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Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

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Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies look fancy, but they are SUPER easy to make! The perfect balance of sweet and tart – these cookies are simply delicious!

If you’re as crazy about lemon desserts like we are, be sure to try our Lemon Cheesecake Mousse, Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, and this Easy Lemon Pound Cake,

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Every bite of these Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies melts in your mouth. In fact, just thinking about these cookies makes me want to go to the kitchen right now and start baking them! Here is how to make them –

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The first step to making these delicious cookies is to make the dough. This is a lovely, simple dough with just three ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour. To make it lemony, add the zest of one lemon.

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Place small balls of dough onto a lined cookie sheet or stoneware. I use a small cookie scoop to get my cookies a uniform size.

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Once your cookie dough is placed on your stoneware, it’s time to form the indentation to hold the lovely raspberry jam. To do this, use the back of a 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon and push down into the center of each ball of dough.

Now, use that same teaspoon to measure out raspberry jam to put inside the indentations.

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Once all the jam is in, it is time to bake! Just throw this in the oven for 9-11 minutes. (It will take a little longer on stoneware. You want the cookies to be barely set when you take them out of the oven).

These gorgeous cookies are perfect for baby showers, weddings, or just sharing with friends. And now that you know how easy they are to make, what are you waiting for?!

Here is the recipe –

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

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Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies look fancy, but they are SUPER easy to make! The perfect balance of sweet and tart - these cookies are simply delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, cookies, lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 cup butter not margarine, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour spooned into measuring cups and leveled
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 lemon zested


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Add the lemon zest and mix.
  4. Slowly add the flour and mix until incorporated.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on an un-greased cookie sheet, baking mat, or stoneware.
  6. Using the back of a 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon, indent each ball of dough.
  7. Using the same 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon, place 1/4 tsp. raspberry jam in each indentation.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes (longer for stonewaruntil the cookies are barely set.
  9. Remove from oven. Let cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Melissa is the creative mom and blogger from Ice Cream Inspiration, She was a contributor on the Somewhat Simple Creative Team from 2015-2016. Stop by her site for delicious recipes, home organization challenges, and amazing makeovers!

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