Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins

Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins

Crisp, buttery wafer-like almond-flavored cookies garnished with vanilla drizzle and coarsely chopped pistachios. An attractive addition to any holiday cookie platter.

45 min. prep time
42 cookies
151 Rating



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar


1/2 cup white baking chips or vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
1/4 cup roasted and salted shelled pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped


Combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover bowl with plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Place sugar into another bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie to 1/4-inch thickness, using bottom of drinking glass. If cookies stick to glass, dip bottom of glass in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Cool completely.

Place white baking chips into bowl.  Microwave on Medium (50% power), stirring every 15 seconds, 30-60 seconds or until melted. Drizzle melted chips over cooled cookies. Immediately sprinkle each cookie with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chopped pistachios. Let stand until drizzle is set.

Recipe Tip

To make ahead, bake cookies as directed. Cool completely. Place cooled cookies into freezer container with tight-fitting lid. Freeze up to 4 months. Let stand at room temperature until thawed. Drizzle with melted white baking chips; sprinkle with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15096©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Excellent cookie! Light and tasty. Can make well ahead of time and freeze until needed.
Decorate within a few hours of serving.

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