Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1/4 cup Butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup Each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Chopped natural American pistachios
1/2 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Orange Zest
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Cream butter and sugars; beat in eggs. Add pistachios, flour, orange zest and salt. With back of spoon, spread 1 teaspoon dough to 3-inch circle on greased cookie sheet. Bake 3 cookies at a time in 350° F. oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove each cookie immediately and shape into cylinder over spoon handle. Cool on wire rack. Place baked, cylinder-shaped cookies on baking sheet. Bake in 325° F. oven 4 to 5 minutes. Reshape any cookies that unroll.