Almond Thumbprint Cookies

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/2-teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2-cup raspberry, strawberry or your favorite flavor jam

In a larger mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, salt, extract, and beat 2-3 minutes until creamy. Reduce speed to low and add flour all at once and beat until well mixed. Chill dough at least one hour.
When ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into one-inch balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheets. With thumb, make indentation in center and fill with 1/4 teaspoon of jam.
Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand one minute before moving to cooling racks.
When completely cooled, drizzle with a glaze made from 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract and 2 to 3 teaspoons of water. Let glaze dry prior to storing.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: approx. 2 dozen
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 14-18 Minutes

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Recipe Provided By:
By the Side of the Road
Harrisonburg, VA

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