December 14, 2014

Pistachio Cranberry and Crystallized Ginger Cookies

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

  • 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

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