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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

national pistachio day, cranberry white chocolate chip pistachio cookies, pistachio cookies, pistachio recipes

We’ve officially made it through another week and practically another month. Who else can’t believe that February is already over? I feel like just yesterday we were ringing in 2016, and now we’re welcoming the third month of the year. Taxes are due in just a few weeks, yikes, but on the bright side summer is getting closer and closer and the days are getting longer and longer. Let’s celebrate that by chowing down on some delicious Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies, shall we? 

Not that I ever really need a reason to eat cookies, but today does happen to be National Pistachio Day – so it’s meant to be. These cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and salty with a nice crunch, and they may/may not knock my Chocolate Chip Cookies down a peg or two as my favorite cookies to bake. 

Best part about them? They can easily be tweaked to suit your needs, wants, and desires. Wanting a crunchier cookie? Add more nuts. Want a sweeter cookie? Up the white chocolate chips. The options are endless. 

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national pistachio day, cranberry white chocolate chip pistachio cookies, pistachio cookies, pistachio recipes

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in microwave in 10 second increments until fully dissolved.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars for 2 minutes until fully incorporated.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and mix until just combined.
  5. Add 2 tsp. of vanilla.
  6. Gradually fold in flour roughly one cup at a time until dough is slightly tacky.
  7. Add in cranberries, pistachios, and chips and stir with wooden spoon to combine fully.
  8. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Bake cookies on lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes, or until barely golden grown.
  11. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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15 Comments

  • Shaheen Khan | Lows to Luxe February 26, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Oh my word these look so good!

    Shaheen | Lows to Luxe

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    • The Kentucky Gent February 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Thanks lady! They’re.. pretty damn good. I’ve had more than 2 but less than 10 since they came out of the oven.

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  • GiGi Eats Celebrities February 26, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Oooo la la! White chocolate chips are just… Just… YUMMM!

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  • Shannon Paige February 26, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Yummmmyyyy! Saved to pinterest for later 🙂 *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

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  • Sana February 26, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    I feel like I don’t ever eat pistachios! These cookies look wonderful! Also, awesome photography! http://www.supersana.com

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    • The Kentucky Gent February 26, 2016 at 9:53 PM

      You know what, me either, but after this recipe – I’m gonna have to start. I may have eaten a few handfuls while working on the batter.

      Reply
  • miranda February 27, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Im still drooling! And your food photoraphy is on POINT!

    Cheers!
    Miranda

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  • Rahul @samosastreet.com February 29, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    I absolutely love the combination of pistachios, white chocolate and cranberry. They are so festive and taste great together!

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    • The Kentucky Gent March 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      Thank you Rahul! I really appreciate that, and yes, yes they do.

      Reply
  • TheModernOtter March 1, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    You always photograph food so well!! Mine always come out looking like Martha Stewarts instagram pics from the early days. Any tips?

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    • The Kentucky Gent March 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

      HA, I love that comparison. You win there. Biggest tip from me would be always shoot food in natural light (I shot this on top of my stove right in front of one of the bigger windows in my apartment on a “tabletop” that I made out of recycled wood). Also, figured out what angles you like best for food. As you know, I love table shots for food on Instagram, but for food photos for the blog I tend to go this route. Negative space is key! Fill it with props, other cookies (food), what you made the recipe with, etc.

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      • TheModernOtter March 1, 2016 at 4:01 PM

        Yeah, I think I have a few pitfalls: I overfill the image with all that extra stuff (ingredients, etc.), never have the right surface (good luck finding nice looking wood laying around) and never get the focus quiet the way I want it. Need that bokeh! Thanks for the tips!

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