Hanukkah Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Courtesy of Sweet Paul Magazine

Hanukkah Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Super easy to make and really delicious. They are flaky and buttery with the most amazing pistachio taste.



About 15 cookies


10 tablespoons salted room temperature butter

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup finely grounded pistachios

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Ice water

Extra finely grounded pistachios for topping


  1. In a large bowl beat butter and vanilla until creamed.
  2. Add sugar and combine well.
  3. Mix in pistachios and flour, add a little water, a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Once you have a smooth dough wrap in in plastic and leave it in the fridge for at least 1 hour. You can also make this dough the day before.
  5. Roll out in a little flour to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Press out stars and place on a parchment coved baking tray.
  7. Press the finely grounded pistachios gently into the stars.
  8. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes, rotate the baking tray half way.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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