Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies
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These buttery cookies are a festive green color for the holidays.  For more recipes, visit Taste of Home.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachos
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.