It’s Monday.

I clean all day long on Monday.

It’s just a habit . . . a routine. 

 If something messes up my Monday, I panic!! 

 I rarely bake on Monday . . . I clean.  If I make a post on Monday, it’s because I saved a post for a Monday.  Today is our Lucky Monday.  My oldest daughter whom we call Brandi, sent me this recipe along with pic’s of these scrumptious looking little cookies. She apologized for the picture quality, but I think they are perfect.  These cookies got rave reviews in her household, and thought I might like the recipe as well.  So . . . I’m passing it on to all of you. I love Shortbread!  Shortbread with raspberry centers really gets my attention.  You could add any jam center you like.

I think that when I try this recipe, I will make a Vanilla Glaze to drizzle over the top.

Wouldn’t that be pretty!

Thanks Brandi!

You saved my neglected Monday Posts.

Help please: I’m trying really hard to find a better “print” plugin for this darn blog. The one below that shades the recipe is supposed to take you to a page that will provide you with a nice printable version.  This looks good, but it doesn’t print for me.  I’ve been told it’s because of the browser I use. If you are able to print this recipe using the box below, please let me know.  Maybe I need to switch browsers.  Firefox?  Chrome?  or possible the new IE9 will work better. 




·       1 1/2 cups butter, softened

·       1 cup sugar

·       3 egg yolks

·       3 cups sifted flour, or more

·       1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

·       strawberry or raspberry jam


Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks, flour and vanilla; mix well. If dough is too soft to handle, work in little more flour. Roll dough into little balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make a thumb print in the center of each. Fill thumbprint with your favorite jam. Bake a small first batch, and if the cookies in the first batch spreads too much, work a little more flour into the dough. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown around edges.
Makes 8-10 dozen cookies


  • Brandi - 03/14/2011 - 8:31 pm

    That link doesn’t work for me. It acts like it wants to go to another screan, but then doesn’t do anythign at all. GOOD LUCK!!!

    Love these cookies though. They were real good. The drizzle would have steped them up a notch! YUM!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kershaw - 03/14/2011 - 9:45 pm

    This link didn’t work for me either. A print dialogue box flashed for just a second and then was gone.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - 03/15/2011 - 7:05 am

    no luck with IE9 either.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - 03/15/2011 - 12:00 pm

    It printed just fine for me! I use FirefoxReplyCancel

  • LORI - 03/15/2011 - 1:13 pm

    It printed fine for me. I use firefox.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 03/15/2011 - 3:12 pm

    It worked for me Mom…I use Safari. I’m pretty sure you can download firefox on your computer.ReplyCancel

  • cakewhiz - 03/15/2011 - 6:18 pm

    your daughter’s recipe has produced some very attractive cookies. i love the jam center… mmmm!ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 03/16/2011 - 11:50 am

    Ooh, those look good…and they would be even better with some chocolate sauce in the thumbprint area….I think I am going to make some cookies this week =)ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/16/2011 - 1:31 pm

    Jonna, these cookies look wonderful! Jam thumbprints are some of my favorite, and they definitely shouldn’t be a cookie only reserved for the holidays. Wonderful recipe and mouthwatering photos! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 03/17/2011 - 12:10 pm

    I made these last night, and they are perfect and buttery! I traded the jam for white chocolate ganache with a bit of green food coloring for a St. Patty’s dinner. Thanks for the delicious recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Hide - 03/22/2011 - 12:25 pm

    Hey Sis…and Bran! Thanks for the recipe idea…have to go VT tomorrow morning and I told my partner I would bring a treat. I had NO ideas so I got on your site and voila…a great, easy cookie recipe. Love you…thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • molly paffish - 09/03/2013 - 8:23 pm

    THANK YOU!ReplyCancel