Lime-Pistachio Shortbread

Guaranteed to disappear quickly, you can easily make a double batch. If making them in advance (up to 2 days ahead), store them unglazed in an airtight container and then glaze them the day you plan on serving.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 45 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 16 cookies
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Shortbread:

1/2 cup shelled pistachios

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

Lime glaze:

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

Directions

  1. For the shortbread: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Pulse the pistachios until finely ground in a food processor. Remove.
  2. Combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cardamom and salt in the food processor and process until well combined. Add the flour and pistachios and pulse to combine. 
  3. Pat the dough into an 8- by 8-inch baking pan and smooth the top to flatten evenly. Pierce the dough all over with a fork. Score the shortbread into 4- by 4-inch pieces using a paring knife, making a total of 16 pieces. 
  4. Bake until the cookies are set and golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Immediately cut the shortbread through the scored lines; cool in the pan on a wire rack. 
  5. For the glaze: Mix together the confectioners' sugar and lime juice in a small bowl. Spread the glaze over the cooled cookies and sprinkle the lime zest over the top.

Fudge Factor

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …