Raspberry Shortbread Tea Cookies

Lately I’ve been obsessed with tea. It might have something to do with me binge watching shows like Downton Abbey or The Paradise but who knows. English tea parties always seem so elegant and fancy. I’m living the mom life and words like elegant and fancy aren’t really part of my vocabulary anymore unless of course, I’m talking about something I saw on tv.

Enter my version of the English tea party. When it’s nap time I make myself a self a cup of herbal tea in my fancy tea cup I bought at TJ Max (three dollars in clearance..boom!). I also make myself a good cookie the night before so when it’s time for my nap time tea party I’m good to go.

If you’re not living the mom life but still want to get your fancy pants on and have a tea party; gather your friends together and have a Downton Abby party. Watch an episode and have tea and cookies!

These cookies are one of my favorite tea time cookies. Shortbread cookies are a classic English tea party cookie. Theses shortbread cookies are filled with raspberry preserves so they’re bright and colorful and extra sweet. You can also add a glaze to them if you want.

Raspberry Shortbread Tea Cookies (Adapted from Betty Crocker)
Recipe Type: Cookie
Author: Kellie Harley
Serves: 1 dozen cookies
  • ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 C Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract
  • Raspberry Preserves
  • For Glaze:
  • ¼ C Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  1. For Cookies
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. In a bowl combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour and mix until the dough begins to form a ball.
  5. Roll dough into ½ balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Press your thumb into the center of each dough ball and fill the well with raspberry preserves.
  7. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cookie is golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and cool cookies completely before adding glaze.
  9. For Glaze
  10. Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork or whisk until all powdered sugar is dissolved. Drizzle on top of cookies.


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