Pistachio & cranberry cookies

Pistachio & cranberry cookies

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Makes 22
These crunchy, fruit & nut biscuits are sure to be a family favourite - make ahead and freeze, or wrap up for the perfect homemade gift

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened
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  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 75g pistachios
  • 75g dried cranberries

Method

  1. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon. stir in the flour, then tip in the pistachios and cranberries – you might need to get your hands in at this stage to bring the mix together as a dough. Halve the dough and shape each half into a log about 5cm across. Wrap in cling film, then chill for 1 hr or freeze for up to 3 months.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. slice the logs into 1cm-thick rounds, place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 12-15 mins. Cool completely on the tray.

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MummyAbey
30th Aug, 2014
5.05
Just made these with my kids, they are the best biscuits I've ever made. 100% firm fave and definitely will be making these again. Going to add these to my folder of things to make this xmas!
Calamityal
19th Dec, 2013
Just wondered if anyone had any tips? I have made these cookies for the past two years, I love them and they have come out exactly has shown in the picture. Today I made two batches and both times the cookies went flat when cooked (so much so they all blended into one). I really can't work out what I've done differently!!
joannahobbs1
17th Dec, 2013
These are delicious, I make them every year for school teachers at Christmas, easy and very tasty!
cdbulley
8th Dec, 2013
These are so easy to make and bake and so delicious! I would definitely leave for at least an hr in the fridge so the rounds cut more easily.
patriciaf
30th Nov, 2013
Family went wild for these. Very short and buttery. I will be making these again.
patriciaf
30th Nov, 2013
Family went wild for these. Very short and buttery. I will be making again.
ellideb
30th Oct, 2013
I'm not impressed with these but it may have been due to the flour I used. I substituted regular plain flour for gluten free but the dough was too crumbly. I tried adding more butter and even some milk but still couldn't get it to stick together. I left it wrapped in a rough log shape in clingfilm in the fridge for an hour then tried to cut it into slices but it only crumbled up again. I forced it into rough biscuit rounds and cooked. They didn't spread but remained crumbly. Not the best cookies I've ever made.
DanniAni
16th Dec, 2013
Honestly, nothing irritates me more than a comment that rates a recipe so badly when you've obviously made a huge mistake. You cannot do a straight substitution of plain flour for gluten free. Of course it's going to end up crumbly, you don't have gluten in it.
aliceeats
26th Oct, 2013
Really great, easy, shortbread-y biscuits, though mine didn't look quite as big as on the picture. I also put some melted white chocolate on top, which I think really made it. Everyone who had one loved them!
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mellymak
17th Sep, 2013
I used this recipe... absolutely divine and so easy to make. I drizzled melted white chocolate on top. YUM!

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