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Pistachio Thumbprints

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"'These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink,' says Liz Probelski of Port Washington, Wisconsin."
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Ingredients

55 m servings
Original recipe yields 42 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Combine flour and pudding mix; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nuts. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; make a thumbprint in center of cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  2. For filling, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and milk. Spoon into center of cooled cookies.
  3. For glaze, if desired, melt chocolate chips and shortening; drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set.

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Just made these yesterday and they turned out great! My mother who is not a big fan of sweets raved that they are the best cookies she has every tasted. The green color is very nice and I wante...

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This was an easy recipe. I did not like the flavor the pistachio pudding added. It seemed too artificial to me. My wife loved them, though. To improve, I recommend adding about 1-2 cups nuts...

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Just made these yesterday and they turned out great! My mother who is not a big fan of sweets raved that they are the best cookies she has every tasted. The green color is very nice and I wante...

These are the most asked for cookie I have ever made. If time is of the essence just put three mini chips in the center of the filling. It's just enough chocolate in place of the drizzle It has ...

These are delicious and so many options. I made a double batch of the pistachio flavored and then a quadruple batch of lemon substituting lemon extract, lemon pudding and white chocolate chips (...

This was an easy recipe. I did not like the flavor the pistachio pudding added. It seemed too artificial to me. My wife loved them, though. To improve, I recommend adding about 1-2 cups nuts...

Got rave reviews for Christmas last year. They add some nice color to the tray. Made just as the recipe states. My oven seems to cook hot so I had to watch them. They were the first treats g...

Excellent cookie. My family loved these as well and requested they be added to the annual Christmas cookie list. My only change was to omit the nuts as I prefer cookies without them.

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These are the best. Beautiful and very tasty. My hubands favorite.

Excellent recipe! It is very forgiving, and does well with substitutions! I made mine egg and dairy free and they still came out perfect (and no one could tell the difference). Everyone should t...