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Orange Pistachio Butter Biscuits

Updated on May 18, 2017
Delicious aromatic gourmet  orange and pistachio cookies to accompany your relaxing favorite cuppa.
Delicious aromatic gourmet orange and pistachio cookies to accompany your relaxing favorite cuppa. | Source
5 stars from 4 ratings of Orange Pistachio Biscuits

Gourmet orange pistachio cookies

These gourmet cookies (or biscuits to all our English family and friends) have a beautiful aromatic taste. These are cookies that impress, and yet you don't have to be an expert to make them. Once you have tried one, you will keep going back for more!

Orange and pistachio is a great flavour combination; however, you can use the basic recipe and start experimenting with other flavours.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Using 3"cutter produces around 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Zest 1 orange
  • Yolk 1 large egg
  • Pistachio nuts Quantity desired, Chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F In a food processor combine the flour, sugar, salt & butter. Mix until a breadcrumb texture is obtained. Pour the mix into a large bowl.
  2. Add the zest of the orange. Break up a small handful of pistachio nuts and add to the crumb mix.
  3. Add the yolk of a large egg and mix well with hands to combine the dough. If the dough is difficult to bring together due to dryness, add another yolk and try again.
  4. Once combined together as a dough, roll out to 5mm thick. Cut out and place on a silicone sheet on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins depending on your oven.
  5. Remove when the biscuits are colouring slightly. Place on cooling rack before storing away.

Sugestions

  • Change the flavour combination to your own choice. Try, Chocolate chip, Cranberry,Peanut & fudge chunks, Lemon zest, Almond.
  • Make a ginger variety using candied ginger and a small amount of powdered ginger.
  • Store in an airtight container when cooled. Eat within 5 days for freshest experience.
  • Freeze for up to 9 weeks.

Making your biscuits

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Placethe dry ingredients into the food processor with the butter and mix to a bread crumb texture.Use a zester and if you prefer, cut the zest to smaller pieces.Add pistachio nuts to the mix and combine evenly. Break the nuts up so they are not too big.You should have a dough that has the nuts and orange rind evenly mixed in.Roll the dough to about a 5mm thickness before cutting.using a 3"cutter produces about 30 cookies. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone sheet and bake.
Placethe dry ingredients into the food processor with the butter and mix to a bread crumb texture.
Placethe dry ingredients into the food processor with the butter and mix to a bread crumb texture. | Source
Use a zester and if you prefer, cut the zest to smaller pieces.
Use a zester and if you prefer, cut the zest to smaller pieces. | Source
Add pistachio nuts to the mix and combine evenly. Break the nuts up so they are not too big.
Add pistachio nuts to the mix and combine evenly. Break the nuts up so they are not too big. | Source
You should have a dough that has the nuts and orange rind evenly mixed in.
You should have a dough that has the nuts and orange rind evenly mixed in. | Source
Roll the dough to about a 5mm thickness before cutting.
Roll the dough to about a 5mm thickness before cutting. | Source
using a 3"cutter produces about 30 cookies. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone sheet and bake.
using a 3"cutter produces about 30 cookies. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone sheet and bake. | Source

Now make yourself a drink, sit back, relax & enjoy your cookies

Bake 15-20 mins and enjoy
Bake 15-20 mins and enjoy | Source

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      lemonkerdz 2 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Glad you liked it oliversmum it is one of my favourite biscuits at the moment. Let me know how you get on with the recipe after your 1st batch.

      Happy baking

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      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      Lemonkerdz Hi. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us, it looks wonderful, and the photographs and easy to follow instructions are a great help. Will be making this recipe very soon. Thanks again. Thumbs up and awesome. :) :)

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Go ahead RTallioni glad you found the recipe and thanks Denise for the link. I have made Sooooooo many batches of these and still never get tired of them. Love pistachios in desserts and yes denise has a great scone one to try. I would love to link to your nut hub as well so everyone can go the full circle :-))

      Enjoy your nutty bikkies

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Found this via Denise Handlon's pistachio scones recipe. You two are driving me nuts. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe--linking to my hub on Pistachios, if you have no objection, and pinning to my Ways w/ Food board on nuts.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Sorry can´t deny it, i know i should be modest but hey what the heck, these are good, Enjoy!!

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Yum this made me hungry just looking at those!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Don´t imagine, go ahead and do it. Don´t forget to try out Denise Hadlon´s Pistachio scones they are delish.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Denise the Granola recipe is great. I made a batch this weekend, i just love the stuff. It will taste different each time depending on the honey you get. I use a wild honey we get here so this weeks batch has a taste of Eucoliptus from where the honey was collected. Yes it was a green orange, the green peel seems to have just that little bit of bitterness that i like to give me a punch in the taste buds. Mabe start with an orange, orange. I didn´t put any juice in the mix but i guess a squirt would lift the taste somewhat.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi lemonkerdz-thanks for the link to the scones; I'll do the same. I have a question I'm curious about-is that a lime in the photo or a green orange? Thanks. BTW-I'll be baking these today. :)

      Oh, and I saw a granola recipe in the sidebar I'm going to look at-I've been searching for a granola recipe in my books, but couldn't really find any.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Looks and sounds a tasty treat with pistachio and butter and the rest of the ingredients I can only imagine the taste for now

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Pistachio scones?????

      Thanks i missed that one, us Brits LOVE scones and i am really into pistachio at the moment. I´m going to check that hub out. The zester has become a great friend in the kitchen since i love a little string of orange in there and to be able to see it in the biscuit´s, but some people do like it much finer.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing. Vespawoolf beat you to this one as well :-)

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! What a cool flavor combo! Since I just wrote a hub making pistachio scones, I'll link this one to mine. I'm eager to give them a try. I also enjoyed the other flavor suggestions you made.

      I don't have a zester, but it looks like I should get one. I use a 'fine' side of a cheese grater and it seems to do the trick. Thanks UP/A/I & sharing.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Glad you have a new recipe pstraubie48 for your pistachio nuts. I found there are very few recipes with pistachios in as well, hence the recipe.

      Thanks for looking in and pinning, please come back and let me know what you thought of them.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O, I can almost smell these baking Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts. I have no recipes for cookies with them in them so am bookmarking this.

      Pinning so all can share this recipe too.

      Sending you Angels this evening :) ps

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Thanks for looking in A.Bove they sure are tasty little beauties and look forward to your feedback after your first batch of them. Take care of that ipad.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Vespa these are good and i'm glad the pics do them justice. Guaranteed good weekend if you make them. Thanks for commenting

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      A. Bove 4 years ago from New York

      I'm practically gnawing on my iPad! *wiping screen with sleeve* I bet they're tasty little beauties. Looking forward to making them and reporting my findings back to you!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow--these sound incredible and now I'm craving orange pistachio biscuits. Your photos are very provocative. Now I know what I'll be baking this weekend. Thanks so much for another great recipe, lemonkerdz!