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I saw deliscious pistachio cookies chewy on an italian
web site but they were selling them. I am looking for a
recipe that's origonal not with american pistachio

Hello Annamarie,

Sorry for getting back to this question so late, I was not receiving all experts advisory notices in a timely fashion so I do apologize.

I have recipe for you - taken from a cook book that a friends' mother gave me many years ago, I have never made them but she used to and they were delicious!!

Ingredients for 15 soft pistachio cookies:

100 gr of shelled unsalted pistachio's or pistachio flour
70 gr of peeled almonds
100 gr of sugar
1 egg yolk
1 pinch of baking soda
icing sugar to sprinkle after they are baked

How To:

Place in a food processor the pistachio's and almonds and reduce to a flour like consistency
Put the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, the baking soda (just a pinch) and the egg yolk.

Start to kneed the cookie dough, you will get a very sticky dough, add a little flour to your hands to help!

Once it is all well mixed, start making little balls of dough, you should get around 12-15. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

If need be - use a little more flour to help rolls the balls as they are very sticky.

Place in a preheated oven 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

The cookies when done will appear crunchy on the outside but lovely and chewy on the inside!

Good Luck and Happy Baking!


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Julie Streater


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Lived and worked in Genoa, Italy for 12 years Speak fluent Italian Own my own Italian Restaurant in Toronto Canada

I have not written any publications but I do appear on local television once a month - cooking a variety of Italian pasta dishes.

Educated in Canada Finishing school in Genoa Italy completed 3 cooking courses, one in Lucca Italy, and two in Genoa Italian wine appreciation course, Wiltshire England

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