Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

These are simple cookies that look pretty and have nice almond and cherry flavour – similar to many other Danish desserts that require a lot more effort!

1 cup softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
pinch of salt
2 cups flour
1/4 cup milk
Cherry jam

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the extract and salt. Add the flour and then the milk. Do not overbeat.

Form into balls and put on parchment on a cookie sheet. Press your thumb into the center of each, and fill the indentation with cherry jam.

These cookies do not spread very much. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes. Cool on rack.

Drizzle icing

1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
enough water to make an icing that drizzles nicely – a spoonful or two

Drizzle the icing in a pattern using a spoon, or fill a piping bag and use a small tip to pipe on top of cookie.

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