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buttery cookies with white chocolate

Pistachio Cookies

Soft, buttery cookies decorated with white chocolate and sliced pistachios make these the BEST Pistachio Cookies that everyone will love!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie, pistachio, white chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill 20 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 30 cookies



  • 1 ¼ cups corn starch 180 g
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature (170g)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 100 g
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 7 oz high quality white chocolate or chocolate chips 200g
  • 6-8 tablespoons pistachio nuts sliced
  • sugar pearls as needed



  • In a large bowl whisk together the cornstarch, flour, corn starch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine the butter, egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat on a medium speed for about 2-3 minutes until the color lightens and the texture is fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix on low until just combined.
  • Transfer the dough onto a silicone mat and flatten (1/4-inch thick) using a rolling pin.
  • Place on a large cutting board, cover with plastic and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a star cookie cutter to cut the dough and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet before decorating.


  • Melt chocolate or chocolate chips as per package instructions.
  • Dip the top side of each cookie in melted chocolate, sprinkle with sliced pistachio and decorate with sugar pearls.
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
  • If your dough starts getting too soft while you're cutting out the cookies just put it back in the freezer to firm up a bit.