Pistachio Crisps Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Pistachio Crisps

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"If you're not a pistachio lover, you can substitute your favorite nuts in these cookies."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter and salt while slowly adding the powdered sugar. Add the nuts, vanilla and flour and mix until well blended.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough in the shape of logs about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Roll cookies in powdered sugar when they are still warm. Let cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2002

crispy, easy and quick. note to the wise: a pinch of grounded cloves really means a pinch of grounded cloves.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2007

I love pistachios so I thought I would like this recipe. However as stated by other reviews I found this dough sticky and there were way to many nuts in them. More of a shortbread consistency which I also love,but these were just not for me.


11 Ratings

Mar 13, 2003

Okay, maybe I didn't know what to expect from these, but I thought they would be a little more cookie-like. Mine turned out very crumbly (maybe the flour I put on my hands to keep them from sticking to me!) and tasted entirely like pistachios. I really like pistachios, but still I would've preferred more of a pistachio-laced cookie than a ball of baked pistachios. Maybe I did something wrong. I thought it was a waste of good nuts.

Nov 13, 2002

This recipe turned out to be tasty enough, but I do think the name is misleading. These are not "crisps" at all - they turned out to be rich, dense, almost bread-like....kind of a tea cookie. My husband & I were expecting thin, crunchy, crisp, sweet. Also, I found it much easier to form individual cookies than roll out this STICKY dough.

Oct 21, 2012

My wife made these for a neighborhood gathering. Everyone loved them, and several asked for the recipe.I almost talked her out of making these little jewels due to the average reviews. That would have been a mistake. I can't believe that one person actually criticized this recipe 'cause they tasted way too much like pistachios,. Make sure you give these a fare chance.

Apr 14, 2011

These should be renamed to Pistachio Crumbles. I made half the recipe and I'm glad I did. They taste alright.

Jul 24, 2008

I reduced the amount of nuts(still a lot!), formed individual cookies, and cooked a bit longer to make "Crisp" -ier. The resulting product was a dry and crumbly but delicious cookie that would go well with milk or tea. Will make again surely.

Jan 03, 2015

Made this cookie for Christmas was a huge hit. Everyone loved them .....delicious !!!!!!!! I also made homemade pistachio ice cream ! To go with the cookies Perfect ending for a wonder dinner ??


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  • Calories
  • 56 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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