Pistachio Eid Cookies

I usually do not do a lot of baking for Eid but this Eid I decided to make some cookies. I made a few different batches and I will share the other recipes with you later on when I get some more time. I bought some mini cookie cutters from Wilton a few months ago and I finally got to use them with this recipe. Arabic cookies are always really small and never like the big cookies have we in the West. These are pretty much like a sugar cookie with pistachios and cardamom. I made half of the batch plain and then I sprinkled some green sugar (which I made from course brown sugar and green dye) on top. They were the perfect mix for those who like sweet and those (like my husband) who do not. I hope each one of you all is having a blessed Eid!

1/4 cup softened butter
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup ground pistachios
1 cup flour (maybe a bit more)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash baking soda
dash salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1. In a large mixing bowl add butter and sugar, mix until fluffy. Add egg, mix. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom and pistachios, mix well. Add flour, mix until a soft dough has formed.

2. Place dough in a plastic bag and place in freezer for 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 350F. On a non-stick mat carefully roll out dough (not to thin or thick) and with mini cookie cutters cut dough.

3. Place cookies on a non-stick baking mat in the oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden on the bottoms. Cool and serve.

Yields: 60

*In China pistachios are known as ‘happy nut’.

6 Responses to Pistachio Eid Cookies

  • Roha says:

    Eid Mubarak :)
    First time to your Blog you have very nice Space.
    These cookies are lovely.
    If you get chance do pop-up my blog :)

  • ThisGirlBlogs says:

    I love pistachio cookies and these look super yummy!
    Eid Mubarak! Hope you and your family had a wonderful day :)

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