Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

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With St Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share some green recipe ideas, like this Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe! It’s really easy to make and it looks SO CUTE! It’s perfect for an afternoon treat for the kids, bringing to your office to share a little festive spirit, or for your St Patrick’s Day parties!

Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

I love pistachios – there’s my favorite nut – so considering that they’re green, they were the perfect addition to this St Patrick’s Day recipe.

I love St Patrick’s Day…probably because my favorite color is green – thus my excitement over sharing these green recipes with you guys every time St Patrick’s Day rolls around on the calendar!

Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

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Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 small box instant pudding, pistachio flavored
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • Wilton Leaf Green Gel Food Coloring
  1. Heat oven to 300. Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat together butter, pudding, and sugar. Add flour and continue to beat until it begins to create a dough.
  3. Press dough into pan and even and flatten with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
  4. Use a knife to gently score the dough. Cut into 9 squares and then cut each square into a triangle. Do not cut all the way thorough the dough, simply score it before baking it.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and cut shortbread in the pan. Leave in the pan until almost cool and remove.

This Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe makes 18 triangles.

Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

If you give this Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe a try, I’d love to hear about it afterwards! Come back and tell me what you think, or if you made any changes or additions. And if you have a favorite shortbread recipe, let me know about that too – I absolutely love shortbread and I am always trying new recipes. Homemade shortbread tastes so much better than store bought…though I never can say no to Pecan Sandies, one of my favorite cookies.

Enjoy – and Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

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  1. says

    This sounds like a cool recipe to make with pistachios in it. I wonder how it would be if you added ground pistachios instead of using the pudding. Something to play with. Thank you for sharing.

  2. says

    Green Irish shortbread for St. Patrick’s Day! Excellent! My only tip about shortbread is to use the very best butter you can afford. It makes a big flavor difference to use European butter (higher fat content). I use Kerrygold for shortbread.

  3. says

    This is such a festive recipe. Pistachios are a favorite nut of mine as well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. If you would like to follow Thursday Favorite Things on Pinterest, we have created a group board- http://bit.ly/1nwPwaN

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  4. says

    This looks wonderful! Looks perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  5. says

    I love shortbread Jenn and yours would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – awesome pictures too! Thank you for linking up at the Creative Muster Party! We hope you’ll stop by next Tuesday night at 6 pm EST to party with us again. Your Homemade Pistachio Shortbread is one of my #FavoritePosts this week, so it’s been shared on Facebook with my followers. :) ~Heather

  6. says

    These look delicious! I love anything pistachio flavor to, and a nice crumbly shortbread is just the ticket. Thanks for sharing this I’ve pinned it to try for later, found you at the wonderful Wednesday blog hop!

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