Christmas Pistachio Bites

Christmas Pistachio Bites
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7 Reviews
Pistachio cookies with a white candy coating give these simple slice and bake cookies a holiday flair.
20 min
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
almond extract
1/4 teaspoon
vanilla
1/2 cup
coarsely chopped shelled pistachios
 
6 ounces
vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
1 teaspoon
shortening
1/2 cup
coarsely chopped shelled pistachios

Directions

  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, almond extract and vanilla; beat at low speed until well mixed and dough forms. Stir in 1/2 cup pistachios until evenly distributed in dough.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each half into 10-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Cut 1 log at a time, keeping remaining log refrigerated, into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Place candy coating and shortening in bowl. Microwave 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until candy coating is melted and smooth.
  6. Place waxed paper onto flat surface. Dip each cookie halfway into warm coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper; immediately decorate with pistachios. Let stand until set.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
60
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
6g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
30mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Christmas favorite. I have also made these without the almond bar- just dipped in royal icing flavored with almond extract.

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I love these and think they jazz up a cookie tray!

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Would someone help me figure out what I did wrong with these? I had such high expectations and was disappointed with the end result. I am looking for a couple of new recipes for my array of Christmas cookies and thought I had found one in this recipe. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Instead of rolling into a log, I refrigerated the dough for the required time and then rolled it into little balls which I then flatted with a glass dipped in sugar. The cookies were consistent in size and I thought they had baked up beautifully. Unfortunately, they were extremely brittle and I lost at least one half of them to breakage from either lifting them off the rack to cool completely or when dippingt them into the melting chocolate. Help! I would love to make these again and have them turn out the way they are supposed to be.

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These cookies are delicious and easy to make!

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Wonderful!

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I made these cookies for my family and a work event and they went over extremely well. They are beautiful, tasty, and easy to make. This is definitely a reciped I will keep and use over and over again. Thank you!

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I have made these and can say that they definitely rate 5 stars. Buttery crisp on the outside and tender crumb on the inside. They come together fast and present beautifully on a holiday cookie tray.

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