12 Days of Treats Cookies

Raspberry Stripper Cookies


It’s finally here!  The 12 Days of Treats 2017 and I’m kicking it off with an elegant twist on a thumbprint cookie.  When I was a kid, I wrinkled my nose at any cookie with jam but thank goodness our tastes change if we just allow ourselves to try things again as an adult!  I found this recipe in a magazine decades ago and it’s been one of my favorites ever since.  Ahh, the days before Pinterest!  Now don’t let the risque name fool you, these babies are nothing but sweet and sassy!

Sur La TableIn this video, I’ll show you how to make this cookie for the perfect holiday gift or afternoon tea.  It shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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As a bonus, this recipe is extra special because day one of the 12 Days of Treats is a collaboration with my friends at Country Hill Cottage!   These ladies have wonderful recipes, craft tutorials and printables that are perfect for gift giving.  They have created special free printable gift tags just for the occasion and I think you’ll love them as much as I do!  Be sure to check them out and tell them Mrs. Kringle sent you!  😉

Raspberry Stripper Cookies
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes
  • 1/3 cup (67g) sugar
  • 5 tbsp (71g) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (125g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (2 1/8 tbsp UK) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1/3 tsp UK) salt
  • 1/3 cup (107g) seedless raspberry preserves
    For the glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees/190C/gas mark 5
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar then add vanilla, egg white and mix until combined.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt), whisk together then add to butter mixture until dough forms.
  4. Divide dough in half and roll into 12" logs on a lined or greased cookie sheet. Use your finger to make a "ditch" in the middle.
  5. Spoon preserves in the middle of the "ditch."
  6. Bake for 20 minutes then allow to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes.
  7. Make glaze with powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Place in a sandwich bag and when you're ready to ice, snip the corner.
  8. Drizzle the glaze back and forth over the cookie logs.
  9. Cut into diagonal strips but leave them in place and let cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Separate slices and store in an airtight container up to 7 days.

Use two different jams if you'd like variety in the same batch. Strawberry or fig would work well with the lemon glaze.

Ingredient conversions to grams were used with the grams/cups calculator at www.gourmetsleuth.com. Please double check accuracy before baking.

Nutrition information
Serving Size: 16-20 cookies

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


    1. We sure had some great treats in this collab and your tags are simply stunning! Thank you for including me! Happy holidays to you as well!

  1. I enjoyed watching your video to see how these pretty cookies were made. They sound good and I may add them to my Christmas baking this year. Thank you!

    1. Bwaaahaha!! I know, I think that was what intrigued me when I found them years ago! I could’ve altered the name but then it would be less interesting! 😉

  2. I’m familiar with thumbprint cookies, but this is a new one to me — I’m a fan of just about anything with raspberry – can’t wait to try them – Merry Christmas!
    Thank you for sharing at this week’d Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop!

  3. Not only do these cookies look delicious, but so pretty too! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us on Party in Your PJs! I look forward to seeing what luscious thing you are baking next week!!

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