Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

Alice C


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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Makes 5 dozen
30 Min
10 Min


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  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large
  • 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
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pistachios
  • 60
    shelled pistachios(about 1/3 cup)

How to Make Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies


  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.

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About Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

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

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