Our Third Place Cookie Recipe from Mary Stegman
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup Land o lakes butter
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 2 cups plus 2 T all-purpose flour
- ½ cup raspberry jam
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ tsp almond extract
- 2-3 tsp water
Makes 3 ½ dozen
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl, combine sugar, butter and almond extract. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour. Continue beating until well-mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. With thumb, make an indentation in center of each cookie (edges may crack slightly). Fill each indentation with about ¼ teaspoon of jam. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand for 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet.
For the glaze: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract. Gradually stir in enough water for a thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies.