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Italian Pistachio Cookies (Pistachio Macaroons)

Make your own Pistachio Macaroons, but I will warn you, they are dangerously good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies, macaroons, pistachio cookies
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 2 2/3 cups Pistachios Shelled
  • 1 1/3 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 whole Lemons Zested
  • 2 Egg White
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a food processor, pulse pistachios with 1/2 the sugar until pistachios are coarsely ground, but not too fine.
  • Transfer to large bowl and add remaining sugar, almond flour, almond extract, and lemon zest. Whisk to combine.
  • Add egg white and honey. Mix well until the mixture holds it's shape, when pressed together.
    pistachio cookie dough
  • Prepare baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Sift powdered sugar into a medium size bowl.
  • Take a small amount of the cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Then roll it in the powdered sugar, shake some off, and then put on the baking sheet.
  • Complete above step until all cookies are on the baking sheet(s) approx 2" apart.
  • Flatten cookie balls using a spoon.
    pistachio macaroons
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are a light golden brown on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
    italian pistachio cookies, macaroons, pistachio macaroon
  • Enjoy!