Pistachio & cranberry cookies

Pistachio & cranberry cookies

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(87 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling


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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  • 175g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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


  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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mellymak's picture
17th Sep, 2013
I used this recipe... absolutely divine and so easy to make. I drizzled melted white chocolate on top. YUM!
6th Aug, 2013
Really easy really yummy and really hit!!!!!
26th Jun, 2013
Very annoyed that there is no advice about spacing the rounds on the baking tray. First time baker and all of my cookies have spread and merged into one big blanket of cookies! Leave enough space between the rounds is my advice!
21st Aug, 2013
I'm sorry to say, but actually, this is just common sense for all cookie baking! - always leave plenty of space around the mixture as they undoubtedly do spread out and go very flat. You'll find this from experience!
1st Jun, 2013
With all the comments, was expecting great things but mine turned out just OK, nothing special.
24th May, 2013
Very simple recipe, I used chocolate instead of cranberries and left it in chunks so it was hard to slice, but they came out perfect and have been popular :)
22nd May, 2013
sorry forgot to rate it
22nd May, 2013
these are yummy, a big hit with my family. Easy to do
22nd May, 2013
these are yummy, a big hit with my family. Easy to do
11th May, 2013
Lovely shortbready biscuit! I made mine with choc chip and pecan, and used a bit of goats' butter for a slightly different flavour


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