Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe
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Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe

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My son-in-law is a big fan of pistachios. He looks forward to these buttery cookies at holiday time, but I make them for him more than just once a year. —Lily Julow, Gainesville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 60 shelled pistachios (about 1/3 cup)

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in egg, lemon peel, vanilla and food coloring. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-1/2-in.-long roll. Roll in chopped pistachios. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press a whole pistachio into the center of each cookie.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies in Taste of Home December 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"I added very finely, almost powdered , pistachios to this and it turned out more flavorful. I also double the recipe and divided it in half before adding the pistachios and green. To the second half I added 18 finely minced and paper towel blotted maraschino cherries , two drops of almond flavoring, and a few drops of red food coloring. I rolled the pistachio in the nuts and the cherry in coconut. I put a pistachio on top of the green cookies and a half maraschino cherry on the pink cookies. They look beautiful on the serving tray and taste scrumptious. Will definitely make again."

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I made these for christmas cookies today. I was a little disappointed they didn't have any pistachio flavor as a previous reviewer mentioned below. They are really nice looking and a festive cookie for the holiday. I think next time I will make them with a box of pistachio pudding mix to add some pistachio flavor throughout."

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"very tasteless cookie. love pistachio but you would never know there was pistachio in it. will not be making again"

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"so yummy!"

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