Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies. Is my absolute favorite sweet cookie recipe. They are spot on in flavor and texture, super buttery and super fresh and super delicious. I have tried so many different types of shortbread, including traditional sugar cookies, but the raspberry ones are just perfect.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

The first time I made this raspberry almond shortbread I was surprised at how light and fluffy it was. It was as though the batter was so light and airy that the shortbread did not need a lot of extra ingredients or baking time. Even added fruit just to make them even more special!

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Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

The next time I tried it, I added some raspberry jam to the almond shortbread. This added a bit of sweetness and even more flavor. The flavor of the jam added a bit of acidity to the shortbread and gave it a good crunch. These shortbread cookies will not disappoint you if you try them one of these ways. If you are looking for something with a little bit more tart and a bit less sweet, then you might want to try a raspberry chocolate chip shortbread cookie.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies is usually very moist, so if you would like them a little lighter, then you might want to use other shortbread recipes with less flavor. The raspberry shortbread cookie recipe comes from a long line of cookies known as “Raspberries & Cream,” which are a series of recipes originating in Germany.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

One of the most popular versions of the Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookie recipe has been featured on the Oprah show. In the episode she was shown the cookies and talked about their simplicity and deliciousness. When she was shown some of the ingredients, she was surprised at how simple they were. She said that she had never seen anything so simple, and after taste test the cookies, she admitted that they were as close to homemade as it gets! Print

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Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies


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  • Author: Meet Crissy @ dearcrissy
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 36 Cookies 1x

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Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies. Is my absolute favorite sweet cookie recipe. They are spot on in flavor and texture, super buttery.


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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam
  6. sugar for sprinkling
  7. 1 cup powdered sugar
  8. 3 to 4 teaspoons water
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

Instructions

  1. Step1: In a medium bowl beat butter medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add the the 2/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Beat until well combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with electric mixer and then using a wooden spoon stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Step2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using your thumb, press an indentation into the center of each ball. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the jam into each indentation and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks to finish cooling.
  3. Step3: For icing, in a medium bowl combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon water and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract. Add enough of the remaining water to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle cookies with icing.

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  • Category: Collection Recipes
  • Cuisine: American

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Another popular version of the Raspberry Almond Shortbread is made with pure cane sugar. Although I have not found it in the ingredient list, the ingredients are not hard to find and very inexpensive either. You can find these types of cookies at your local grocery store as well as online, but be sure to check the expiration date on the packaging to make sure that you are getting the best quality possible.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Although raspberry shortbread are a bit expensive, they are quite inexpensive when compared to other brands of almond cookies. So if you can only afford a few, they are a wonderful way to spend a little time in the kitchen. It is also a great treat to share with a friend and show them what you have done together.

In addition to the shortbread recipe, I have also discovered that there are some delicious “sugar cookies” that are very similar to raspberry shortbread. These sugar cookies are not actually shortbread, but are actually cinnamon sugar cookie. The cinnamon and nutmeg flavor in these cookies makes them even more delicious. There are many different variations and each will have its own taste that will surprise you.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

For those of you who are not used to baking cookies, raspberry almond shortbread is probably one of the easiest and simplest ways to get started. Once you get used to making cookies in the morning, you will find that the hours spent in the kitchen every night make your days more enjoyable! If you feel up to trying the recipes, just get yourself some cinnamon and nutmeg and a cup of your favorite flavored tea. After the tea has finished brewing, you are ready to go shopping! Once you have all the ingredients ready and chilled, start baking!

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies is usually made by rolling out the dough, folding it over itself a couple times to create a crust and then adding any flavored icing. and the berries. To ensure that you have a smooth dough, make sure to leave some room between the berries for some room for the decorating!

If you have never baked a shortbread cookie before, this is probably one of the easiest types of recipes that you could try. They are not difficult to make, but do require a little bit of patience and practice to become a pro at creating delicious cookies!

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