The combination of dried cherries, pistachios, and lemon zest are an absoluteley divine medley of flavors. These cookies are mostly mixed by using your hands. This makes for a completely homogenous dough. The cookies are baked in a slow oven, similar to shortbread. These are soft textured and adequately sweet. You will notice that less sugar is used here. The cherries natural sugar will compensate for that. This is a very special cookie, indeed!......and really quite easy.