White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Lydia Gardner Modified: March 25, 2022
White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

How To Make White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

These thumbprint cookies are tasty pistachio cookies that are filled with an orange-infused white chocolate filling to make a sophisticated sweet treat.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



For Cookies:

  • 1cupbutter
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 2egg yolks
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 3⅓ozinstant pistachio pudding mix,1 pkg

For Filling:

  • 2cupswhite chocolate chips
  • ¼cupwhole milk
  • 1tbsporange zest,grated
  • 2ozsalted pistachios,roasted, finely chopped


  1. Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla extract in large bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until well mixed. Add flour, salt, and pudding mix; beat well. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Make an indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.

  5. Combine white chocolate chips, milk, and orange zest in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth.

  6. Pour white chocolate mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the thumbprint of the cooled cookies. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.


  • Calories: 155.61kcal
  • Fat: 9.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.64g
  • Fiber: 0.43g
  • Sugar: 9.64g
  • Protein: 2.00g
  • Cholesterol: 23.83mg
  • Sodium: 64.47mg
  • Calcium: 26.76mg
  • Potassium: 57.79mg
  • Iron: 0.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 48.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.36mg
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