Pistachio Shortbread recipe

Lightly flavoured and very delectable, this recipe makes an unusual but very yummy tasting shortbread.


  • 280g flour
  • 220g butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 80g pistachio nuts
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Rind of one orange
  • 1 tbsp. brandy
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Beat the butter, sugar, orange and brandy together until fully combined. Stir in the egg yolk.

  2. Add in the pinch of salt and stir.

  3. Add the flour and nuts and give everything a final mix until it comes together to a loose dough.

  4. Cling film the dough and pop in the fridge for an hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas mark 5.

  6. Grease a baking tray.

  7. Roll out the shortbread to about 1cm thick and cut into desired shapes.

  8. Cook in the oven for about 12 minutes and then leave to cool.

Serve with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

Add a Review or Comment: