Jam Shortbread Jewels

DSCF1174From the social condition to cookies… what can I say? I found this absolutely amazing cookie recipe that I made with the kids yesterday, and they are easily the best new cookies I’ve made in years. Super easy, kid friendly, but good enough for company too. And they’re pretty!

Jam Shortbread Jewels

1 cup butter
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 t almond extract
2 cups flour
1 T water

  1. Cream sugar, butter and extract together, add flour until dough comes together. Add water if a little extra moisture is needed. That’s all. Seriously.
  2. Roll into 1″ balls, place 1 1/2″ apart on cookie sheet, and press your thumb into the center of each one. Fill the depression with 1/4 t of whatever jam you have on hand. ( I used raspberry, but I bet apricot would be divine!) The kids did this part and loved it.
  3. Bake at 350* for 16/18 minutes until lightly golden.

Cool on racks.
Drizzle with a little icing made with:
1/2 c powdered sugar
1T milk
1/2 t almond extract.

Omnomnomnom… these don’t last in our house.