Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies were a hit with my husband. He really enjoyed these cookies. They have beautiful red cherries and green pistachios which make these a lovely Christmas cookie to try. Pistachio Cranberry Icebox cookies are worth making as they taste wonderful and look great on a holiday buffet table. They also work on an afternoon tea menu with their interesting look and square shape.
You are probably asking – What is an Icebox Cookie? It is a type of cookie where the dough, often in a log shape, is refrigerated until firm before being sliced for baking. Also known as Refrigerator Cookie. In the 1930s, with the advent of electric refrigerators, icebox cookies reached new heights of popularity.
I have changed the original recipe to include the egg in the dough. I also used the dried tart cherries in place of cranberries on occasion. For variety you can use many different types of dried fruit and nuts in this recipe.
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Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookie Recipe:
Source: This recipe and photo are from the December 2006 Gourmet Magazine.