Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Lynn Riemenschneider


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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2 - 3 dozen cookies
1 Hr
10 Min


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1 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
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


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


1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp

How to Make Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies


  • 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.

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About Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

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

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