Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

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Jun. 28, 2013

Ingredients

For the cookie dough
Butter 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , softened ((3 Sticks of Butter used))
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Fresh orange juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Orange zest 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Plain flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
The add ins
Pistachios 1 Cup (16 tbs) , roasted, roughly chopped
Cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Into a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.

2. When the sugar and butter are well incorporated, add the fresh orange juice and orange zest. Blend again.

3. Then, add the salt and baking powder.

4. Add 1/2 of the flour and begin by mixing at a very low speed. Then, add the rest of the flour and blend again until well combined.

5. Add the pistachios, cranberries and mix again at low speed for a couple of minutes. (Make sure no to over mix the dough)

6. Remove the dough onto a large plate and form into a 2-inch diameter log. Break into two logs, as shown in the video.

7. Wrap both the logs using a plastic wrap and smooth-en them as much as possible.

8. Refrigerate overnight or at least for 5 hours or you may freeze for about 30 minutes.

MAKING

9. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

10. Unwrap the logs, using a knife cut the logs into 1/4-inch thick cookies and arrange on cookie trays, as shown in the video.

11. Place into the preheated oven and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until you see the edges turning a nice golden color.

12. Once done, remove from the oven and transfer onto a cooling rack, allow to cool.

SERVING

13. Serve as a snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 272Calories from Fat 146

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 36 mg1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet