Pistachio Moon Melts

Pistachio Moon Melts

An interesting mix of flavors --pistachio and lemon-- in a melt-in-your-mouth butter cookie.

45 min. prep time
4 dozen cookies
454 Ratings


1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dry roasted pistachios, toasted, finely chopped
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 325°F. Combine butter and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients except toasted pistachios and powdered sugar. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (about 1 minute). Stir in pistachios by hand.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; form into crescent moon shapes. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #8144©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made these for a Christmas cookie exchange and they were delicious! I used the roasted and salted pistachios from Costco, and I think the little bit of salt on them enhanced the flavor of the cookies. I didn't toast them, as the recipe calls for, since they were already roasted, but I think the nuts would have been nicely crispy if I had. I'll definitely do it next time.... and there WILL be a next time!
melt in you mouth
i made this recipe for my doughter shower every one loved it melt in your mouth
Melt in your mouth!

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