Orange Pistachio Shortbread Bars
Orange Pistachio Shortbread Bars are a delicious, festive and simple cookie bar that you need to make this Christmas. Melt in your mouth delicious and oh so buttery.
Servings 16 bars
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups + 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest (about 1 large orange)
- 1/2 cup shelled roasted and salted pistachios
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a stand mixture, cream together butter and powdered sugar for 3 minutes, until super light and fluffy.
Add cornstarch, flour and orange zest to mixture and mix until dough just forms a ball. Stir in pistachios. You may need to somewhat knead them in with your hands.
Press dough into an 8x8 pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden. Remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack. Run a butter knife around the edges then remove from pan. Slice into 16 even square bars. Store in airtight container.