Kaju Pista Cookies/Cashew and Pistachios Cookies

Cashews and pistachios cookies are yet another mouth melting cookies flavored with cardamom powder.I have bookmarked the recipe from here but altered slightly and made it according to my family's taste.

The cookies came out so good with the crunchiness of nuts and the cardamom flavor.The nuts need to be chopped very finely and added to the dough.The dough can be rolled out and cut with cookie cutter.But I sliced the chilled dough and baked.Either way it turned out good.My kids enjoyed it to the core.Off to the recipe.................

                             Kaju Pista cookies/Cashews and Pistachios Cookies

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Chilling time ~ 30 minutes
   Baking time ~ 15-18 minutes
   Makes ~ 22-24 cookies


All purpose flour/maida
1.5 cup
3/4 cup or 1.5 sticks
Custard powder
2 tbs
Icing sugar or powdered sugar
1/2 cup+1 tbs
a pinch
Baking powder
a pinch
Cashews(finely chopped)
3 tbs
Pistachios(finely chopped)
3 tbs
Cardamom powder/ellakai
1/4 tsp
Milk(if needed)
1-2 tbs

  • Mix in all purpose flour,custard power,baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl take the butter and powdered sugar.Cream it well,to this add the all purpose flour mixture and chopped nuts.Mix it to form a dough.If the dough is too crumbly then add some milk and knead it to a smooth dough.
  • Now divide the dough into 2 equal parts and shape it to a square or round shaped log..Wrap it in a cling wrap or parchment paper and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.Now preheat the oven at 350 F and take out the chilled dough and slice it with a sharp knife.Arrange the slices on a lined baking tray.Bake it for 15-18 minutes or till the edges turned brown.Remove it and cool it on a cooling rack.
  • Store it in an air tight container after its completely cool down.

  • The cookies will be crispy once its completely cool down.Do not bake it more than 18 minutes.
  • Instead of icing sugar,regular sugar can be powdered and used.
  • Use a sharp knife and slice the dough.Don't slice it too thin.
  • The butter should be in room temperature.
  • If salted butter is used then no need to add salt.
  • Some chopped nuts can be topped after slicing the dough for extra taste.But do not add more nuts in the dough,otherwise slicing will be difficult.


This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016


Wow i love this combo in cookies.. Have tasted a similar flavor cookies in A2B i simply loved that.. Im gonna try this cookie for sure!!

Scrumptious cookies, feel like munching some.

These remind me of Karachi biscuits. Mouthwatering cookies with nuts.

Love these shortbread cookies -- so easy to make and sooo yummy!!

Oh such lovely cookies..those nuts must have made it so good..

Superb nalini, i have bookmarked quite a few cookies from your space. should start baking soon!!!

Delicious, mouth watering recipe, truly loved it.
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