Pistachio Biscochitos

Buttery cookies with salted pistachios flavored with orange and almond extracts and cinnamon.
Recipe By: Butterisbest.com
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  • Serves5 dozen cookies


    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup shelled, roasted and salted pistachios, chopped
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup raw turbinado sugar *
    • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon orange extract
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest
    • colored sugar, for decoration


In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, anise seeds, cinnamon, salt and pistachios; set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, extracts and zest; mix to combine. Gradually add flour mixture; mixing well.
Divide dough in two pieces and place each piece on large sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten into 1/2-inch thick discs, wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll out, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough out until 1/4-inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets. Decorate with colored sugars, if desired. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, until golden and crisp.
Cool cookies on pan 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

*Demerara and Turbinado are two common types of raw sugar
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