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Pistachio Jewel Cookies recipe

Pistachio Jewel Cookies.

Pistachio thumbprints filled with glistening,jewel-like jelly centers.

Recipe: Pistachio Jewel Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped
1/4 cup jelly of choice, (or butter icing)

  • Combine butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla;beat until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt; mix thoroughly.Chill dough for at least 30 minutes or until dough hardens.
  • Shape dough into small balls. Beat eggwhite until foamy; dip balls in egg white, then roll in choppedpistachios. Place on ungreased baking sheet; make deep indentationin each cookie.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10 to12 minutes. Remove from oven; cool. Fill indentation with jellyor butter icing of your choice. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

    Makes 24 cookies.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the California Pistachio Commission.

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