Monday, March 03, 2014

Quick, Easy, and TASTY Pistachio Shortbread

Who doesn't love pistachios? These versatile taste delights can be used in a number of nontraditional ways. Have you ever thought about expanding their usage to the cookie world? You can satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy kind of way. 

Make some pistachio shortbread cookies. My recipe is full of flavor and will have everyone reaching for more!

Here is a recipe I developed that is quick, easy, and tasty!

1.5 cups unbleached flour
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup pistachios, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 F. 
* Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. 
* Thoroughly mix until a puree consistency is reached. I like using a fork for this step.
* Add the flour and blend together. 
* Add the pistachios. (You can save time by chopping the pistachios in a food processor.)  
* Mix until the ingredients form a ball. You may need to use your hands to speed the process along.

* Divide the ball into halves.
* Roll each half into a tube, about 1" thick.
* Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
* Place slices onto ungreased cookie sheet.
* Bake until edges are lightly browned.
* Remove from cookie sheet and place onto paper towels.

Store cookies in airtight container. 

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