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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Basque, cookies
Servings 2 Dozen


  • 1 cup superfine brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1 vanilla bean seeds scraped and reserved
  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios finely ground


  • STEP 1
  • Whisk together both flours, both starches, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Combine butter, sugar, and vanilla seeds in another bowl and beat on medium speed of hand mixer until smooth and evenly combined. Add dry ingredients and pistachios, and beat until smooth. Transfer half the dough to a sheet of parchment paper and roll into a 2 ½"-wide cylinder; repeat with remaining half of dough. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • STEP 2
  • Heat oven to 350°. Unwrap cylinders and cut into ¼"-thick slices; transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword Basque, Basque cuisene, Basque recipes, cookies