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Pistachio Cookies


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

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  • 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


Servings 30
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 90mins
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Step 1

Cream the butter and sugar together; add baking powder and nutmeg and mix well with electric mixer.

Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Stir in flour just until moist; fold in nuts taking care to not over mix.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or damp cloth and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, flatten slightly with bottom of small glass. Place 4 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.

Transfer to wire rack to cool completely and enjoy.

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