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Old 12-20-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Sugar cookies with pistaschios

Just before our 14 hour bakeathon last Friday, we happend to see Robin Miller on the Food Network put together these cookies.
Sugar Cookies with Pistachio and Dried Cherries Recipe : Robin Miller : Food Network
We couldn't find the the dried cherries and used dried cranberries instead. It's amazing how we butcher a recipe. However, they were super. I love the tartness of the cranberry. The only other hitch we did was use raw pistachios and roast them ourselves. Also, I couldn't seem to get the white chocolate thin enough to dip the cookies in, so I spread it on. Simply put, they were delicious and easy to make. They are now on the Christmas list.

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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Hmm, that sounds cool, and our ALDI carries dried cherries so that shouldn't be a problem either. I didn't see where it wanted roasted pistachios though, just lightly chopped...
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Right on the pistachios.....

....but I didn't want to shell a bunch of them so I bought a pound of them directly from the Hienz Nut Co. a couple of blocks away from my shop. The lady said don't use them raw, roast them first. So, that's what we did. I wasn't sure if Robin mentioned salted or unsalted pistachios. I really can't see a salted nut in a sweet cookie. Also, I can eat a whole bag of salted, unshelled. pistachios.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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I think when you're using any nut in cooking/baking it just makes sense to roast em. I mean why not? It takes minutes and the flavors and aroma are wonderful. Good eye Phil, I probably would have just tossed the raw ones right in! Great post too this recipe will kick off my bake-a-thon on wed!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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Ditto on the bag of pistachios, LOL. They go fast here.
Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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Wow that soundes deelish !!!!!
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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make simple,, and l think ıt will be so delicious
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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*num-num* i'm anxious to try these too. gonna go bookmark that link, just as soon as i hit send.
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