Pistachio and Cherry Wedding Cookie

Wendy Rusch

By
@snooksk9

I found another recipe and on another site...It sounded so good, but a couple measurements were off and I added some orange zest just for kicks and wow...it all worked out so well I couldn't wait to get it posted. Well, after I got all the powdered sugar off my chin...lol


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
pistachios, for added flavor toast these first, not necessary but highly recommended
1 1/2 c
dried cherries (7 oz pkg)
2 c
butter
2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
orange zest, fine, optional
4 c
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350...butter or spray 2 cookie sheets.
2
Place pistachios and cherries in food processor and process lightly until both are nicely chopped, do not over process you don't want powdered pistachios.
3
In a mixer bowl beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and salt, then add pistachios, cherries and zest, if desired. Slowly beat flour into creamed mixture until just blended.
4
Shape generous tablespoons of dough into 2"x 1" logs. Place on cookie sheets 1" apart and bake one sheet at a time, 16 minutes or until just starting to turn a golden color around bottom edges.
5
Remove from oven, cool on pan for 10 min. then roll gently but generously in powdered sugar. Set onto wax paper to finish cooling. ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American