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
215
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
83mg
12%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
269mg
18%
Water
14g
1%

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.