Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

Alice C

By
@Alliebaba

I found this recipe in the December 2013 Taste of Home Magazine and made them at Christmas. I'm still making them. A nice creamy tasting cookie.


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Serves:

Makes 5 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened
3 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 large
egg
3 tsp
grated lemon peel
1 or 2
drops green food colouring (mine needed 8 drops)
2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
finely chopped pistachios
60
shelled pistachios(about 1/3 cup)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in egg, lemon peel, vanilla and green food colouring.
2
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat into creamed mixture.
3
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 7-1/2 inch long roll. Roll in finely chopped pistachios. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
4
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Place one inch apart on an un-greased baking sheets. Press a whole pistachio into the centre of each cookie.
5
Bake 9 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American