Pistachio Rosewater Ghriba (Cookies)

Annacia *


I've not tried these yet as I have always been leery of baking without flour. One of these days I'm going to boot up my courage and give it a try......really, I am. I think they would be wonderful.

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makes 1 batch. Prep includes chill time
45 Min
10 Min


2 c
shelled pistachios
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
ground cardamom
1 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
rose water
egg yolks
1/4 c
powdered sugar for dusting
shelled whole pistachios to top cookies


1Preheat your oven to 350F.

In a food processor, blend the pistachios until they are broken down to almost a powder.
2n a large bowl combine pistachio flour, granulated sugar, cardamom, and baking powder.

Add to the dry ingredients the rosewater and egg yolks.
3Break up the butter with your hands or a pastry cutter and begin working into the dough.

Using your hands or pastry cutter mix all of the ingredients until everything has been combined, the dough will feel slightly sticky.
4Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat sheet.

From small balls with your hands, about 1" in diameter.
5Coat the balls with powdered sugar and place onto a cookie sheet or plate.

Refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes, or place in freezer for 10 minutes.
6Arrange cookies on baking sheet and gently press a pistachio into the top of each. Do not flatten the cookies, they will naturally shape.

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The cookies should still be a pale color.
7Leave on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes to allow the cookies to finish setting, then transfer to a cooling rack.

When the cookies are completely cool, transfer to an air tight container.
8Cookies can be stored on the counter for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To serve, remove from the freezer and allow to come to room temp before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Healthy