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Pistachio-Walnut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


4 dozen

I've had this cookie in my rotation for many years, and it never fails to please. I prefer pistachio nuts and black walnuts for sprinkling over the cookie cutouts, but it's fine to use whatever nut you prefer.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 2/3 cup chopped black walnuts
  • Melted dark chocolate chips, optional


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and nutmeg; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. flower-shaped cookie cutter. Using a floured 1-in. flower-shaped cookie cutter, cut and remove the center of each. Reroll removed centers and scraps. Place cookies 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk egg white and water until blended; brush lightly over tops. Sprinkle with pistachios and walnuts.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. If desired, drizzle tops with melted chocolate. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 79 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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