How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper;set aside
  • Combine butter and 1/2c of powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy,about 3 mins. Add pistachios,orange zest,salt ,vanilla extract and almond extract and continue mixing until ingredients are well incorporated. Add flour and mix just until ,about 30 seconds(do not overmix)
  • Shape dough into tbs.-size balls. Place 1 "apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until bottoms begin to brown,about 15 mins. Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Pour remaining 11/2c powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Working with 5or 6 at a time ,place warm cookies in powdered sugar,turning gently to thickly coat(you should see ver little of the cookie underneath). Let cool and recoat in powdered sugar if a thicker coat is desired. Repeat with remaining cookies

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  • pleclare 5 years ago
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  • fuzzy 5 years ago
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    sday5 ate it and said...
    sounds good I make them with pecans and we can't get enough of them. They are my favorite Christmas cookies.
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  • kismet 6 years ago
    I think you have a Winner on your hands.
    Nice recipe
    Thank-you
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    noir ate it and said...
    Excellent! :)
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  • wdsdy 6 years ago
    O----h! Yum Yum! I can't wait to try these! The orange zest with the pistachios just sounds so good!!!
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  • thepiggs 6 years ago
    Yum! Love the regular ones so this one should be great also! Hubby will love the pistachios! Now on my list for the next baking session.
    Thanks for sharing this with me!

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  • suestonebender 6 years ago
    The combination of orange, pistachio and almond sound irresistable. I can't wait to try this.
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    annieamie ate it and said...
    Oh these sound delicious. Is this a new variety of the Mexican wedding cookies? These are going on my table over the weekend! Thank you for a new recipe to make for my family and friends!
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    good post! love pistachios.
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Superb recipe! I like the sound of this a lot!
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  • kukla 6 years ago
    Yumm! Love Mexican wedding cakes, never tried them with pistachios (which will make them even better, no doubts!)
    Thanks, Pleclare -- great post!
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  • dupota 6 years ago
    My mom made these with walnuts and vanilla. I love the idea of orange zest. What a great flavor inhancer. Thanks.
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  • pleclare 6 years ago
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  • chriesi 6 years ago
    That is great!
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    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    Great Post will be trying these as soon .......thanks
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    ambus ate it and said...
    Wow...Pistachios in cookies.I'm so excited to see a recipe for it.I will be making this one soon!Thanks for sharing,Pleclare.
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