cranberry pistachio icebox cookies

cranberry icebox cookies, originally uploaded by iamchanelle.

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]
cranberry pistachio icebox cookies
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.
cranberry pistachio icebox cookies
cranberry pistachio icebox cookies

i don’t know if i sliced mine a bit too thin, but they are rather crumbly.  my first bite nearly exploded across the entire kitchen.
cranberry pistachio icebox cookies

oh, but all that crisp buttery goodness is sooo delicious.  truly.
cranberry pistachio icebox cookies

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.



2 thoughts on “cranberry pistachio icebox cookies

  1. I just found your blog today, and i am totally in love with the recipes and pictures. Will be a dropping by often 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and merry christmas to all.

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