Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

Mikekey *


A holiday variation of buttery shortbread cookies. Great for the holiday cookie tray. Dough needs to be refrigerated for 4 hours. If desired, dip cooled cookies in melted dark or white chocolate. Let chocolate set before serving.


★★★★☆ 1 vote

4 Hr 15 Min
15 Min


Add to Grocery List

3/4 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
finely chopped shelled pistachios
1/4 c
dried cranberries, finely chopped
2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp

How to Make Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread


  • 1With an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2Mix in pistachios and dried cranberries.
  • 3Add flour and salt and mix well to make a stiff dough.
  • 4Divide dough in half and roll each piece in wax paper to make a cylinder about 2 inches in diameter and 6 inches long. Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 4 hours.
  • 5Preheat oven to 350°F and oil baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  • 6Slice dough into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange about 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  • 7Bake 12 minutes or until edges are browned. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few seconds and then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • 8If desired, dip cooled cookies in melted dark or white chocolate. Let chocolate set before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

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

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Homemade Hostess Gifts For The Holidays Recipe

Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Kitchen Crew

It's party season! Seems, for me, every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas I'm attending some sort of holiday party. Wherever I go, I like to bring a small homemade gift...

Pms Cookies Recipe

PMS Cookies

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Salty, sweet and chocolaty, you can't beat these cookies full of peanut butter and fluffy! Click here for the PMS Cookies recipe!

Easy Christmas Cookies For A Fantastic Cookie Tray Recipe

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

Kitchen Crew

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...