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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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

Step-By-Step

1Cream butter and sugar until smooth
2Add egg and extracts and mix well
3Whisk together flour and pudding mix, then add to creamed mixture
4Stir in chopped pecans and mini chocolate chips
5Scoop 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.)
6Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.
7Cream together all ingredients for the filling
8Spoon filling into center of cooled cookies
9Melt together ingredients for glaze
10Drizzle glaze over cookies and let stand until set.

About this Recipe

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