Cookies are your best tea time partner, and so is these Cranberry Pistachio cookies. The crunchy pistachio compliments the chewy cranberries. The buttery crumb on top makes a melt-in-mouth flavour. You can’t stop yourself after you eat the first cookie.
Learn more about the medical benefits of Cranberries.
Cholesterol issues and trying to maintain weight, Pistachios can help.
No matter how much I bake but stock of these cookies never last more than 3 days. Ever since I have baked these cookies, I am in love with these sinfully delicious cookies.
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Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
For these ornamental cookies, I made a quick sprint of making a basic butter dough and included my all-time favorite cranberries along with chopped pistachios. Believe me, the red cranberries and green pistachios into that yellow buttery dough looked like gems into a gold ornament.
Quick Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
Every time I bake these cookies, I get mesmerised. I am still trying to figure out whether it is the colour, the taste or the aroma that pulls me towards these cookies. You will be surprised to know that you can freeze this cookie dough for up to 6 months.
You can then enjoy fresh baked cranberry cookies whenever you want or in a hurry. I generally keep the stock of cookie’s dough in my freezer to treat my guests with baked cranberry pistachio cookies. This idea helps a lot in case of some unexpected guests. No matter whatever the reason is but having cookies dough ready in your freezer is always a good idea.
How to freeze cookies dough
Most of the butter base cookie dough can be frozen for future use. The steps to freezing are simple:
- Make the dough with same measurements as suggested in the recipe.
- Divide the dough into lemon size balls.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place all these dough balls in the baking tray. Remember to leave some space between each dough ball.
- Cover these dough balls with a cling wrap and place this tray into freezer.
- Keep the dough balls in freezer for about 5-6 hours. The dough balls will freeze by this time.
- Transfer these dough balls into a zip lock bag and store these into freezer again. Do not forget to put a label with name of dough and date.
- Whenever you want to bake, take these dough balls out. No need to thaw the dough. You can bake these cookies directly by adding 3-4 minutes extra to the suggested baking time.
This easy hack of freezing cookies dough is helpful and makes cookies easy to make at a time of your choice.
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Over to Recipe
|All Purpose flour (Maida)||110 gm|
|Organic Sugar||40 gm|
|Unsalted Butter||100 gm|
|Vanilla Essence||1 tsp|
|Chopped Cranberries||50 gm|
|Chopped Unsalted Pistachio||50 gm|
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|Total Servings||20 Cookies|
|Calories per Serving||83.65 per Cookie|
Disclaimer: The calories count mentioned above is calculated using Google as a reference point. The count could differ depending on type and quality of ingredient you are using. Sonlicious does not guarantee accuracy of these calculations.
In a bowl, take butter, sugar and vanilla essence.
Cream/ whisk these to get soft and creamy texture.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and corn-starch.
Now add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and gently fold to bring them together.
Do not over knead the dough. Mix chopped cranberries and chopped pistachios into the dough.
Now make small lemon size portions of the dough and place them on a greased baking tray by leaving some space in between.
Bake these cookies in a preheated oven at 160 °C for 15-18 minutes.
Once the corners of cookies turn golden, take these out of oven and place on a wired rack for some time.
Delicious Cranberry Pistachio cookies are ready to serve.
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