Cranberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

December 5, 2016Lauren

1I hope you all had a good weekend! Ours was filled with a “Burnett holiday extravaganza”! Which means gingerbread cookie making, Christmas music, games, and movies with the family 🙂

I’ve said it before but I love this time of year! The weather gets colder but people get warmer. It is amazing how hearing Christmas music or the little bells ringing outside of a store can make people so much nicer to each other!

My mom and dad have always filled their home with so much joy and fun. Maybe it is because they had four crazy kids to keep entertained?! Regardless, they have instilled in me how important it is to laugh and find joy in the simplest of things. I cannot tell you how much fun we all have when we are together anyway, but throw in some gingerbread men to decorate and the game Heads Up and it is a full out party.

So in the spirit of gingerbread men.. Tis the season for some cookies!

3I love thumprint cookies partly because I am a sucker for any kind of jam but mostly because they are so cute.

9These thumbprint cookies and icing are made with an almond extract and instead of a jam filling I used none other than cranberry sauce!

10So simple and so cute. These cookies will be the perfect addition to a cookie swap or holiday party!

5

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

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Cranberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Almond thumbprint cookies with a cranberry sauce center.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
24 cookies
Ingredients
Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp Water
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
24 cookies
Ingredients
Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp Water
Instructions
  1. Combine the butter, sugar, almond extract in large bowl and beat on a medium speed until light and creamy.
  2. Reduce to low and add in salt and flour 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Mix until fully blended and chill in the fridge covered for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  6. In the center of each dough ball place your thumb or desired finger and press down hard enough to make an indention. (1)
  7. Fill each indention with 1/4 tsp on the cranberry sauce.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly brown.
  9. Let cool completely.
  10. Combine all icing ingredients and stir together until mixture in smooth.
  11. Drizzle desired amount over each cookie.
Recipe Notes

(1) Cookies may crack a little bit on the edges when pressing.

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3 Comments

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    December 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Great new thumbprint idea – Love it! Thanks for sharing at the Great Cookie Exchange!

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    Megan – The Emotional Baker

    December 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so worried I won’t get to bake everything I want to this Christmas!! Top of my list are gingerbread cookies and thumbprint cookies. These look perfect – I love the cranberry almond combo 🙂

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      Lauren

      December 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I feel your pain Megan! There are way too many Christmas goodies on my list too 🙂 Thank you!

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