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! This tasty homemade cookie recipe is really easy to make and it looks SO CUTE!
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Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe
It is 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! This is also a really fun idea for homemade Christmas gifts, or to make for your holiday parties!
I love pistachios - they are actually my favorite nut - so considering that they are 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!
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How to Make this Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day
Ingredients needed to make this Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 small box pistachio instant pudding
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup pistachios - shelled and coarsely chopped
- Wilton Leaf green gel food coloring
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Directions for making this Homemade Pistachio Shortbread Recipe
Heat oven to 300. Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.
In a mixer, beat together butter, pudding, and sugar.
Add flour and continue to beat until it begins to create a dough.
Press dough into pan and even and flatten with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
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.
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.
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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
- Heat oven to 300. Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.
- In a mixer, beat together butter, pudding, and sugar. Add flour and continue to beat until it begins to create a dough.
- Press dough into pan and even and flatten with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
- 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.
- 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.