The raspberry thumbprint cookie recipe on LandOLakes.com involves a dough that consists of flour, butter, sugar and almond flavoring. Other recipes for raspberry thumbprint cookies are available on FoodNetwork.com, Epicurious.com and MyRecipes.com.
Make the LandOLakes recipe by beating 1 cup of softened butter, 2/3 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of almond flavoring together to form a creamy mixture. Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour and continue to beat the mixture to make a dough.
Roll small pieces of the dough to create 1-inch balls and arrange them on cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between each cookie. Press down the center of each cookie ball with your thumb to make an indentation and place 1/4 teaspoon of raspberry jam in each indentation. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 16 minutes or until they turn golden-brown, then allow them to cool completely. The recipe also suggests making a glaze with 1 cup of powdered sugar, 3 teaspoons of water and 1 ½ teaspoons of almond extract to drizzle over the finished cookies.
The raspberry thumbprint cookie recipe on FoodNetwork.com adds flavor to the raspberry jam with Chambord liqueur and also uses vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice in the dough. The recipe on Epicurious.com imparts a rustic texture and nutty flavor to the dough with quick-cooking rolled oats and ground walnuts. The recipe on MyRecipes.com incorporates grated almond paste into the dough to make it soft and moist.