Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Lynn Riemenschneider

By
@lynnly16r

I love to bake and I am always looking for something different. I found this recipe a few years ago and they are a hit. These cookies are a little different from the usual thumbprint but everywhere I take these, people love them - even my 3 and 5 year old grandsons!


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Rating:

Serves:

2 - 3 dozen cookies

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 tsp
almond extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 pkg
instant pistachio pudding mix (3.4 ounces)
2 c
finely chopped pecans
1/2 c
semi-sweet mini chocloate chips

FILLING

2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 - 3 Tbsp
milk

GLAZE (OPTIONAL)

1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp
shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter and sugar until smooth
2
Add egg and extracts and mix well
3
Whisk together flour and pudding mix, then add to creamed mixture
4
Stir in chopped pecans and mini chocolate chips
5
Scoop into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Make thumbprint in each cookie. (I use the end of a wooden spoon.)
6
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.
7
Cream together all ingredients for the filling
8
Spoon filling into center of cooled cookies
9
Melt together ingredients for glaze
10
Drizzle glaze over cookies and let stand until set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #pistachio, #thumbprint