A play on a classic linzer cookie, these Pistachio Wreath Cookies are the perfect treat to make for your Christmas cookie plate!
One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is cookie baking. And although it is hard to top eating cookies, I absolutely love giving my cookies away as gifts. Nothing beats a homemade gift. I especially love giving away festive cookies that you might only make this time of year, and my Pistachio Wreath Cookies couldn’t be more seasonal – the red jam, the green pistachios, the wreath shape – these are basically Christmas in cookie form!
Recently, I participated in a cookie exchange with some of my blog friends. We all made Christmas cookies using Diamond nuts, and it was so much fun to see what everyone created! I mean look at this cookie spread:
I think Santa would be one happy guy if this was waiting for him on Christmas eve! Here are all the delicious recipes in our cookie swap:
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Show Me The Yummy
Oatmeal Pecan Cookies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Pistachios from The Blonde Chef
My pistachio wreath cookies are a play on a traditional linzer cookie, but with a few twists. Instead of putting nuts in the dough, I decided to put them on top of the cookie and just used a classic sugar cookie dough. I spread the cooked cookie base with strawberry jam for the nice red color. The wreath part of the wreath cookies is made with chopped pistachios. I love the bags of shelled pistachios from Diamond – they are absolutely perfect for recipes. The fresh flavor is incredible, and the nice green color make them a perfect choice for all your Christmas recipes. I pressed some pistachios into the tops of each cookie before baking them, and that created the lid for my sandwich cookie. The pistachios get nice and toasted in the oven, which brings out their flavor even more.
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Note: This post was sponsored by Diamond Nuts, however all opinions are my own.