Raspberry Jam Cookies for #ChristmasCookies

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway. Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

Today I want to kick this super sweet week off with these amazingly delicious, tender, raspberry infused cookies. If you have raspberry jam in your house, give these a try soon! They're a great variation to the traditional raspberry thumbprint cookies - a soft subtly flavored cookie that disappeared in NO time at my house! 

These beautiful little cookies look like scoops of ice cream before baking! The texture of these is so light and tender - and the flavor is enhanced by the addition of Adams Vanilla Extract. This event is the first time I've had the opportunity to try Adams and ooohhh it's good stuff! I opened the bottle just to smell the vanilla numerous times. It is a wonderful vanilla extract - a strong, clean, delicious flavor profile. Their almond extract is just as amazing! I had a chance to use that in one of the other recipes I'll be sharing this week.

Enjoy all of these AMAZING cookie recipes for the first day of #ChristmasCookies this week!

Monday Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

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Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Raspberry Jam Cookies

8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature
⅔ cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
¼ teaspoon dried lemon zest
½ teaspoon Adams vanilla extract
¼ cup raspberry jam
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with silpats (I loved my Analon cookie sheets - no silpats needed for those!)
  2. Place the softened butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip on medium-high speed until lightened in color and creamy (a couple minutes).
  3. Scraped down the sides and blend in the egg, then the lemon zest and Adams Vanilla Extract. Blend well, again scraping down the sides as needed. Blend in the raspberry jam.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and blend slowly until incorporated.
  6. Finish combining with a spatula if needed. Use a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop and scoop cookie onto prepared baking sheets (12 per sheet).  
  7. Bake in the preheated oven 12-13 minutes, until the bottom is lightly golden brown at the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheets 3-5 minutes and then carefully move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Recipe adapted from The Tough Cookie 

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  1. I was expecting thumbprints when I read the recipe title. I LOVE that you mix the jam right into the batter. YUM

  2. I love the idea of mixing the jam into the dough! That sounds amazing!

  3. I love the swirl of raspberry in these cookies!

  4. Raspberry jam makes these cookies extra delicious!

  5. Yes! A great way to get rid of leftover bits of jam! I'll definitely be making these!

  6. I like that you added the jam into the recipe instead of a thumbprint! Sounds so good!

  7. I love that you added the jam to the batter....YUM

  8. These sound wonderful, my husband is a huge raspberry fan!

  9. You know I just remembered some old jam I canned that I need to use up. This will be perfect!

  10. Mixing the jam in to the cookie dough sounds marvelous. I can't wait to taste these.

  11. I always have that little bit of jam in the fridge. It's a great way to use up the last of the jar!

  12. This is right up my husband's alley. He loves all things raspberry. I can't wait to try them..


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