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very easy
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 h
40 cookies


1 tsp
orange blossom water
5 mL
¼ tsp
crumbled saffron
1 mL
2½ cups
all-purpose flour
625 mL
½ tsp
baking powder
2 mL
½ tsp
sea salt
2 mL
½ tsp
ground cinnamon
2 mL
½ tsp
ground cardamom
1 cup
unsalted butter, at room temperature
250 mL
¾ cup
granulated sugar
175 mL
large egg
½ cup
pistachios, chopped
125 mL
3 tbsp
coarse sugar
45 mL


Step 1

Combine orange blossom water with saffron in a small bowl. Stir flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg and saffron mixture. Gradually beat in flour mixture, then pistachios, until just combined.

Step 3

Gather dough into a ball. Divide dough in half, then roll each portion into a 2 in. (5 cm)-wide log. Roll each log in coarse sugar, pressing lightly so they stick. Roll logs individually in waxed or parchment paper and twist ends. Chill until firm, about 1 hr or overnight.

Step 4

Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 175°C (350°F). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

Step 5

Slice chilled logs into ¼ in. (5 mm) rounds and arrange 1 in. (2 cm) apart on prepared sheets. Bake until cookies are lightly golden, 10 to 12 mins. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

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Characteristics Dessert Vegetarian

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1 cookie)
5 g
Saturated Fat:
3 g
11 g
5 g
15 mg
1 g
35 mg
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