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Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 42
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Here's a must-have holiday cookie that's a great addition to any dessert buffet.

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup finely chopped roasted pistachio nuts
1
jar (12 oz) red raspberry jam
2
tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla and nuts.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 1 inch apart. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until set but not browned. Quickly remake indentation with end of wooden spoon handle if necessary. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Fill each thumbprint with about 1 rounded teaspoonful of jam. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons powdered sugar over jam-filled centers.

Expert Tips

Laura Murphy from Columbus, MS created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.

"This recipe is an updated version of a thumbprint cookie recipe that has played a big role in initiating the holiday season for my family for as long as I can remember. We are always sad to see them go with the Christmas season, though they are well worth the wait each year." Laura Murphy

A food processor works great for finely chopping the pistachio nuts.

You can substitute strawberry jam or your favorite flavor for the raspberry.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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