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Pistachio shortbread biscuits

Pistachio shortbread biscuits

These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are "double pistachio", as they contain both pistachio paste and toasted chopped pistachios.

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Last modified on: April 19th 2012

For 30 biscuits, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
23 min.2 hours35 min.2 hours 58 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
15 min.
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).

Spread 100 g pistachios out over a baking sheet (set aside about 30 for decoration) and put in the oven for 15 minutes to roast them.

Leave to cool then blend briefly to a coarse texture. You can also chop them quickly with a knife.
Stage 2
5 min.
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #2 Put 250 g flour, 125 g butter, 125 g caster sugar and 1 egg into a food-mixer bowl.

Knead on slow speed until the dough is smooth and evenly mixed.
Stage 3
3 min.
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #3 Add 50 g Pistachio powder or paste and the chopped pistachios. Knead for a further 1 or 2 minutes to mix well.
Stage 4
2 hours
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #4 Gather the dough into a large flat cake, wrap in stretch plastic film and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours (the dough can be prepared the day before you want to use it and left overnight).
Stage 5
15 min.
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #5 Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Roll out the dough using a rolling pin to about ½ cm ( ¼ inch)and cut out small circles of dough with a cutter (the easiest way).
Stage 6
20 min.
Pistachio shortbread biscuits : Photo of step #6 You can use a different shape of cutter. The one I am using here is traditionally used for calissons.

Place a whole pistachio on the top and press in gently.

Bake for around 20 minutes.

Remarks

To bring out the pistachio flavour even more, you can add a drop of pistachio essence to the dough, but this is not essential.

As usual with shortbread-style biscuits, do be careful not to overcook them.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 30 biscuits : 2.74 €
Per biscuits : 0.09 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made
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