Pistachio Cookies

Hi Everyone,

Day # 11 of Christmas Cookies …

Today we feature Pistachio Cookies.

 I received this cookie recipe from my dear friend Michael Gottuso, he is an all around fabulous chef & baker.

As soon as my son tasted these cookies he told me that he wants this cookie every year. So this is our new tradition on the cookie tray.

I love pistachio anything so this cookie was made for me and I add some chopped roasted pistachios to the batter.

The flavored glaze takes it over the top. Some years I use white glaze and gold sprinkles or white glaze with red & green sprinkles but this time I went for an all red glaze.

No matter what color glaze, or sprinkles or flavoring you choose, these cookies are simply delicious and have become very popular (and easy).

(click on photo to enlarge)


1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 large package instant pistachio pudding
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour

Cooks Note: I add chopped roasted pistachios to the batter.

Roll the dough in balls. Bake 350 degrees. 13 – 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with crystals.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

1 ¼ cups powdered sugar

3 tbsp. milk

½ tsp vanilla extract

Step 1

In a medium bowl, stir milk into sugar. Add vanilla. Drizzle on your favorite dessert.

Step 2

May be thickened with confectioners’ sugar or thinned with milk or other flavored liquids.


Until my next post, make every day a celebration!

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  1. Pingback: Christmas Cookies 2022- part A | Dishing With Diane

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