These cookies were very good--not too sweet, and with a nice short bread texture. They are a Muslim dessert during the holy month of Ramadan, and the recipe's creator, Anja, includes a bit more on their background if you are interested.
From Anja's Food for Thought
Makes 15-20 Cookies
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios, divided
1/2 cup dried, de-pitted dates, roughly chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
In a food processor, combine butter and dates until they form a creamy paste. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and blend until incorporated. Add the flour and stir until it becomes a smooth batter. Mix in half of the pistachios. Form the dough into a round log about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove dough from fridge and unwrap. Roll the log in remaining pistachios. Slice dough into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick rounds. If necessary, roll each cookie in pistachios again. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to brown.