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pistachio-lemon snowball cookies

a recipe by
Joanne Sarver
Nekoosa, WI

Really good

serves Makes 40 cookies
prep time 40 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pistachio-lemon snowball cookies

  • 1 1/4 c
    roasted pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make pistachio-lemon snowball cookies

  • 1
    Combine chopped pistachio nuts and flour; set aside. Beat butter, white sugar and lemon zest with an electric mixer on medium high in a medium bowl, until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and gradually add pistachios flour mixture. Chill for 1 hour and up to 2 days.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls. Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the edges are firm and golden brown, 16-18 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then toss the warm cookies in powdered sugar to coat. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes 40 cookies.