Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps

Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps

How’s your day-after Thanksgiving food coma going? Mine is pretty intense! So much so that I’m ready to move on and talk about Christmas. Are you with me? I’m excited to share this delightful holiday recipe for Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps.

But wait – I have some explaining to do. See, this isn’t exactly my recipe. I’m participating in a Holiday Cookie Contest with Miss Maki of the Simple Kitchen. Miss Maki’s readers submitted their all time favorite cookie recipes, and she promptly distributed them (anonymously!) to several local bloggers. I’ll be making another batch of these and bringing them to the official taste tasting and winner selection on the Simple Kitchen radio program on Sunday, December 1. So tune in and see how these puppies fare.  Regardless, I’ll tell you that they disappeared in my office in about… 30 seconds. So I think it’s a winning recipe, regardless.

Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps

Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps

Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps

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1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon LaGrima vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 cup pistachios, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pistachios and cranberries and mix well. Stir in pistachios and cranberries.
Shape dough into a 2-inch diameter log. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 3 hours or up to one week.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Cool on sheet for one minute and then move to wire rack to cool.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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3 Responses to "Pistachio Cranberry Christmas Crisps"

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  2. These were very yummy. I love pistachios!

  3. I LOVE these cookies! I have to make them! Cherry and pistachios are one of my all time favorites! Bookmarking this one!! I love them with the orange in them also.


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