Raspberry Ribbons {12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies}

These are a fun twist on the traditional thumb print cookies that so many people make at Christmastime. They are buttery, crumbly, sweet and tart. And so easy to eat. Joel inhaled about 5 before I could even snap one picture of the final product.

My family has been making these for several years and they quickly became a favorite and must have on the cookie tray. You could switch up the jam to whatever you prefer. Joel grew up with plum jam thumbprints so I think I may try that out next time.

Raspberry Ribbons
recipe from Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies and Bars

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raspberry jam

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 Tbsp. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Divide dough into four portions; shape each into a 10-inch x 2 1/2-inch log. Place 4 inches apart on greased or foil-lined baking sheets. Make a 1/2-inch depression down the center of each log. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

3. Fill depressions with jam. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to a cutting board; cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place on wire rack.
4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies. Cool completely. Yield: about 5 dozen.



  1. Looks yummy, I love Christmas cookies. I would love for you to join my weekly linky party , and to enter my 66 give aways for a Breaking Dawn party. Come strut your stuff.

  2. Looks so yummy. I think I’ll try making these with my other holiday baking.

  3. Meg, your Raspberry Ribbons will be an awesome holiday treat. My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Yum, these look delicious. I love thumbprint cookies and these look even better! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  5. Not only do these sound delicious, they make a beautiful presentation too! Great recipe.

  6. I love this variation of the thumb print cookie. These look fabulous! I’ll be featuring these tomorrow in my November wrap up of the Holiday Sweet Swap. Thanks for sharing!

  7. OO these are super cute!! I’m SSSOOOO making this this year!
    Come bring this to A Themed Baker’s Sunday over at Cupcake Apothecary where the theme this week is BERRIES!
    See you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  8. Congrats! You were featured in this week’s Themed Baker’s Sunday! Come back for this next week’s theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

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