These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or Christmas.
I adapted this recipe from a Weight Watchers raspberry-almond thumbprint cookie.
Overall it’s a pretty easy recipe, but you do need time to let the dough chill. You can’t skip this step or else the dough will be impossible to work with.
This is a good cookie that’s lower in points than most cookies, but it’s not something I would eat all the time. Three points per cookie adds up fast!
I think this cookie is great for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. It’s something that I can make that my kids will like, without tasting like diet food.
I used reduced-sugar raspberry jam for these cookies, but you can use any flavor jam that you like. If I’m making them for Valentine’s Day or Christmas I would stick to strawberry or raspberry, for the little pop of red.
The original Weight Watchers recipe makes 32 cookies. I cut the recipe in half. I don’t need to have that many cookies laying around…that’s dangerous! 🙂
I finished off half of the cookies with powdered sugar to give them a little variety. Keep in mind if you choose to do this it will add an extra point or two depending on how much you use. (An extra point or two for the whole recipe, not per cookie.)
Yield: 15 cookies (3 points per cookie for MyWW blue, green and purple)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sugar raspberry jam
Add the flour and baking powder to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside
Add the sugar and butter to a separate mixing bowl. Use a hand-held mixer until it is light and fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla extract; beat well.
Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
Roll 15 balls out of the cookie dough. Use your thumb to press into the center of each ball. Do not press all the way through. Fill each center with jam.
Bake 12 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are golden. Let cookies sit on the cookie sheet 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for more dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!