Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies: The Easiest and Most Delicious Easter Dessert

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These adorable Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect Easter treat! They’re easy to make, require just a few simple ingredients, and are always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, they’re so cute and festive with their bright pink raspberry filling and delicate almond flavor.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Sliced almonds, for garnish (optional)


Cream the butter and sugar:

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In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This will take about 3 minutes with an electric mixer.

Add the extracts and salt:

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Beat in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt until combined.

Mix in the flour:

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Gradually add the flour to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!

Chill the dough:

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Shape the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This will help the cookies to keep their shape while baking.

Preheat the oven:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Shape the cookies:

Roll the chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a few inches between each cookie. Use your thumb to make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie.

Fill the indentations:

Fill each indentation with a teaspoon of raspberry jam.

Bake the cookies:

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

Cool and serve:

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with sliced almonds, if desired.


  • For a deeper almond flavor, you can use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  • If you don’t have raspberry jam, you can use any other flavor of jam that you like.
  • If the dough is too sticky, you can chill it for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Be sure to let the cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

These Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them! They’re the perfect way to celebrate Easter or any other special occasion.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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