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Pistachio Shamrock Cookies recipe

Pistachio Shamrock Cookies.

The look of these cookies is Irish, butthe flavors — lime and pistachio — are pure California.Enjoy them for St. Patrick’s Day or at any time you feel a sweettreat might come in handy.

Recipe: Pistachio ShamrockCookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 cup finely chopped pistachios

Lime Icing, (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel

  • Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg. Stirin flour and lime peel; mix in pistachios. Refrigerate dough1 hour. Roll out dough ¼-inch thick; cut shapes with shamrock-shapedcookie cutter*.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool. Pipelime icing to outline cookies.

    Makes 5 to 6 dozen.

    For Lime Icing:Combine butter, powdered sugar, milk and lime peel in a mediumbowl. Mix until smooth. Makes about 1/2 cup.

    *Note: If shamrock-shaped cookie cutteris not available, cut out shamrock pattern from a piece of heavypaper and cut cookie dough using pattern and sharp knife. Orcut with 2 to 2½-inch round cookie cutter and pipe icingin shamrock shape on cookies after baking.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the California Pistachio Commission.

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    These festive Shamrock Pistachio Cookies with White Chocolate Chips are perfect for your St. Patty s Day party. Do you like parades?

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