Raspberry and almond cookies

Quick and easy to prepare, these soft raspberry cookies with a hint of almond are perfect for evening with friends.

raspberry cookies

Ingredients (36 biscuits)

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup raspberry jam, boneless
  • Sugar, for dusting.

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon almond extract. Whisk until well combined. Incorporates as much flour as we can with the electric mixer and later uses a wooden spoon to incorporate the remaining flour, if necessary. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until the dough is manageable.
  2. Preheat oven to 176º C. Form balls of 2.5 cm with the dough and arrange them on a baking sheet without grease with 5 cm apart.
  3. Using the thumb press the center of each ball. Pour ½ teaspoon jam where you pressed and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking sheets and transfer to racks to fully cooled.