Irresistibly Soft Pistachio Cookie Balls: A Heavenly Treat for Nut Lovers

Indulge in the delightful flavors of these Soft Pistachio Cookie Balls, crafted from a harmonious blend of ground pistachios, almonds, and coconut. Each ball is rolled in powdered sugar, creating a sweet, velvety exterior that complements the rich, nutty interior perfectly. These cookies are baked just enough to be soft and tender, firming up as they cool to achieve the ideal bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe: These cookie balls are a nut lover’s dream, offering a satisfying crunch from pistachios and almonds mixed with the subtle sweetness of coconut. The simplicity of the recipe, combined with the exquisite result, makes these cookies a joy to bake. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture paired with a dusting of snowy powdered sugar makes them a delightful treat that’s hard to resist.

Perfect Occasion: These pistachio cookie balls are perfect for any occasion that calls for a touch of elegance and flavor. Serve them at tea parties, as part of a festive holiday cookie assortment, or as a sophisticated treat at book clubs or gatherings. They are also wonderful gifts, simply placed in a pretty box or tin.

Decoration Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, consider double rolling the cookies in powdered sugar, giving them a beautifully frosted appearance. You can also drizzle them with a thin glaze of dark chocolate or white chocolate for added visual appeal and a hint of extra sweetness. Garnish with finely chopped pistachios or a sprinkle of edible gold dust for a luxurious finish.


  • 100 g ground pistachios
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 25 g desiccated coconut
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C with fan (or 180°C for top/bottom heat, 375°F).
  2. In a bowl, mix ground pistachios, almonds, coconut, sugar, and vanilla sugar. Add the egg white and knead until you achieve a uniform dough.
  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop small portions of the mixture, form them into balls with your hands, and roll them in powdered sugar.
  4. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be soft when removed from the oven but will firm up as they cool.

Enjoy these soft pistachio cookie balls, a delightful treat that brings a burst of nutty flavor to any occasion!

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