A rich, multi-step cookie for special occasions. Delish!
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups finely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on high speed until smooth, about 4 minutes.
- 3Add egg and extracts; mix well.
- 4In another bowl, combine flour and pudding and add to the butter mixture.
- 5Stir in chocolate chips.
- 6Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in nuts.
- 7Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
- 8Make a thumbprint in center of each cookie and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
- 9Position a wire rack inside a large baking pan or over sheets of wax paper.
- 10Remove cookies from oven, place on wire rack to cool.
- 11To prepare filling, in a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- 12Stir in vanilla and milk; mix until combined and smooth.
- 13Spoon into center of cooled cookies.
- 14Leave cookies on rack to glaze.
- 15To prepare glaze, in microwave oven or over very low heat, melt chocolate and shortening.
- 16Stir until smooth, taking care not to scorch the chocolate.
- 17Bunch cooled cookies together on cooling rack and drizzle chocolate over them in a very thin stream, crossing back and forth over cookies to form chocolate lace.
- 18For simple drizzling, hold a small spoonful of chocolate about 6 inches above the rack; release a thin stream of chocolate as you move the spoon back and forth quickly over the cookies.
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Nutritional Facts for Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (1273 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 117.5
- Calories from Fat 72
- Total Fat 8.0 g
- Saturated Fat 3.3 g
- Cholesterol 14.1 mg
- Sodium 29.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 7.0 g
- Protein 1.1 g
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instant pistachio pudding mix