November 9, 2016

Pistachio Cranberry Ginger Cookies

The On the Menu Today~ 
Pistachio Cranberry Ginger Cookies

Turnips 2 Tangerines has taken the challenge!
The "Simply Sesame Blogger Recipe Challenge"

Turnips 2 Tangerines is one of 75 eligible food bloogers,
participating in Simply Sesame first anuual recipe challenge.

We have been busy in the kitchen whipping up
three delicious recipes using:
Simply Sesame's Vanilla with Almond Bites,
Simply Sesame's Pistachio Morsels with a hint of Cardamon and
Simply Sesame's Pure Roasted Sesame.

Simply Sesame produces healthy, snack food spreads.
Perfect for use as a peanut butter alternative or
energy-packed snack, such as our recipe for:
"Pistachio Cranberry Ginger Cookies"
Great for breakfast, late afternoon snack or
when you just want a cookie~

To learn more and to follow Simply Sesame;

Now on to our second recipe for "Simple Sesame Blogger Recipe Challenge"
This recipe features: Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & Hint of Cardamom.

Cookies are always a favorite in my house.
I would rather grab a cookie than a piece of cake any day.
If you love a crispy cookie, you are going to love these.
Crunchy, flavorful and chewy from the bits of diced
dried cranberries and crystallized ginger.

Pistachio Cranberry Ginger Cookies Rock~
They're studded with diced dried cranberries,
diced crystallized ginger and pistachios.
We can't forget the star of the recipe:
Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & Hint of Cardamom,
which is absolutely delicious and perfect in this cookie recipe.

Pistachio Cranberry Ginger Cookies

  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Simply Sesame Pistachio Morsels & Hint of Cardamom
  • 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 small food processor, grind pistachios with vegetable oil until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer, combine butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat in the pistachio/oil mixture until incorporated. Fold in simply sesame pistachio morsels & hint of cardamom spread.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Slowly add to butter/pistachio mixture. Fold in diced dried cranberries and ginger.
  4. Shape dough into a log. Wrap log in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour or up to 3 hours.
  5. Slice dough into thin slices. Press slices into a circular shape, using the palm of your hand.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350ยบ F for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.

*This recipe can easily be doubled with the same delicious results.
Cookies, Cranberry, Ginger, Sesame, Pistachio, Nut
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