Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pistachio Cranberry Cookie

Ok, i guess the ingredients listing is a no brainer, right??  I mean, I pretty much spelled it out on my title.  Yup, that's me...marketing GENIUS.

I've been trying to come up with a cookie recipe that would win me $100. I'm not sure if this one will do it but judging from the 5 or 6 different batches that I've come up with, each one of them have been devoured by the office crew with a big thumbs up.  Then again, they're not voting.  My Prez is.  I'm also submitting this to my company's flower blog today [hence the Christmas product you see in the background!]

Ok, I've been totally asleep at the wheel.  I've discovered that In Jennie's Kitchen is co-hosting the 12 Days of Sharing to help end childhood hunger [as well as Rachael at LaFujiMama]!! For my 3 friends who actually read/follow my blog, I hope you'll consider helping end childhood hunger by clicking on the link below and making a donation to a very worthy cause.  None of us have had to suffer through hunger [clearly, as you've seen my expansive butt] and many of you have children - can you imagine them hungry for longer than a few hours?

If my entry wins in the Bake Off at work, I'll be donating the winning to Share Our Strength!


1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup ground pistachio [use 2 tbsp of the powdered sugar and ground with a food processor]
1/4 cup chopped cranberries
zest of one orange
Pinch salt

Optional Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup semi chocolate chips, melted [micro or over double broiler]

Cream together butter and powdered sugar.  Add salt, flour and pistachio flour and mix until crumbly.  Add chopped cranberries & zest of orange.

Bake at 300 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.  I used a tart pan for mine since it spreads so much.  You can also add the chocolate ganache to sweeten the deal!


  1. "1/3 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar" <- 1/3 cup of what? The ground pistachios? Why am I bothering to ask, especially when I'm too damn lazy to bake this?? - - tosh

  2. 1/3 cup powdered sugar + 2tbsp of powdered sugar...

  3. This looks DELISH! So glad you jumped on the 12 Days of Sharing wagon! XOXOXO

  4. Duh. This is why I don't cook/bake. - tosh

  5. thanks, Rachael! It's such a GREAT cause!

    Tosh - again, do you want me to post/do the pate choux recipe that you gave me???


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