Leslie H: These are pleasant enough cookies, but they weren't worth the trouble. I'm not a Martha Stewart fan to begin with; they called for an obscure ingredient; they required a cookie press; and the directions were insufficiently clear.
Ale Broschat: Nothing too special: the flavor and the texture of the pistachios are mostly lost. The cookies are flakey though. 4/10
Sean Fleitz: This cookie was a huge effort for a so-so cookie, that did not turn out at all like the picture. I would not make again, very dry.
Lan L.: These cookies were easy to make, buttery, salty and nutty. Would be perfect with coffee or hot chocolate.
Mamatroll: Melt in your mouth pistachio goodness with a kiss of bittersweet chocolate. Son just came and ate 2 more (appreciating each bite)!
Judi from Some Kitchen Stories: These spritz cookies were light and crumbly with a taste that smacked of nutty holiday goodness. But I'm not sure they were worth the agony of shelling nearly a cup of pistachios (buy pre-shelled) and the wrestling match that ensued with my cookie press (as you can see in the photo, there was one survivor).
Meredith & Rick Luzietti: Typical Spritz cookie, just like Martha, a little plain and a little dry. Enjoy with a good cup of tea.
Amy HD: Finely ground nuts really means finely ground as pieces of nut got caught in narrow parts of the cookie press and resulted in partial shapes. Tasted "flat" and like paste.
Deirdre Reid: Martha would be cross with this distracted baker because I didn't use enough food coloring and did only one push of the cookie press, not two like she instructed. The tiny over-baked cookies, although a bit dry and pale, are tasty thanks to the not-Martha-approved vanilla cream filling I added.
Wendy R: The quote from my 7 year old: "These cookies look awful, but they are delicious!" which pretty much sums it up. Watch for the pistachio pieces plugging up your cookie press.
Roger: I don't ever want to use a cookie press again. However, these cookies have a great pistachio flavor.
Peggy M. Mauldin: This was my first attempt at using a cookie press and I have mixed feelings. I prefer a sweeter cookie and this is more like a shortbread; the chocolate is a nice touch, but a stronger pistachio flavor would have been nice.
Amy: Not much pistachio flavor but delicious anyway. I clearly need Cookie Press Bootcamp so get past how they look and get on to how they taste!
Andrea: My first foray into spritz cookies will likely be my last as I didn’t come close to getting these blasted pinwheels to resemble Martha’s. Take care to grind the pistachios so that they don’t get caught in the spritz, and reduce the cooking time to 8-10 minutes, but on the whole the cookies are a tad tasteless, so I wouldn’t recommend it anyway.
Trevor: This recipe had me wondering if Martha herself had ever tried the final product. This cookie was bland, dry and lacking flavour.
Karin: Martha, this is not a good thing. Better serve these to the Grinch, not Santa - over baked and over engineered, it destroys a classic swedish spritz.