Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

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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


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


  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.

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About Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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