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Pistachio Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), softened (1 1/3 sticks)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Food color 1 (Red or green)
  Pistachio nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Multi colored nonpareils 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375F.

MAKING
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
3. In another large bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well.
4. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter mixture until just smooth. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat well till completely combined.
5. Tip one cup of the batter into a small bowl and add 2-3 drops of the food coloring to the batter.
6. Add the nuts to the batter and mix well
7. Pour out the mix on to a waxed paper and then bring the mixture together to make a 10 inches long roll. Place this roll in the freezer for 10 minutes.
8. Roll the rest of the dough into a 10-by-6-inch rectangle. Place the roll in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove the top sheet of the waxed paper.
9. Shape the colored roll lengthwise in the center of the rectangle of dough. Mold the white colored dough around the roll covering the roll completely. Roll in nonpareils and wrap in waxed paper. Freeze for 20-30 minutes
10. Cut the frozen roll into 1/8 inches thick slices and then place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes till done. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for a long time.

SERVING
11. Serve as a snack

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
68

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