Easy Italian Pistachio Cookies (5 ingredients)

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With just 5 ingredients, these Italian Pistachio Cookies are really easy to make. Made with almond flour, pistachios, eggs, sugar, and almond extract. Ready in 20 minutes with a soft center and a little chewy outside. These cookies are the perfect Italian Christmas cookie!

– FOR THE COOKIES – 1 cup granulated sugar – 2 large eggs room temperature (whites and yolks separated) – 1 tsp almond extract – 1 ½ cups almond flour – 1 cup pistachio flour I ground up roasted and lightly salted pistachios – FOR THE COATING – ½ cup confectioner’s sugar


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Cook time: 13 min

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2 dozen



prep Time

10 min


Tips to make the best Sicilian pistachio amaretti – If you prefer to use just almond flour and do not have pistachios, feel free to do that. – I used lightly salted and roasted pistachios (you could use unsalted, as well). – If you can find pistachio flour, go ahead and use that. – The dough could be made ahead and chilled. Bring it to room temperature while the oven heats up before rolling and baking. – Pulse the pistachio to a fine flour, keeping some texture (be sure to not pulse it into a pistachio paste).

Can I make amaretti cookies by hand? Yes, you could make the entire recipe by hand. Although, whipping the egg whites separately does make the cookies fluffier.


Can I freeze pistachio cookies? Yes, these cookies freeze very well. Just like the almond only amaretti, these almond and pistachio amaretti can be baked ahead of time for the holidays.


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