> Mmmmmmmmmmmmm -- sounds yummy!
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like the recipe!
> Kate in MIhttp://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves
> > What makes it kind of ON topic -- is that I need a recipe for cookies that
> > will be sold at our Guild's first ever quilt show next Saturday.
> > I have recipes for standard stuff -- chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate
> > chip, peanut butter, peanut butter kiss, snickerdoodles... standard family
> > fare.
> > So considering our audience.... (middle aged+ women probably will be the
> > majority - women like me!!) -- what would you recommend for something
> > out-of-the-ordinary that our guests would like.
> > Doesn't have to include chocolate... I'm sure there will be LOTS of
> > chocolate cookies...
> > What kind of cookie would prompt you to buy one at a quilt show??
> > --
> > Kate in MIhttp://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves
> Lois, the cookie lady, might be persuaded to reveal her recipe for
> Pistachio cookies. I will ask, if you would like. They are very good,
> and I have never heard of anybody not taking a second one.
Ok. Lois, the cookie lady, has graciously consented to sharing her
Here it is:
Lois's Pistachio Cookie Sticks
(Makes about 25 cookie sticks)
1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup of sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup shelled pistachios
2-3 drops of green food coloring
1. In a large bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter,
sugar, egg, vanilla, and food coloring, until well mixed. Reduce mixer
speed to low. Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups flour and baking powder
until a soft dough forms. (This may also be done in a food processor)
2. With spoon, stir in pistachios and enough of the remaining flour
until a very stiff dough forms. If necessary, work with hands. On a
sheet of plastic wrap, shape dough into a 8" x 4" rectangle. Wrap in
plastic wrap; refrigerate several hours or overnight.
3. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease two large baking sheets or coat with a
nonstick vegetable cooking spray. Unwrap dough and place on cutting
board. With a sharp serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut chilled
dough crosswise into 1/8" wide slices. As each slice is cut, place
1/4" apart on greased baking sheet. If slices fall apart, press
pieces back together on baking sheet to reshape dough into sticks.
Bake cookies 8 minutes or until firm and golden. Transfer to wire
racks; cool completely. Arrange cookies in a decorative serving bucket
or store in airtight container until ready to serve.
These are some of my favorite cookies. Lois takes them to lots of
gatherings that she attends with her own interest groups as well as
our family gatherings. There are seldom any left over at the end of
the get-together. The pale green color adds an extra dimension to
these cookies and sets them off from all the others.