Pistachio + Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

December 17, 2019

Looking for an out-of-the-box Christmas cookie that looks like it took hours to make, but is actually super easy? And we can't forget delicious and crowd-pleasing too! Well, I've got the perfect little cookie for you to whip up for the holidays that is packed with flavor and keeps you from spending a whole lot of time in the kitchen. If that's not a win-win, I'm not sure what is!

So let's keep this as simple as this cookie....

  • What You'll Need
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 TSP vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 TSP salt
    • 1 cup pistachios, pulsed in food processor 
    • Seedless raspberry jam

  • What You'll Do
    • Preheat the oven to 325°.
    • Cream the softened butter and powdered sugar together, then add in vanilla and stir till well mixed.
    • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Then slowly add to the creamed mixture until thoroughly mixed. Add the pistachios.
    • Next, roll the dough into 1" balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Using your thumb, gently press into the center of the ball to make a small indention. Make sure not to bust through the dough. 
    • Scoop about 1 TSP (use more or less to your liking) of raspberry jam into each indention.
    • Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookie are light brown.
    • Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool. 
    • Dust with additional powdered sugar if desired. 

Now enjoy this perfectly festive treat!!