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Pistachio Cardamom cookies

Simple Pistachio cookies flavored with only cardamom. Every bite is a burst of pistachios with sweet cardamom flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cup Pistachio flour
  • 8 tbsps Whole Wheat flour or gluten-free oat flour
  • 2 tbsps Pistachio nuts coarsely crushed
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Layer a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside 
  • Mix the dry ingredients – pistachio flour, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom powder and salt, set aside
  • Mix the wet ingredients – maple syrup and olive oil 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined
  • Now add the WW flour 1 tbsp at a time mixing lightly, till a cookie dough consistency is reached, I have sometimes used up to 8 tbsps, this depends on the nature of the nut flour as to how much WW Flour it can absorb, so do this step carefully 
  • Add pistachio pieces and mix lightly
  • Taking a large tablespoon, scoop out oval shaped cookies and place on cookies sheet 2 inches apart
  • Bake for 12 minutes, turn of oven and leave it in the hot oven for another 8 minutes
  • The bottom will be a beautiful golden crisp and tops will have some brown. The center will still be chewy. If you like extra crispy cookies, keep it for another 4-5 minutes 
  • Take out of oven and have it warm or cool completely and store in air tight containers. It will stay in the pantry for upto a month