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    Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

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    52 mins

    40 mins

    12 mins

    KitchenCraftsnMore's Note:

    A rich, multi-step cookie for special occasions. Delish!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on high speed until smooth, about 4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add egg and extracts; mix well.
    4. 4
      In another bowl, combine flour and pudding and add to the butter mixture.
    5. 5
      Stir in chocolate chips.
    6. 6
      Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in nuts.
    7. 7
      Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
    8. 8
      Make a thumbprint in center of each cookie and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
    9. 9
      Position a wire rack inside a large baking pan or over sheets of wax paper.
    10. 10
      Remove cookies from oven, place on wire rack to cool.
    11. 11
      To prepare filling, in a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    12. 12
      Stir in vanilla and milk; mix until combined and smooth.
    13. 13
      Spoon into center of cooled cookies.
    14. 14
      Leave cookies on rack to glaze.
    15. 15
      To prepare glaze, in microwave oven or over very low heat, melt chocolate and shortening.
    16. 16
      Stir until smooth, taking care not to scorch the chocolate.
    17. 17
      Bunch 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.
    18. 18
      For 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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    • on December 04, 2005



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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

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