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Pistachio Shamrock Cookie Recipe Recipe

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This recipe for Pistachio Shamrock Cookie Recipe, by , is from Jeannette and Friends , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jeannette Williams
Added: Friday, June 27, 2008


1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp grated lime peel
1 cup finely chopped pistachios

Lime Icing
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel

Cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg. Sir in flour and lime peel; mix in pistachios. Refrigerate dough 1 hour. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes with
shamrock shaped cookie cutter (see hints below).
Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool completely.
Pipe lime icing to outline cookies.

Lime Icing:
Combine butter, powdered sugar, milk and lime peel in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
Makes about 1/2 cup.

Hint: If shamrock shaped cookie cutter is not available, cut out shamrock pattern from a piece of heavy paper and cut cookie dough using pattern and sharp knife. Ot cut with a 2 to 2-1/2 round cutter cutter and pipe icing in shamrock shape on cookies after baking.
Use green food coloring if you would like the icing to be deep green.




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