Sep 29, 2012

Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

When Abhi said he liked Pistachios, I have been in search of recipes to include some nuts for his snack box. Though I am impressed as he thoroughly enjoys eating the Pistachios as it is with shells (breaking the shell and eating made it fun i guess), to avoid the mess I didn't prefer to give these for snack box for his school. Instead I baked some cookies with Pistachios and Cream cheese which are perfect for his snack box. and also It's been a while that i baked any cookies, now my baking pleasure is also treated. The cookies came out real good than i expected and recipe is quick and made with simple ingredients, definitely it is keeper. Try it,  Here is the recipe, Enjoy!

Pistachio CreamCheese Cookies
recipe source: Better Homes and  Gardens

Butter - 1/2 c
Cream Cheese - 3 oz
Powdered Sugar -  1 cup
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/4 tsp
egg - 1
vanilla extract - 1 tsp
All Purpose Flour - 2 1/2 cups
Pistachio Nuts - 1/2 cup ( finely chopped)

*yields - 2 dozen ( medium size cookies)


  1. Microwave the butter for 30 sec to make it softened. Add cream cheese to the softened butter in a large bowl. Add Egg and Vanilla Extract to it and beat with electric mixer until 1 min. (or until every thing is mixed well.) 
    Pistachio Covered Dough Rolls

  2. Swift the flour, add powdered sugar, baking powder and salt. Add this flour mix to the Bowl and mix it with wooden spoon or spatula. It forms like a soft dough.
  3. Divide the dough into two portions and make two logs ( with 1 1/2 inch diameter). Roll these logs into chopped pistachio nuts and wrap it in plastic wrap or wax paper and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 min until it becomes little firm. ( firm enough to slice into rounds).  
  4. Right from the Oven...
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on an un greased cookie sheet.  
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and cool them for 5 to 10 minutes. 

Now the cookies will be crunch on the outside and little soft in the middle. store these in the air-tight container for up to 15 to 20 days.  I have been packing these in snack box my kindergartner. It's a treat for him and relief to mommy as the pistachio nuts serves some protein and good fat to them with out a fight. :-)

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  1. Wow! These cookies look so perfectly done.

  2. looks so crunchy and nutty

  3. wow..pista and creme cheese..both of my fav ingredients..i bet this must have tasted very good :)

  4. looks yummy cookies. Pistachios are peeping out from those cookies, lovely dear.

    Today's recipe:

  5. Crunchy and yummy cookies... Perfect for coffee

  6. Omg, such a beautiful cookies,just fallen in love with them.

  7. Looks so so delicious so crunchy and love the pistachios.

  8. Thank you for participating in the Cookie Party at LifeScoops. These cookies are definitely delicious. I have added these to Pinterest (

  9. wow mythreyi these cookies have my two most fav ingredients will surely try this out...



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