Christmas Chocolate Pistachio Thumbprints

Top Review by Connie K

These little cookies make quite the presentation! The green cookie and the red filling with chocolate drizzle were quite eye-catching! And they taste good, too! I used about 10 drops of red food coloring to get past the pink color in the filling, and only one tablespoon of milk for a nice, thick filling. I also had to bake for 12 minutes, but I got 36 cookies! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, pudding mix and egg.
  2. Add flour and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in nuts. With thumb, make imprint in center.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees, 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Combine all filling ingredients. Melt butter and mix into powdered sugar. Add milk and food coloring to make a thick red filling.
  7. Spoon scant teaspoon in the center of each cookie.
  8. Melt chocolate chips and shortening. Drizzle over cookies.
  9. Let set until icing is hard.

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