Pistachio Cookies

"This recipe was published in "Treasury of Holiday Cookies", one of those cook booklets you get at the grocery. It caught my attention due to the pistachio farm that we frequent in NM. They sell wonderful pistachio cookies. I haven't made this as yet, but plan to for the holidays. The recipe in the book calls for ¼ cup freshly ground nutmeg; however, I felt that might be a tad overpowering. I did adjust the nutmeg to ¼ to ½ teaspoon. Feel free to use more if needed."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
30 cookies




  • 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 degrees.
  • 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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  1. KayBeeOakdale
    I recently received a gift of some pistachio nuts from a farm in California. This recipe was a great way to use them up! I used 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and it was just right.
  2. Ann R.
    Delicious. Add two eggs and be generous with the pistachios.
  3. marilynchia14.clym
    Dear Paula, How much quantities when you said a cup in measurements? Thank you. Marilyn
  4. Kittiya
    My first cookies baking and I love it!
  5. padreaming
    Different cookie. Best served the day after they were baked. Will definitely make again.


  1. Ann R.
    Ingredient list calls for 1 egg Directions say “add eggs” Dough was very dry with 1 egg; I added a second egg, dough was fine Saved 1/4c pistachios to make sure end of batch had enough


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