Buttery Almond Pistachio Thins
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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.

42
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

70Calories
4.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  November 13, 2011

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

— says Jean C.
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