Pistachio Cookies

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If you like pistachio, you will love these Pistachio Cookies. They are made with roasted pistachios, are not very sweet, and have the best texture. They are perfect for Holiday cookie boxes or all year around.

pistachio cookies.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Ingredients you’ll need

  • unsalted butter. Butter must be room temperature.
  • sugar. White granulated sugar was used.
  • egg. room temperature
  • flour. All-purpose flour and almond flour was used in this recipe
  • pistachio paste. Make sure you are using pistachio paste and not pistachio butter. If you do not have pistachio paste, you can pulse roasted pistachios in the food processor until pasty consistency.
  • baking powder
  • roasted chopped pistachios.
  • salt
  • Pistachios for decor. You can use whole or chopped pistachios to decorate cookies.

How to make this recipe

Preheat oven to 350oF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mat. I used a Silikomart Air mat to bake these cookies.

In the mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Chop pistachios with a knife or food processor.

In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with a pedal attachment add butter and sugar. Beat on medium speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg and pistachio paste. Beat again until all combined. Add flour mixture and mix with the scapula. Add chopped pistachios and mix until all combined.

pistachio cookies on the baking mat.

Using an ice cream scoop or regular spoon, scoop balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet. Add pistachios on top of the ball and press lightly with the fingers. Bake cookies at 350oF for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Hand holding pistachio cookie cut in half.

Expert Tips

  • The dough for these cookies can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few hours or overnight.
  • Use roasted pistachios for this recipe. You can buy raw pistachios and roast them in the oven at 350oF for 3-5 minutes. As soon as you can smell pistachios, they are roasted. You can transfer them to a bowl. Do not leave them on the baking sheet as they still will be roasting and can burn.
  • If you do not have pistachio paste, you can pulse rosted pistachios in the food processor until the paste consistency.
pistachio cookies on the table.

Recipe FAQs

How to store cookies?

Store Pistachio cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Can I freeze cookies?

Freeze Pistachio Cookies for up to two months.

If you make these Pistachio Cookies, please tag me on social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations!

Recipe Card

pistachio cookies

Pistachio Cookies

Marina
These Pistachio Cookies made with roasted pistachios, they are not very sweet and have the best texture. No food coloring was added.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 115 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 Food processor or blender

Ingredients
  

  • cup unsalted butter room temperature 75 gr
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar 115 gr
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp pistachio paste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 130 gr
  • 5 Tbsp almond flour 35 gr
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup roasted pistachios chopped 70 gr

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350oF two baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat. 
  • In the mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Chop pistachios with the knife or food processor. 
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with a pedal attachment add butter and sugar. Beat on medium speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and pistachio paste. Beat again untill all combined.
  • Add flour mixture and mix with the stapula.
  • Add chopped pistachios and mix again untill all combined. 
  • Using icecream scoop or regular spoon, scoop balls of dough on prepared baking sheet.
  • Add chopped or full pistachios on top of the ball and press lightly with the fingers.
  • Bake cookies at 350oF for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then remove to a cooling rock to cool completely. 

Notes

All ingredients must be at room temperature.
If you do not have pistachio paste, you can pulse rosted pistachios in the food processor until the paste consistency. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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