Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

These buttery cookies are a festive green color for the holidays. 

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30
Servings
110
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  butter, softened
  • 3  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2  Cup  confectioners' sugar
  • egg
  • 3  Teaspoons  grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2  drops green food coloring
  • 2 1/2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Cup  finely chopped pistachios
  • 1/3  Cup  shelled pistachos

Directions

In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in egg, lemon peel, vanilla, and food coloring. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-1/2-inch-long roll. Roll in chopped pistachios. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press a whole pistachio into the center of each cookie.

Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
30mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
134mg
9%
Water
13g
0%

Pistachio Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pistachio Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.