5-Ingredient Nutcracker Cookies


5-Ingredient Nutcracker Cookies

5-Ingredient Nutcracker Cookies

If you love cookies, but often feel guilty indulging in them, take comfort in knowing that these 5-Ingredient Nutcracker Cookies are here to help. With just 5 main ingredients, these cookies can be baked up in just 10 minutes. Plus, the most amazing part of this easy, healthy cookie recipe is that you can substitute the pistachios in this easy cookie recipe for any nut of your choice. Use peanuts, walnuts, pecans or any other nut in your cupboard. That's why these are so easy ... they're so versatile!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR pistachio extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.

  3. Incorporate flour and salt. Mix until dough forms a ball. Scrape sides of bowl and remove dough ball to a cutting board or floured surface.

  4. Form small disks with dough, and lay on greased cookie sheet.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

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