oooooooh! these cookies are AMAZING. and deliciously crumbly and messy. and so buttery and crisp. and perfect.
seriously. i have gotten up from the computer three times now to sneak some. oooh, make that four times now. shhhh, don’t tell.
i made a batch exactly as the recipe directed, with fresh orange peel, pistachios and sweet tart dried cranberries….and then also decided to make a cinnamon cranberry version, sans pistachios and orange peel. just in case someone wasn’t fond of nuts. [cue me sending a glare in the general direction of the huzband]
i try to please.
this recipe is rather simple to assemble, but requires a little foresight, as you need to chill the dough for a couple hours prior to baking [i chilled mine overnight]. after the dough chills, there is an egg wash and sugar dipping step, for which i recommend a shallow baking dish. makes cleanup muuuuch easier.
i would not recommend shipping these to Aunt Esmerelda all the way back in Idaho, but they would be super sweet to gently plate on Christmas morning with coffee -and i am sure Santa would appreciate some left out the night before. just sayin’.
i hope your Christmas Eve preparations are going well.
i sure do love you all dearly.