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Cranberry White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

These cranberry white chocolate pistachio cookies are a perfect red,white and green trimmed cookie, perfect for the holidays, or anytime! Sweet, salty and chocolatey, oh my.IMG_6275

*Raise your hand if you’re sick of cookie season!* Good, I don’t see any hands raised. Whew. I was worried there for a hot second. We’re rolling in a steady stream of baked awesomeness this season and I for one am not done yet. I waited all year for this, and like a bad rap song, we’re gonna make it rain cookies, y’all!

Wow, sorry a lot happened there. The coffee obviously hasn’t kicked in yet. Or it’s in over drive and I’m just saying thing… lucky you, dear reader.

I love Washington State. We have it all. I know, every state is awesome in their own right – but between our salty western Washington air, the gentle swish and wave of  Puget Sound and our rolling wheat fields of the Palouse – where my heart and home really is – I am enamored with our state. I’ve lived all over, seen the apple orchards of central Washington, the rolling wheat of eastern Washington, and the cranberry boggs of our coast line. It’s part of who I am and part of my daily routine.


And at this time of the year – cookies are a part of my daily routine. The guys at work absolutely love me right now – they’ve got a stead stream of baked goods constantly rotating through the office and job trailer. And that’s fine by me, because if they are kept at the apartment with Ben and I, there is no amount of gym time that will compensate.

It’s a fine balance – OD on cookies and still get up and do a make-my-legs-feel-like-jelly barre workout after work. Life’s hard. But it sure is made better by cookies!


Here are a few Egg-cellent facts about eggs to get you through this holiday baking season ::

:: Egg yolks can increase richness, tenderness, flavor, and color in homemade cookies, and they can also extend shelf life by delaying the staling process. The egg white provides strength and stability, and it adds moisture.

:: Eggs are a holiday staple: In fact, more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of the year, including Easter.

::  One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories.

:: Where do the eggs you’re baking with this holiday season come from? Well, there’s a good chance they could be from Ohio egg farms! Ohio is the second-largest egg producing state in the nation.


Join the rest of our Egg-static troupe of Egg lovers with their favorite cookies representing their state! These girls know how to Represent!

Carrian of Sweet Basil

Aimee of Shugary Sweets

Tanya of Lemons for Lulu :: Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Laurie of Simply Scratch

Julianne of Beyond Frosting :: Maple Sugar Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Yield: 30 Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 21 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

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~2 ¼ cup of All Purpose Flour
~1/2 tsp. baking soda
~1/4 tsp. salt
~1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature butter - use the salted sweet cream butter.
~1 cup brown sugar packed
~1/2 cup white sugar
~2 whole eggs
~1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
~1 cup White Chocolate Chips
~½ cup Pistachios, just the meat of the nut
~ ½ cup Dried Cranberries


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, or large bowl with electric mixer, mix sugars until thoroughly combined. Mix in butter until thoroughly combined, scarping sides occasionally.

Beat in eggs, again scraping down sides occasionally so thoroughly combined.
Beat in vanilla.

Slowly add in flour mixture ½ cup at a time. When combined, add in white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pistachios.
Bake on a pizza sheet or cookie pan for 21 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet after allowing the cookies to rest for one minute on the baking sheet. Transfer to a cooking rack to complete cooling.

Serve with glass of warm milk, just like mama used to.

*This post is being sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association. I have been compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.


21 Responses to “Cranberry White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies”

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — December 12, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    I absolutely love the combination of pistachios, white chocolate and cranberry. They are so festive and taste great together! I’m definitely not sick of cookie season….I don’t think I ever could be!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 12, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    These are so perfect for the holiday! Yum!!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — December 12, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Sick of cookies? Never! I’ll take a dozen of these, please. 🙂

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 12, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Oh these look so good! I love the “home state” cookie idea!

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    Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg — December 12, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Cranberry and pistachio – I love this combination. Thanks!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 12, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    No one can be sick of cookies! I mean EVER!!! These cookies look great!

  7. #
    Kathryn — December 12, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    One of my fave combos ever, love these cookies. You can never have too many cookie recipes at this time of year.

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    Amanda — December 12, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    These look so good! I love white chocolate and cranberries AND pistachios.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — December 12, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Yeah, no question I’d love these.

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — December 12, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    I. Love. These. Cookies! Pistachios ANNNND Cranberry?! Ps I’m a total sucker for white chocolate. Some people HATE it… but why? I will never understand! XO

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    Tieghan — December 12, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Sick of cookie season? Yeah right! That is just not possible. Ever!

    These cookies are my thing. Pistachios are my favorite! 🙂

  12. #
    Andrina G — December 12, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Love both cranberries and pistachios. Yum!

  13. #
    Paula – bell’alimento — December 13, 2013 @ 2:53 am

    What a delicious looking cookie! I share this recipe on FB. Thanks Megan!

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    tanya — December 13, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    Pistachios and cranberries go hand in hand, but they tastes best when they are together in a cookie! I need to visit Washington, it sounds beautiful! And I need you to tell me more about your barre workout!

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    Katie | The Hill Country Cook — December 13, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    Oh heck yes. I don’t even like white chocolate, and I’d be scarfing these down!!! Mmmmmm. xoxo

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    Becky — December 13, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I was to dip one of this in a tall glass of milk right now!! And I love the little glass milk container you photographed. And rain on the cookies!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — December 13, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Cranberry and pistachio – I love it! These cookies look awesome, Megan. So different than every other Christmas cookie!

  18. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — December 13, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    This is one brilliant combination in cookie form!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 15, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    Megan, these are just what I’ve been craving!! They look so good. 🙂

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    Elizabeth Scott — January 8, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    I have a similar cookie recipe but w/ macadamia nuts, so good! i will definitely mine with the pistachios instead. Happy New Year!


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