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Raspberry Shortbread

Almond extract and raspberry jam give this classic shortbread cookie a rich upgrade.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 1999

  • Yield: 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar seedless raspberry jam, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation

Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until blended. Divide dough into 6 equal portions; roll each portion into a 12- x 1-inch strip. Place strips on lightly greased baking sheets.

Make a 1/2-inch-wide by 1/4-inch-deep indentation down center of each strip using the handle of a wooden spoon. Spoon half of jam evenly into indentations.

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon remaining jam into indentations. Bake 5 more minutes or until lightly browned.

Whisk together powdered sugar, water, and extract; drizzle over warm shortbread. Cut each strip diagonally into 1-inch slices. Cool in pans on wire racks.

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