½ cup (1 stick) of salted Butter
1 tbsp Almond Extract
1 cup Sugar
2 ½ Cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 egg yolk
4 oz. softened Cream Cheese
Your favorite jelly/jam for the imprints
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with the oven rack in the middle. Cream together the butter and sugar until well mixed, then add egg yolk and extract. Drop small bits of cream cheese into mixture, mixing well with each addition. When well mixed, add flour ½ cup at a time and dough will form.
On a lightly greased cookie sheet, drop spoonfuls of dough onto sheet, and use a well-floured thumb to make an imprint in the middle of dough ball. Place a small amount of Jam/Jelly into the impression. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges are lightly browned.