This recipe has been in my family almost as long as I’ve been alive. My mom started making them at Christmas when I was a little kid. It’s a drop cookie that’s rolled in nuts with a little depression, made at the center with a finger or the handle of a wooden spoon, and then filled with jam. Raspberry and blackberry are my favorites.
Originally, mom rolled them in walnuts but somewhere through the years it changed to pistachios. Both options are good – it really just comes down to taste preference and price as walnuts around here, in the Midwest at least, are a bit cheaper than pistachios. Although the little specs of green with the pistachios are kind of cute if you don’t mind eating green food.