Pistachio Butter Cookies Topped with Chocolate and Walnuts
I love those cookies for two reasons, one because pistachios are infused in the dough, and two, they are topped with chocolate and walnuts that makes them wonderfully unique! Seriously amazing … crisp, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, and they are such a great addition to your holiday table - so much textures in one bite! Perfect too with your afternoon tea or your morning coffee!! Enjoy!!
The dough is stiff and hard, you need to place it inside a plastic bag, and flatten it with a rolling pin, then shape it with a cookie cutter and delicately transfer it to a parchment-lined cookie sheet!!
Nuts should be fresh! Buy the finest pistachios and walnuts for best flavor!!
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
4 sticks/2 cups butter (500g)
1 cup ground pistachios
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping:
200 g./7 oz. milk chocolate
¾ cup walnut halves
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
In a large bowl, add the flour, icing sugar, ground pistachios, and vanilla.
Melt the butter over low heat and add to the flour mixture. Rub the mixture together and knead together obtaining a butter dough.
Place the dough in a large plastic bag and flatten with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1.5cm/about 0.5inch.
Open the plastic bag and cut the dough into circles using a cutter. Transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake until the cookies turn pale golden.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or a double boiler and almost cover the top of the cookies with the chocolate.
Place a walnut half over each cookie.
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