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Shortbread Cookies with Jam

These Shortbread Cookies with Jam are melt in your mouth delicious! So fun and easy to make, a great way to make memories with your kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 13 Cookies
Calories 125kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered sugar (60g)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract
  • 1 Cup All purpose flour (145g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp Jam, of choice


  • Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the extracts and beat again.
  • Stir in the flour and salt.
  • Roll into 1 Tbsp sized balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, using your thumb to make a thumbprint in the center.
  • Fill the thumbprints with about 1/2 tsp of jam.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Bake until the edges are JUST lightly browned, about 20-22 mins.
  • Cool on the pan completely.



Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg