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

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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Cream together the butter and salt while slowly adding the powdered sugar. Add the nuts, vanilla and flour and mix until well blended.

  • 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.

  • Roll cookies in powdered sugar when they are still warm. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; 4.2 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. 3.8 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2002
crispy easy and quick. note to the wise: a pinch of grounded cloves really means a pinch of grounded cloves. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2007
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. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2002
crispy easy and quick. note to the wise: a pinch of grounded cloves really means a pinch of grounded cloves. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/09/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2002
crispy easy and quick. note to the wise: a pinch of grounded cloves really means a pinch of grounded cloves. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2011
These should be renamed to Pistachio Crumbles. I made half the recipe and I'm glad I did. They taste alright. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
This recipe ingreidents were great but however like others The dough was sticky and kept cracking up on the sides. I just put the dough together and cooked it on the stove and put it into crumbs. My family loved it(even in crumb form). I had to cook this again to make my family satisified. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
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?? Read More