Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pistachio cookies

In honor of the holiday I thought I'd post the recipe for chocolate chip, pistachio cookies. They are easy to make and look fancy.

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 package (3 1/2 oz) of instant pistachio pudding
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl beat the cookie ingredients until well blended. If necessary refrigerate dough for up to 45 minute for easier handling.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. With thumb make imprint in the center of each cookie. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until edges are light golden brown. Cool.
In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients until smooth. Spoon teaspoonful into center of each cookie.
In small saucepan over low heat melt glaze ingredients, stirring constantly. Drizzle over each filled cookie.


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I love the flavor of pistachio.
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  2. Hi Barb, thanks for visiting. Cheers~