Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Bobbie Ruiz Modified: March 24, 2022
Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies Recipe

How To Make Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

These buttery shortbread cookies are flavored with orange zest and filled with crunchy pistachios and dried cranberries to make the perfect holiday sweets.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened
  • cupsugar
  • 2tsporange zest
  • 2⅓cupsflour
  • ¼tspcinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupshelled pistachio nuts,chopped
  • ¾cupdried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

  3. Sift together flour, cinnamon and salt then add gradually into the stand mixer on low speed until just combined.

  4. Add in the pistachios, cranberries and orange zest and mix for just 5 seconds until combined.

  5. Separate the dough into two balls and roll into logs.

  6. Wrap each piece of dough with saran wrap and freeze for 3 hours.

  7. Cut cookies ½-inch thick and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until just golden.


  • Calories: 116.17kcal
  • Fat: 6.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.95g
  • Fiber: 0.74g
  • Sugar: 5.63g
  • Protein: 1.59g
  • Cholesterol: 13.56mg
  • Sodium: 33.31mg
  • Calcium: 6.99mg
  • Potassium: 46.61mg
  • Iron: 0.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.35mg
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