Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Orange Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

I think that there are certain flavors that go together so well. One that I am obsessing over lately is orange and cranberry. They are delightful together! When I found this recipe at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, I knew it had my name written all over it. Cranberry+Orange = happy mouth, and then the addition of pistachios? Genius!  Try them, you will see! 

Orange Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1 Tbsp. orange zest

Orange Sugar:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated orange zest
Mix the sugar and zest and set aside.

Heat oven to 350°. Combine sugar, butter and egg, mix until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well. Add cranberries, pistachios and orange zest. Mix until just combined. Shape dough into 1- inch balls and roll in orange sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of a glass. Bake for 7-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. DO NOT OVER BAKE! Cool for 2 minutes on pan before removing to a cooling rack.

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