Monday, July 19, 2010

Baked on Monday - Lemon Pistachio cookies


Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Thanks for a the great comments on my last post. Seems you're all pretty passionate about preserving old homes, though it can be tough!

Today I bring you lemon pistachio cookies (Donna Hay or Martha Stewart, I think). Melt. In. Mouth. I think I've eaten the equivalent to 4 cookies in raw cookie dough alone. I should put the brakes on that. 

Lemon Pistachio Cookies - makes about 30


10 1/2 oz (300g) butter, softened
3 tblsp berry/caster sugar (ultra fine)
5 1/4 oz (150g) roughly chopped pistachios
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tblsp lemon rind
icing sugar for dusting



Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Place butter and sugar in bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until light and creamy. Add pistachios and beat for 2 more minutes. Fold in flour and lemon rind until well combined (try not to eat dough at this point!). Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls, place on baking sheet lined with baking paper, and flatten slightly. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack then dust with icing sugar. Eat up!

 Because I can't be trusted with these, I will give a jar to my sister.

Have a lovely day!

36 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Mmm those look so good. I'm one for eating raw dough too.

Kitty M said...

Wowzer Janis they look fabulous ... start the week as you mean to go on, I say! I am hosting a British Blog Bake Off and Giveaway over on DollieD at the moment - I hope you can join us :-) xxx

Beckerman Girls said...

They look sooooooooooooooooo good. I just drooled all over my computer screen!hahha
yummmmmmmmm
Whatta fantastic blog!!!!!!
xooxBeckerman Girls

http://beckermanbiteplate.blogspot.com

Kerry said...

They look yummy and achievable! And as always, such beautiful photos Janis. I want to gobble them up as well!

AnnaDrai said...

Mmmmmh! Pistacchi! Very good ;P

Patricia said...

Amazing recipe! Brava:)
Kisess fron Padova!
Patricia

Lady Grey said...

those look outrageously good! I imagine the pistachios must be a fun surprise when you bite in and see green bits! I love it!!

rustandruffles said...

Yummy....!! Your blog is lovely and your pictures are beyond gorgeous!
Happy day!
xojanis

Natasha said...

Oh my...I am always hungry after I come to visit you! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

arvi said...

I love to cook however the talent of baking eludes me but have to say that 'Baked On Monday' is not, for me, about the tasty recipes or the exquisite photographs. It's a welcome visit with a warm & cozy feeling, one that is as much remembering as it is wishful thinking. arvi

the southern hostess said...

These look great. I love the idea of a jar full of cookies.

Razmataz said...

Every recipe you post makes me want to go and bake. The photos do it. Like the fabric footer in your collage. And cookies in a teacup!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

gorgeous images - love the look of these. they look totally delish!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Sounds absolutely delicious! Oh - and your photo's are beautiful!

Staci Edwards Design said...

Yum! They look delish!

koralee said...

Yum...hey..you got me baking on my blog too! xoxoxo HUGS!

Cristin said...

They look so cute in that sweet teacup! xo, cristin

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ahhh, delicious! Love pistachios! I would have to give them away for safety, too! XO!

Diana said...

Those look and sound delicious! You are slowly making me work up the nerve to try my hand at baking myself!

Missing Goat said...

don't you do enough for your sisters - what about me?

Lavender Playground said...

Oh they make my mouth water, there's nothing better than homemade treats =)

Madelief said...

Your cookies look simply delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Love your blog by the way :-)!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Fräulein Klein said...

Oh, I love pistachio, and I love lemon! It looks so delicious!
Have a nice day,
Yvonne

kate / tinywarbler said...

mmmmm...those look so good! (and pretty too!)

Colleen said...

...YUM!...

wishful nals said...

yum! beautiful photos. i love pistachio anything!

our little love nest said...

OOoooh my diet is going to suffer at the hands of that delicious goodness. I just bought some pistachios, so I will have to try these out. YUM! Thank you! Also, I love that you are from Vancouver. I miss it so very much! :o)

Melissa Blake said...

Ohhh, those look YUMMY!!!!!!

iheartkiwi said...

those look phenomenal! i love anything with lemon.

when i bake cookies i always intend to give them away... but then kiwi and i usually end up eating them all :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

beautiful photographs..as always...

and gosh these look good...

i have to make them too

sending love,
kary and teddy

Abby said...

These cookies look absolutely heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Shereen de Rousseau Jewellery said...

I will try to make these because I want to eat them.

The Zhush said...

Your sister is soooo lucky! :)

Kristen said...

those look delish! love those kinda cookies. what lovely images too :)

Kim Hart said...

YUM! Going to make these!

Curtains In My Tree said...

OH honey
I love all your baked on Monday's cookies. I must try some.

Looks yummy to my tummy


janice