Pistachio Snowball Cookies


Do you love a good snowball cookie? Simple and yet somehow just a few ingredients create a cookie that just melts in your mouth. Add rose and cardamom, and just wow!

The most important ingredient in any snowball style cookie are the nuts. In this version, you will use pistachios. Gorgeous!

Prep pistachios – toast and finely chop. I use a mini food processor or you can just use an old-fashioned knife 😉


Sift confectioners’ sugar and flour. In a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, rose and cardamom. Then add the flour and salt, then the pistachios – mix by hand if necessary.


Chill the dough – from 1/2 hour to overnight or longer. Then roll into balls and place on a parchment-lined tray.


 Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on whether you like the original melt-away texture or my MIL's "burnt" approach.


Let the cookies cool until you can easily handle them. Roll in powdered sugar. When serving, sift another layer of sugar on top.


For detailed instructions, step-by-step photos and a printable recipe card! click on the link below.

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