Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pistachio lemon cookies

While I was planning on baking something special to bring to work , I came across this simple easy to make fool proof cookie recipes from the blog : Hold the onions ! The combination of pistachios and lemon is just perfect. Not overly sweet , this is a great treat for a coffee break .Simple ingredients for a great tasting cookie !


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
zest of 2 large lemons
about 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup pistachios, finely chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour

  • Soften the butter ahead of time
  • Grind Pistachios
  • Zest and juice your lemons
  • First cream together the butter and powdered sugar
  • Pour in lemon juice & zest and mix until incorporated
  •  Add flour and salt, mix, and finally include the chopped pistachios
  •  Mix until all ingredients are well combined
  • Roll the dough into 2 logs about 2 inches in diameter or so
  •  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  •  Cut logs into ¼-½ inch thick disks and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool


  1. This is one of the best. It was my first time making cookies and my son enjoyed it. Give us some more :-)

  2. Hello ! My sincere apology with the late reply :( I am very excited to hear that you made this cookie and you son enjoyed it ! Thank you for your feedback and for visiting my blog.