These Cranberry Orange Pistachio Cookies are not only festive, but the flavors really stand out in these buttery shortbread cookies. They’re a perfect Christmas cookie filled with festive colors of the holiday and the flavors are so good. They’ll be a great addition to your holiday cookie tray, or a Cookie Exchange.
The dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3 days in advance, or put in zip top bags in the freezer, then just thaw in the refrigerator, slice, and bake.
*When it comes to the orange zest, you can use a microplane grater and zest the orange, or you can have more flavor and a bit bigger pieces by peeling the peel off the orange with a potato peeler, then chop it. You will be so amazed at the aroma of the orange zest this way, and you can see a bit more of the pieces in the dough since they’re a bit larger than when zesting.
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