White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies are soft & buttery, vanilla & almond-infused thumbprint cookies rolled in slivered almonds, filled with cranberry jelly, and drizzled with melted white chocolate! These White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies are irresistible!
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and almond extract.
Beat in flour and salt until just combined.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Shape into 1-inch balls.
Roll each ball in chopped almonds to thoroughly coat.
Arrange balls two inches apart on parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheets.
Press an indentation in the center of each dough ball using your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies appear set and edges are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the cranberry sauce for about 1 minute, or until thin and liquidy.
Spoon about a teaspoonful of cranberry sauce into the center of each thumbprint.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat white chocolate on high for 30 seconds, stir, and continue heating for 15-second intervals until melted and smooth.
Drizzle cookies with white chocolate, and allow to set.