Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pistachio Almond Cookies

We were at Borders one weekend and as I browsed through the cookery section, I came across some books which featured cookie recipes. I particularly liked one book as it featured only one cookie dough with more than 20 variations to it. I thought this was great and furthermore as I read through some of the recipes, I realized that the ingredients and instructions were simple and easy.

I decided to try one recipe out one evening after work. Everything was done using one bowl only and I didn't even need to use my mixer for this. The cookies had a buttery taste to it and the pistachios added that extra crunch to each bite. I could not wait for the cookies to be completely cool before doing a trial test on about three.

Pistachio & Almond Cookies
Recipe Adapted from The Cookie Collection
Makes about 30 cookies


225g unsalted butter, softened
140g castor sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
55g ground almonds
55g pistachio nuts, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt


1) Put the butter and sugar into a bpwl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Then beat in the egg yolk and extract.

2) Sift the flour and salt into the mixture. Add the ground almonds and stir until thoroughly combined. Halve the dough, shape into balls, wrap in clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes.

3) Preheat the oven to 190C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.

4) Unwrap the dough. Pinch some dough, about 1 tablespoon, and roll into a balls. Put on the baking sheet, spaced well part. Flattened each ball slightly with your palm.

5) Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Levre to cool on the baking sheets for 5 - 10 minutes, then using a palette knife, carefully transfer the cookies to wire rack to cool completely.


Ramya Kiran said...
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Ramya Kiran said...

I made one just like yours but with a twist of ingredients.
Your cookies look toothsome! Good going..

edith said...

Ha today I nearly tried something like this but decided on chocolate chip cookie instead. Yours look awesome. save a piece for me.

Karine said...

These cookies must have a great combination of nutty flavors!

homeladychef said...

These are excellent cookies on earth! Anyway, I wish i have sometimes next week to try out your recipe, sounds really interesting!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog! I love pistachios and almonds so this recipe is one I would love to try.


Becks said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I really like yours! I am totally adding you to my reader :)

pinkstripes said...

Ooh these sound good. I'm a nut lover and so pistachios and almonds sound great.

Danielle said...

Those look delicious! one question though- when do you add the pistachios to the top of the cookies? before or after they bake?

Zoe said...

These pictures are so buttery and delicious! I can taste them now!

Habbala said...

The pictures definitely make me want to bake them. My Grams LOVES these, so maybe I will make some for her.

zurin said...

those look lovely an dbuttery. Thanks for visiting my blog...hope u try the pinwheels :) I mite just ry ur pistachio cookies too...looks awesome

nyonya pendek melaka said...

hi, your cookies look really delightful!

Jo said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by. You can be sure that this is a very buttery cookie and will keep for a few days in a tightly sealed container. Of course that's provided it last that long!

Danielle, I sprinkled the chopped pistachio before baking. But watch out for your baking time as you don't really want over-baked and dark brown pistachios.

bakeAstory said...

I just tried this recipe. The results are great! I love these cookies! Your pics look great too! Thanks for sharing recipe.

Jo said...

Hi bakeAstory, I'm glad that you really like this recipe.

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Sheetal Dalvi said...

I have been searching this recipe for so long. Got to try this today ! Thanks so much.

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