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Pistachio Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Cookies Recipe

Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts! Promoting heart health and satiety, pistachios are nutrient-dense nuts, rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. I love their flavor throughout the year but especially at Christmastime. I also love baking cookies for my family and friends during the holiday season. Pistachio cookies, with their vibrant green hue and nutty flavor, bring a festive twist to holiday baking. The aromatic blend of ground pistachios and sweet dough creates a delightful treat, perfect for sharing joy during the season. These cookies add a touch of warmth and flavor to festive gatherings and celebrations.

Baking drop cookies during the holiday season is a cherished tradition in my home. I infuse the joy of pistachios into my festive creations, enhancing the holiday spirit with each delicious bite. The process involves blending the vibrant green goodness of ground pistachios into the cookie dough, creating a visually appealing and delectably nutty treat. The enticing aroma fills the kitchen, signaling the arrival of holiday cheer. Sharing these pistachio-infused delights with loved ones becomes a heartwarming gesture, spreading happiness and indulgence during this special time of the year. Pistachio cookies also freeze well, so I can make a large batch and then take a few treats out of my freezer through the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 210 grams of white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of pistachio syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 292 grams of pistachios
  • 260 grams of all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Grind the pistachios in a food processor. Set aside 4 tablespoons of the ground pistachios.
  3. Soften the butter.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer.
  5. Add the eggs and pistachio syrup to the butter mixture.
  6. Add the salt, baking powder, ground pistachios, and all-purpose flour to the mixture.
  7. Chill the cookie dough for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Scoop the chilled cookie dough into 1-inch balls with a cookie scoop.
  9. Place the unbaked cookies on a cookie sheet.
  10. Roll the top of each cookie in the reserved ground pistachios.
  11. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms lightly brown.
  12. Allow the baked cookies to cool slightly.
  13. Remove the baked cookies from the cookie tray.
  14. Store the pistachio cookies in an airtight container or freeze.
Pistachio Cookies

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Pistachio Cookies Recipe © 2023 Heather Johnson
Pistachio Cookies © 2023 Heather Johnson

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