Pistachio Cookie Tree Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Pistachio Cookie Tree
Add your photo!



  1. Cream butter in large bowl.
  2. Beat in sugar, egg yolk and extract.
  3. Add flour and 3 cups pistachios, a portion at a time.
  4. Roll out portions of dough on floured board to 1/4-inch thickness.
  5. Cut into oval cloud shapes of three different sizes,
  6. Making equal numbers of each size.*
  7. Gently drill hole slightly off-center in each, using a chopstick or dowel.
  8. Place on baking sheets.
  9. Bake at 350*F for 10 minutes, then cover loosely with foil to prevent excessive browning.
  10. Continue baking for 12 to 14 minutes or until centers are crisp.
  11. Cool on cookie sheets until sturdy enough to move.
  12. Finish cooling on wire racks.
  13. To assemble tree, pipe icing onto outer edge of each cookie and sprinkle with pistachios while icing is still wet.
  14. When dry, stack cookies on dowel glued into hole in wooden base.**
  15. Top tree with cardboard star decorated with in-shell pistachios.
  16. Makes about 20 cookies.
  17. =============================
  18. *Suggested measurements:
  19. Cookie clouds : Roughly 6 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 inches, and 4 inches across.
  20. Dowel: 10 inches high, 1/4 inch thick;
  21. **Wooden base: 8 inches wide, with 1/4 inch hole in center.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 680.12 Kcal (2848 kJ)
Calories from fat 381.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.44g 65%
Cholesterol 101.03mg 34%
Sodium 26.76mg 1%
Potassium 323.18mg 7%
Total Carbs 66.86g 22%
Sugars 28.32g 113%
Dietary Fiber 3.82g 15%
Protein 10.71g 21%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 45.5mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 489.7 Kcal (2050 kJ)
Calories from fat 275.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.56g 65%
Cholesterol 72.74mg 34%
Sodium 19.27mg 1%
Potassium 232.7mg 7%
Total Carbs 48.14g 22%
Sugars 20.39g 113%
Dietary Fiber 2.75g 15%
Protein 7.71g 21%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 11%
Iron 1.1mg 9%
Calcium 32.8mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top