Pistachio ghraibeh … Pistachio sugar cookies غريبة الفستق الحلبي



  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or crisco room temperature 
  • 1 cup finely ground pistachios
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water
  • Couple drops green food coloring      


  1. In the stand mixer with the paddle attachment on, whip butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and keep whipping 4 more minutes until all sugar dissolved.
  3. In a bowl add flour, salt and pistachios and mix to combine.
  4. Fold in  the flour mixtur, orange blossom water and food coloring until soft dough formed.
  5. Now this step is really important, cover dough and let it rest until the next day. The more time the dough get to rest, the better results you will get.
  6. Preheat oven to 325F.
  7. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  8. Start shaping the dough into small balls or the shape desired
  9. Press in a piece of whole pistachio in each ball
  10. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 16 minutes.
  11. Store cookies in an air tight container to keep them fresh.

Enjoy  ghraibeh with a cup of coffee or tea!!

Happy Eid! عيد مبارك🌷


  •  rest time of the dough is the key in the success of this recipe
  • I like to roast my pistachio in a skillet on top of the stove for 2 minute before grind them.

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