December 14, 2014

Pistachio Cranberry and Crystallized Ginger Cookies

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On the Menu Today~
Pistachio Cranberry and
Crystallized Ginger Cookies

A unique blend of flavors
make these delicious and crispy
cookies the perfect addition to your
holiday cookie tray~


Pistachio Cranberry and Crystallized Ginger Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, diced
Cooking Directions
  1. In a food processor, (set aside 3 tablespoons pistachios) grind remaining pistachios with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add almond butter, combine well. Coarsely chop remaining 3 tablespoons pistachios, set aside.
  2. In a bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolk and vanilla. Beat in the pistachio mixture until incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Slowly add to butter/pistachio mixture. Mix in remaining pistachios, dried cranberries and ginger.
  4. Divide into a log. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes. (I chilled the dough for several hours) Slice the dough into pieces and shape or press into a circular shape.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.

Garnish with chopped pistachios, dried cranberries and crystallized ginger, if desired.

Pistachio, Cranberry, Ginger, Cookies, Christmas



31 comments:

  1. I love pistachios and I JUST bought a bag of crystallized ginger. It was on sale and I knew I'd find something yummi to make with it. These cookies look like the perfect idea!

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    1. They are delicious!! I also love pistachios and crystallized ginger~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn

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  2. Oh, these are pretty cookies! I just bought pistachios and almond butter so these might just get made this week! :-)

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    1. Hi Debbi~ You will be glad you did~ They are delicious!! Lynn

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and making my pistachio cookies. They're festive and not too sweet!

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    1. Thanks Nicole for a great recipe~ Happy Holidays

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  4. They look so festive - great choice!

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    1. Thanks for stopping Jamie~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn

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  6. These look really good! Love the combination of pistachios and cranberries. Happy Holidays!

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  7. LOOOOVE crystallized ginger!! Yum! These are so cute and festive with their red and green ingredients!

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    1. Hi Jess~ I love crystallized ginger also and these cookies are fantastic~ Happy Holidays~ Lynn

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  8. What a great combination of ingredients! Sounds yummy!

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  9. Love the colors of your cookies! Happy holidays

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    1. Thanks Lauren~ Happy Holidays to you too~

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  10. The cookies look delicious but I'm not sure I could make them in our house. My husband also can't leave a bag of pistachios alone :-). Great SRC post.

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  11. You'll have to do what I do Stephy, find a really good hiding place:) Thanks for stopping and Happy Holidays~ Lynn

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  12. All my favorite things in a cookie! I have to try these. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays~

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  13. These look so festive!!! Great pick, Lynn, for a holiday cookie!!

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  14. What a great flavour combination - they look wonderful! :)

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  15. Crystallized ginger and cranberrys....great combo!!

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    1. They were the perfect match~ Happy Holidays~

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  16. Those are such pretty cookies! I love the flavour combination as well.

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