Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins

Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins
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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
1:45
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Drizzle

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
60mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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