My family loves these cookies
These cookies are a hit with my family. I wanted to post this recipe because yesterday I posted the review for Costco Kirkland Signature Butter Shortbread cookies and if you like those and enjoy raspberry jam you'll love these. These are an almond extract flavored shortbread with a raspberry jam filling. Very simple and so easy. You can choose to drizzle them with melted white chocolate or not. Depends how sweet you like your cookies. It's up to you! I use the E.D. Smith Raspberry Jam from Costco for these cookies.
2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
1 and 1/3 cup white sugar
¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon almond extract
4 and ¼ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup Costco E.D. Smith Raspberry Spread
Using a stand or hand held mixer cream butter until soft and fluffy. About 1 minute.
Add sugar, almond extract and vanilla and mix again until combined. Add flour and mix until flour is incorporated and you have a dough.
Pack dough tightly into a glass or plastic mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
The next day take dough out of refrigerator and start scraping dough with a metal spoon to get about a tablespoon of dough each. The dough will seem like cement but trust me it will work.
Roll tablespoons of dough into balls using your hands and then place each ball on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press down in the center of each ball with the back of a spoon or your thumb to form a little pocket in the middle. If your balls crack just push them together or smooth out the dough with your hands.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Fill each pocket with about 1/2 tsp of Costco E.D. Smith Raspberry Spread. I like to stir the jam up in a bowl so it's smooth first. Bake in the oven with jam for about 12 minutes.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Drizzle with melted white chocolate if desired.
Any questions?! Let me know