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
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!