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Lemon Pistachio Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl .
  2. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in pistachios and lemon zest.
  3. Form dough into a 12" log (2"in diameter) on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll up dough in plastic wrap. Chill dough on a baking sheet until firm, at least 4 hours
  4. Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  5. Cut enough 1/8” to 1/4" thick slices from log with a heavy knife to fill 2 ungreased large baking sheets, arranging slices about 1 inch apart (chill remainder of log, wrapped in plastic wrap). If garnishing with coarse sugar, sprinkle slices with it.
  6. Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are golden, 12-15 minutes total. Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely. Make more cookies with remaining dough on cooled baking sheets.
  7. Mix Stonewall Kitchen Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, butter, and confectioners sugar until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies.


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