Strawberry Filled Butter Cookies
3/4 cups butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup strawberry jam
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 – 3 tsp. lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat butter and sugars on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and almond extract, beating until well incorporated. Slowly add flour and salt and mix until combined. Form dough into 1 inch balls, and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Press into the center of each cookie with your finger to make a well.
Fill each well with about 1/2 tsp strawberry jam. Bake until golden brown on the bottom about 9-11 minutes. While the cookies are baking stir together the powdered sugar and 2 tsp lemon juice. If necessary add additional lemon juice to get a drizzling consistency.
Remove cookies from oven and drizzle with lemon glaze. Drizzle with additional glaze after cookies have cooled , if desired. Makes about 24 cookies.