Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Berry Shortbread Dreams

I LOVE these cookies! They are delicious! They are the perfect size and perfect sweetness. The tart raspberry jam and the almond extract in the cookie meld together perfectly! 
These cookies will melt in your mouth!

Sorry, I had already packaged these cookies before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture. Not the best picture.
Berry Shortbread Dreams

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/3 to 1/2 cup seedless jam

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 teaspoons water

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the extract; gradually add flour until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center. Fill with jam. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Spoon additional jam into cookies if desired. Combine powdered sugar, extract and enough water to achieve drizzling consistency; drizzle over cookies. Enjoy!

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