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Pistachio Biscuits with lime

Pistachio Biscuits with Lime 

Lovely easy little Pistachio Biscuits with Lime – so flipping yum!

I really couldn’t decide if to call them Pistachio Biscuits or Pistachio cookies?

Not sure it really matters to be honest? 

Pistachio and lime go so well together flavour wise and I  love the vivid green of the pistachios, amazing.

They make great little gifts in fancy clear bags with ribbons.

Alternatively keep them for yourself in the biscuit tin! They won’t last long…

Lime Biscuits with Pistachios


So how do we make these lovely Pistachio biscuits? 

They really are so easy! 

You literally just rub the butter into the flour and sugar – even little kids fingers are good at this.

Just let them have a go. They love it.

My advice – get them to wash their hands in cold water (makes it slightly less messy)

Then simply add the sugar, chopped pistachios and lime zest.

Combine with am egg! It’s that easy…. 

Chill the dough in a sausage shape

Pistachio & Lime Biscuits

Cut your biscuit dough into rounds

Pistachio & Lime Biscuits

And Bake your Pistachio Biscuits! 

Pistachio & Lime Biscuits


Kids Cooking – biscuits are perfect

So what excuse do you have why not have a go at these Pistachio & Lime Biscuits, I’m sure you’ll love them.

They are so easy, please please get the kids baking! They do so enjoy it….

We need to give them the cooking skills they need and what better way that to start with a sweet treat.

You never know after a while you may be able to allocate one evening per week that they need to cook for you? Winning!

Good practice for the future?

You never know you might encourage and develop a little chef of the future! 

Other tasty Biscuits 

Italian Ricciarelli Biscuits so chewy, so moreish

These Italian Ricciarelli Biscuits are pronounced ‘reach-ee-a-relly,’ they are chewy and sticky and yummy.

You dust them with Icing Sugar and then why not put them in a pretty box and give them to someone as a present (alternatively, scoff them all yourselves).

And big bonus, these Italian ones are GLUTEN FREE too.


Thanks Clare


  • 225g (8 oz) Self Raising Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 170g (6 oz) Butter
  • 110g (4 oz) Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 75g Shelled Pistachios, de-shelled & roughly chopped
  • Zest of 2 Limes


Preparation Method

  1. Preheat oven 180 C/ 350F / Gas 4
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl, then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add sugar, chopped pistachios and lime zest
  4. Add the beaten egg and mix into a stiff dough, turn out onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth.
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for minimum  30 mins.
  6. Remove from the fridge and cut in 5mm – 10mm slices (makes about 20 biscuits)
  7. Place these rounds on baking tray slightly press down – Do not place them to close or they’ll stick together
  8. Bake in oven for about 15 mins until golden.
  9. Enjoy!


Sammie says:
I love these biscuits and I have a very good friend who will love me even more for making them! Thanks for sharing. Sammie www.feastingisfun.com
Jayne says:
Could you make your recipes printable please?
    Clare x says:
    RThere's a print me button on the right hand side hunny x