pistachios and fruit cookies

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By Club Recipes
from The Villages, FL

This recipe was prepared by a club member for our June, 2013, meeting.

Ingredients For pistachios and fruit cookies

  • 1/2 c
    pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 2 stick
    butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    blood orange - juice and zest
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries finely chopped

How To Make pistachios and fruit cookies

  • 1
    Toast pistachios and chop. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add zest beat in mix in juice. Beat in flour and salt at low speed until dough forms. Fold in cranberries and nuts
  • 2
    Roll dough into a log using wax paper - 2" thick log. Freeze for 30 minutes. Roll in granulated sugar, slice into 1/2" thick slices. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 until lightly brown (12 to 18 minutes). Keep cookies on tray for 10 minutes and cool on rack.

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