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Cookie swap: Tara’s lemon filled pistachio thumbprints

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Cookie swap: Tara’s lemon filled pistachio thumbprints

 
Cookie ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2-¼ cups white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup finely chopped pistachios

Directions
1
In medium bowl beat sugar, butter, vanilla and 2 egg yolks until light and fluffy. In separate bowl blend flour and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, mixing well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.

2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in egg whites then in pistachios. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Make thumb imprint in center of each cookie (*tip: use floured rounded end of wooden spoon). Bake at 350 for 11-14 minutes or until light golden brown on edges. Re-press center thumbprint upon removing from oven. Cool.

Filling ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions
1
In small saucepan mix all filling ingredients. Cook over medium/low heat until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool slightly.

2 Spoon filling into cooked, cooled cookies. Store in fridge.
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Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap

Cookie swap: Tara’s lemon filled pistachio thumbprints