Created by Fizzybrat on June 23, 2019
Step 1: Using an electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy.
Step 2: Add sugar and baking powder, beating until smooth.
Step 3: Add egg and vanilla, and mix well.
Step 4: Gradually add flour, and mix until smooth.
Step 5: Divide dough in half. To half of the dough, add pistachios and almond extract. Mix well. To the other half of the dough, add cocoa powder and milk. Cover both of the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Step 6: Preheat oven to 375°.
Step 7: Lightly flour work surface. Roll each dough into a 12-inch long log. Cut each log into 24 pieces, about 1/2-inch in size. Roll each piece into a 6-inch rope. Place a rope of each dough beside each other. Twist together 5-6 times. Shape twisted dough into a circle and gently pinch ends together.
Step 8: Place cookies about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Step 9: Cool on baking sheet for a minute. Then, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 10: You can pipe on little berry clusters if you wish, for added decoration