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Chewy Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

Chewy Pistachio Cranberry Cookies have just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness! |krollskorner.com
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Pistachio cranberry cookies are chewy in the middle with pockets of melty chocolate! These pistachio cranberry cookies will literally melt in your mouth & soon be a family favorite.

Christmas came early for me this year!!! Well…I actually spoiled myself. I bought the NEW MacBook Pro with the touch bar. I could not resist! I am using it right now!!! 🙂 I haven’t had a new laptop since 2009, so I figured it’s time. I had to justify the purchase somehow 😉 Plus…it’ll help with blogging and editing photos!

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How is Thanksgiving already 1 week away? Literally time is zooming by. People tell me, “Just wait until you have kids, it goes by even faster…”  ahhhhh good thing I am no where near that yet! haha. So, the past couple of years my mom has slowly started letting me take the reins for cooking the Thanksgiving feast.

I now truly appreciate and give mad props to my mom for doing this for our family and friends every year! It is serious work to get everything done!!

And on top of that everyone wants their “favorite green bean casserole” or the specific potatoes…and I feel like I end up with 3 different mashed potatoes and 5 different stuffings to please everybody! Who can relate to this madness?! By the time we sit to eat with everything on the table, I need a blanket and a pillow!

chocolate chip cookie dough with pistachios and cranberries on a baking sheet

With that said…I am going to do the cooking again this year! I actually really do love it. There is something super special about making food and seeing people genuinely enjoy it. I should have my grocery list already made but I don’t yet. I am sure I will be in the sea of people waiting in long lines at the store Tuesday and Wednesday night! I can’t wait to smell the apple pie baking in the oven and take the first bite of stuffing to make sure it is “not poisonous.” 😉 

Certainly a pie is necessary around the table…but who doesn’t love a good cookie? I made a batch of these one night just playing around in my kitchen and brought them into work the next day. Everyone was ranting and raving over how delicious they were so I knew I had to post it on the blog! Disclaimer: these are not “healthy” cookies. These are your, “I am going to enjoy a cookie so if I am going to have one it might as well be a real cookie, cookie.” 

chocolate chip cookie dough with pistachios and cranberries on a baking sheet

Now don’t be a tough cookie and go get to makin’ this recipe! 

 

Chewy Pistachio Cranberry Cookies have just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness! |krollskorner.com

Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewycookie, christmas, cookies, thanksgiving
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Kroll’s Korner

Christmas Cookies...Thanksgiving Cookies...whenever you want a cookie cookie...you decide! Either way, they are chewy and soft!

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar I use 1/2 dark brown, 1/2 white, granulated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, shelled & roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • PAM

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease 2 cookie sheets and set aside. Or use a silpat.

  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, mix softened butter and sugar(s) for ~2 minutes, or until mixed together well. Then mix in the egg and vanilla.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the next 5 ingredients. Pour the butter/sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Then fold in the remaining 3 ingredients. Note: the mixture may seem crumbly, but once you form them into cookies and press the dough together it is fine!

  4. Roll cookies into the size you want (I do about 2 Tbsp.) and place on the greased cookie sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

yields ~2 dozen cookies

 Chewy Pistachio Cranberry Cookies have just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness! |krollskorner.com

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