Pistachio Cookie Recipes

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 4.81 stars
The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

Spring Biscotti

Rating: 4.77 stars
Fresh tasting biscotti with orange zest, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pistachios. Very light and tasty.

Pistachio Thins

Rating: 2 stars
Light and crisp, these cookies are a pistachio lovers' dream. If you don't have ground cardamom on hand try using ground ginger.

Spumoni Squares

Rating: 3.67 stars
These cookies have 3 layers: one pistachio, one cherry, one chocolate. Fancy enough for gift-giving or impressing a crowd.

Pistachio Cream Cheese Fingers

Rating: 4.19 stars
These are tender and delicately flavored cookies - the light green color and chocolate drizzle make them stand out on a cookie tray. Nice for holidays or bridal showers.

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.17 stars
A unique twist on regular chocolate chip cookies.

Ginger Biscotti with Pistachios

Rating: 4.11 stars
Try substituting macadamia nuts for pistachios.

Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.27 stars
The usual goodness of chocolate chip cookies but made better by replacing the chips with white chocolate chips and adding chopped pistachios. These make a beautiful presentation.

Amazing White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

Rating: 4.9 stars
This is a new recipe I made for pistachio lovers and its absolutely amazing! I hope you like it!

Cornes de Gazelle (Gazelle Horns)

Rating: 5 stars
Cornes de gazelle are crescent-shaped cookies that are filled with a sweet almond-orange blossom filling and are topped with crushed pistachios. They popular all over North Africa in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco and are also known as tcherek, tcharek, or kaab el ghazal.

Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is an Italian-inspired twist on an American tradition. My family loves spumoni ice cream, so I decided I'd try to alter my chocolate chip recipe to fancy them. In this creation, cherries and pistachios liven up already delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Nutty Pina Colada Biscotti

Rating: 4.9 stars
A refreshing biscotti reminiscent of the tropical drink. Great with tea or coffee! I never really measure the ingredients after rum but I've tried to approximate for you... My friends LOVE this recipe!

Inspiration and Ideas

Coconut Pistachio Cookies
Rating: Unrated
I altered my mom's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe to accommodate two of my favorite flavors, coconut and pistachio. These crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside cookies have been a huge hit ever since and one of my favorite to make. Hope you enjoy!
Chef John's Orange-Pistachio "Greenies"
Rating: Unrated
Are you tired of blondies or bored with brownies? Then it's time to try these Greenies, a brownie-like confection made with pistachios and flavored with orange zest.

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.97 stars

Lightly spiced citrus spice cookies dipped in chocolate are perfect for holiday cookie trays - or enjoying on your own!