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Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 37 mins

These Christmas thumbprint cookies are all decked out in red and green! Rich cream cheese dough is coated in crunchy pistachios and crowned with a jammy dollop of tangy cranberry compote.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry pistachio cream cheese thumbprint cookies, cranberry pistachio thumbprints
Servings: 42
Calories: 132 kcal
  1. Simmer the cranberries, sugar, and water in a small pot for 15 minutes, or until the berries have burst and the sauce is slightly thickened.

  2. Cool completely.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until completely combined.
  5. Mix in the flour and refrigerate the dough for a minimum of 1 hour.
  6. Scoop the chilled dough into 1 tablespoon balls, and roll between your palms.
  7. Dredge the balls in the egg white, and roll in chopped pistachios to coat.
  8. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and use a ¼ teaspoon measure to press a deep well into the center of each ball.

  9. Fill the well with a small amount of the cooled cranberry mixture, and bake for 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 206IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.