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Add a touch of green to your cookies with pistachios! They have a slightly sweet nutty flavor, so they are a perfect ingredient in cookies! Try pistachios in cookie recipes for the holidays or any time of year.

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By carvalhohm

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (26 Votes)
Pistachio Kiss Cookies 1 Picture
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Servings 36
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 45

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 box pistachio pudding mix, 3.4 ounces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 bag Hershey kisses

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Indulge your desire for chocolate with these decadent Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies! These are perfect for any occasi...

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 4 ounces salted shelled pistachios about 1 cup, ground to a paste in a food processor
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • For the garnish: slivered, unsalted, shelled pistachios (optional)
4/5 (2 Votes)

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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies that are buttery, crunchy, and delicious! So buttery, these are perfect for any occasi

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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Pistachio cream cheese cookies are a wonderful treat for the holidays

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced Walla Walla or other sweet onion
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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The three traditional Christmas colors wrapped into a delicious cookie! These buttery cookies feature white chocol...

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or dried cherries)
  • Note: If using unsalted nuts, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the flour
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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These cookies have it all! The flavor combination of cranberries, oranges, dates, coconut, and pistachios makes for

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped orange slice candy
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 (1 pound, 1.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
4.7/5 (10 Votes)

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A deeply rich, moist cookie speckled with hazelnuts, pistachios and dried cherries

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup salted pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Cran-Pistachio Cookies are the perfect blend of sweet, nutty, and lightly tart to create the perfect treat for any

  • 1 (1pound 1.5-ounce) pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 box (4 serving size) pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dry roasted salted pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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Cranberry-Pistachio Sugar Cookie Thins are the perfect treat for any occasion! Sweet and nutty, you're going to lov

  • 2 cups 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tip)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup canola oil or corn oil
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, plus 1/2 cup, divided
  • 1 large 1 large egg
  • Finely grated zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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The tart flavor of the cranberries in these Pistachio Cookie Cups take this treat to the next level!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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Pistachio Wedding Cookies are a delicious treat for any time of the year!

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Pistachio Cookies are the perfect blend of sweet with hints of nut flavor! They are perfect for any occasion

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pistachio nut, coarsely chopped
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Everyone reaches for these Christmas sandwich cookies with eye-grabbing crushed pistachio edges

  • COOKIES:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling dough
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup raw shelled pistachios, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • Zest 1 orange, freshly grated and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or use 1 tablespoon milk and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice)
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Pistachio Cranberry Cookies are the perfect blend of sweet, nutty, and lightly tart

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix OR make your own sugar cookie mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) pistachio instant pudding/pie filling mix
  • 1/4 C. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C. (1 stick) butter, melted & cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. salted pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 C. dried craisins, chopped
  • SUGAR COOKIE MIX
  • 2/3 C. shortening
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 t. milk
  • 2-1/2 C. sifted flour
  • 1-1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla. Add egg, beat till light & fluffy. Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients & blend into creamed mixture.
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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These Peachy Pistachio Icebox Cookies may look daunting, but they are extremely easy to make

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted salted pistachios
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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