Pistachio, Cranberry and White Chocolate Shortbread

These are one of my new favorite holiday cookies! Just looking at them fills me with holiday cheer. Green pistachios with red cranberries and dotted with white chocolate…Absolutely fabulous! They are sure to brighten up your holiday platters. Not only do they look classy and festive, they also taste wonderful.

The dough is lovely with all the holiday colors. Once rolled into a log, it would also make a great gift! Just roll a little parchment paper around it and tie with twine or ribbon.

White Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Shortbread
slightly adapted from Kitchen Trial and Error

3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped dried cranberries (Craisins)
1 cup roughly chopped pistachios
1 cup white chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar. Then add in vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk flour and salt. Add to butter mixture.

Mix on low speed until it starts to come together. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.

Dump dough onto wax paper and form into a log. Roll the wax paper around the log. You can roll it thick or thin depending on how big you want your cookies. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Slice and bake at 350°F on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-13 minutes or until the edges barely start to brown. (I thought my first batch seemed overcooked, so I pulled my second batch out just before they browned and they were perfect.) Cool and enjoy!

This is Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies! Thanks to Brenda from Meal Planning Magic for hosting each week! I can’t believe there is one week left and that Christmas is only 2 weeks away! YIKES! I hope you are having fun doing some holiday baking.

My previous Christmas Cookie Posts:
Apple Pie Cookies
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Brownie Cookies
Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps
Caramel Apple Cookies
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies with toffee
Orange Snowballs
Biscoff No Bake Cookies

Check out all these other fantastic cookies! I wish I could have one of each!!

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12 Responses to Pistachio, Cranberry and White Chocolate Shortbread

  1. I love shortbread, and I just love the pop of red and green the berries and nuts give these cookies! Definitely a festive holiday treat! My problem would be eating them all before they made it to the serving platter. =)

  2. they look gorgeous + i like that they’re a little bit different than the average holiday cookie. yum!

  3. hi BreAna, i’m so glad you liked the cookies! they weren’t initially on my list to bake again this year, but after seeing them again (admittedly right after lunch, when my cookie cravings are the highest) i might have to rethink that!

  4. FOR SURE making these! Wow, they look delicious! I wish I had pistachio so I could make them right NOW!

  5. Those look so festive and sound so easy to do.

  6. that makes for a pretty cookie! sounds delisious!

  7. These look gorgeous – such beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing them :)

  8. I love how you can see all the ingredients inside, they look delicious and so festive

  9. C’est une version qui me plait beaucoup, je note dans mon carnet gourmand

    Je te souhaite une belle soirée, ici le suberbe marché de Noël de Montbéliard et sous la pluie depuis plusieurs jours, quel dommage !!

  10. I’m adding these to my holiday baking list! I love shortbread and these are beautiful!

  11. What a beautiful shortbread cookie! The flavor profile seems wonderful as well!

  12. perfect colors for the season.

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