12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Pistachio Shortbread (Day 6)

December 21, 2011



Pastry Chef Brittainy Turnquist from Farmshop restaurant in Los Angeles shares her famous pistachio shortbread recipe with Foodista. This  popular holiday cookie served in the restaurant can now be made at home.  Her pistachio shortbread is sweet and buttery with a hint of pistachio flavor.  Remember to add you holiday favorites to the Foodista recipe archive.

Pistachio Shortbread:


700g All purpose flour

500g butter room temperature

190g sugar

100g ground pistachios

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and mix until combined.

Roll out the dough to 1/2" thick and cut into squares

Sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake until the edges just start to turn golden, about 12-15 minutes

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