Pistachio & cranberry cookies

Pistachio & cranberry cookies

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(82 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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chefsehrish
6th Aug, 2013
Really easy really yummy and really hit!!!!!
eeisqn
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!
lydeggegg
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!
jaynelearningtocook
1st Jun, 2013
2.05
With all the comments, was expecting great things but mine turned out just OK, nothing special.
bashlybear
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 :)
nannyog88
22nd May, 2013
5.05
sorry forgot to rate it
nannyog88
22nd May, 2013
5.05
these are yummy, a big hit with my family. Easy to do
nannyog88
22nd May, 2013
5.05
these are yummy, a big hit with my family. Easy to do
ceiswyn
11th May, 2013
5.05
Lovely shortbready biscuit! I made mine with choc chip and pecan, and used a bit of goats' butter for a slightly different flavour
emmacasely1980
7th Apr, 2013
5.05
Delicious!

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