Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies


My mother, cousin, Merrilee and I got together last week and made cookies. I wanted to share one of my favorites with you! This is Merrilee’s recipe!!

Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe Type: Desserts
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry Jam
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Curd
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temp
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. With Jam and Curd, you need to add a little water or OJ to loosen it up. We used water.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Wisk to blend.
  4. In separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with mixer until light and creamy. Beat in egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture slowly and beat until moist clumps form.
  6. Roll dough into balls. (we placed balls on parchment paper, on cookie sheets)
  7. Use floured 1/2 teaspoon to create depressions into balls.
  8. Fill holes with Jam and cook about 15-20 minutes.

We also made a yummy icing to put on the Raspberry Jam cookies. Just take powdered sugar and oj or lemon juice. Place in baggie and cut small hole. Then drizzle on top.

Oh my, these are delicious!!


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  1. Oooh I would love to make the raspberry ones.

  2. Oh yummy!!

  3. I need to make some sweets for my husband’s family and these would be perfect.

  4. Those look really good right now!

  5. Yum those looks great!

  6. These look yummy!

  7. Those look great. I would love to try the lemon one!

  8. These look really yummy!

  9. these are my husbands favorite. I Never thought to make them at home. Thanks for the recipe

  10. yum!!

  11. They look really good!

  12. Yummy!

  13. I love thumbprint cookies–these look so yummy!

  14. These look pretty!

  15. The raspberry looks delicious! Great for the holidays!

  16. I love the twist of the thumbprint cookie. My mom always used Hershey’s Kisses but I’d really like to try something else!

  17. These look scrumptious!

  18. Yum! I have a hankering for cookies now.

  19. Thumbprints are my absolute favorite cookie! I wouldn’t have thought to include lemon as a filling but love that suggestion.

  20. Karen Medlin says

    Looks so yummy.. thanks for sharing the recipe and the Yummy Icing!

  21. Those look soooo good!

  22. I love lemon curd, that sounds great.

  23. I would love the raspberry ones!