Pistachio Holiday Cookies


Pistachio Holiday Cookies

Pistachio Holiday Cookies
50 Min

Our recipe for these delicious holiday cookies is so good, that you'll want to make it year round! Our Pistachio Holiday Cookies are exactly the type of cookie Santa is hoping to see left out on Christmas Eve. And thanks to that striking Christmas green, they're sure to brighten up your Christmas cookie box in a big way! 

What You'll Need

  • 2 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (about 5 ounces) pistachios, shelled and finely chopped, plus extra for garnish

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, and cinnamon with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1 cup chopped pistachios.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets and sprinkle tops with extra pistachios. Bake 20 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from baking sheets and serve. Store in an airtight container.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!

  • We lightly sprayed our cookies with a green food color mist after cookies came out of the oven. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of green food color will also work great.
  • For more amazing cookies, head back to our 2019 Christmas Cookie Countdown
  • Need more pistachios? Make our 8-Layer Pistachio Squares

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