Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Tate and Lyle Sugars

These rich, buttery shortbreads make a delicious accompaniment to a reviving cup of tea or coffee, or as a pretty addition to a creamy dessert.

12
Servings
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup organic pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup rice flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Cup turbinado raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Directions

Prepare 2 baking pans lined with parchment paper. With an electric mixer, cream butter and organic sugar together in a bowl. Gradually add egg and vanilla while mixing. Add flours and salt, mix and then lightly mold the mixture together with your hands. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll dough with your hands into a 14-inch-long log. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 1 hour. While the dough is chilling, finely chop the pistachios and combine them with the turbinado sugar on a tray; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 325 degerees. Brush shortbread log with milk and roll it firmly in the sugar-nut mixture until completely covered. Cut into 28 1/2-inch discs and place on baking pans, leaving 1-1/2 inch between each one. Bake on middle and top shelves of oven 15 to 18 minutes, or until very pale golden, swapping the pans halfway through. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
73µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.5%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
14mg
1%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
9µg
2%
Iron
0.5mg
2.6%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
2.1%
Phosphorus
58mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
83mg
2%
Sodium
32mg
1%
Sugars, added
10g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.2%

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