Monday, February 25, 2013

Pistachio, White Chocolate, Cherry Cookies SRC


SRC is a wonderful place to meet new bloggers. You are assigned a blog each month--you then have the fun of 'stalking' said blog. I love to spend time at my new friends home. This month I was assigned the blog Food Baby Life. It is written by the delightful Susan from Australia. She has two darling boys. Susan has been a member of the Tuesdays With Dorie and Baking with Julia so I was familiar with many of the delicious recipes on her blog.  I could have easily remade World Peace Cookies and been happy. But Susan has many recipes on her blog that beg baking!
I found myself in the cookie section of her blog--surprise, surprise! Cookies are my weakness (actually one of many). I found myself returning often to a Christmas Cookie--now I know it's not Christmas but we have had so much snow lately it feels like it!  I chose her Pistachio, White Chocolate, Cherry Cookies. These were a party in my mouth! So many flavors and textures; sweet white chocolate, tart dried cherries and the crunch of pistachios. These cookies do have red and green in them but I will be making them year round. Thanks Susan for a new addition to my cookie list!
I made the cookies as per Susan's recipe. I did use dried cherry's instead of dried cranberries--that is what I had. I also got to change my scale to grams and had to research Celsius/Fahrenheit conversions. It was all part of the fun!

Pistachio, White Chocolate, Cherry Cookies 
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
120 g butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup roasted, salted pistachios, chopped
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.  Carefully mix in the dry ingredients then fold  in the oats, pistachios, cherries, and white chocolate.

Roll the dough into balls and place on baking sheet.  Flatten the top of each cookie with your fingers, then bake approximately 10 minutes or until slightly golden on top.  Allow to cool 4 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.




27 comments:

Sarah E. said...

Oooh love all the different things in these cookies - crunchy and sweet!

Happy Reveal Day!
P.S. I added you to the hop - it seems like the code worked times 3. You have it on there three times ;)

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

Those look delicious! I love pistachios, so I'll have to try this recipe soon.

Erin TableforSeven said...

What a tasty combination :) Looks delicious..visiting from SRC!

Sallybr said...

stopping by to say hello! I got your blog this month, had a lot if fun "stalking" you!

have a great SR Monday! ;-)

Shari TheSaucyGourmet said...

I am loving these cookies, can't wait to try them! Great choice for SRC and thanks for doing the all conversions so I don't have too :-)

Erin said...

What a fabulous mix of flavors!

Susan said...

Hi Cindy, your cookies look perfect and I love that you used dried cherries!

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

What gorgeous, delicious-sounding cookies! Awesome choice for SRC. =)

withoutadornment said...

Oh man, do these ever look good! I have a soft spot for dried cherries and white chocolate and have some pistachios in my pantry that need to be used up, so these cookies might be in my future!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

this flavor combination is perfect! I couldn't be trusted around a plate of these gorgeous cookies!
Mary x

Nedra said...

You always make the BEST cookies!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love this combo! These are beautiful cookies!

Danelle M said...

Oh my goodness! I even have pistachios and dried cranberries in the pantry right now!

April Tuell said...

I love how festive these look, the red and green would make the perfect Christmas cookie. My son is a big pistachio fan, so I'm sure he'll want these much sooner though.

Thank you so much for being a member of the Secret Recipe Club, and sharing your cooking talents with us.

Liz Berg said...

Oh, boy, do these look terrific! I have some pistachios in the freezer waiting for this recipe!! Wonderful SRC pick!

suhaina aji said...

wow..love these combo..looks too good..wish i can try some right now..

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Those look like soft and chewy cookies. Love all the ingredients. This might be a good one to send to the troops!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, these cookies look absolutely delicious - I really like the list of ingredienst - the combination of dries cherries, white chocolate and pistachios sounds just perfect.
P.S.: Of course, I just have to mention that I also like the fact that you used "grams".
Have a great Tuesday!

Beth said...

Those are beautiful cookies - I like any cookie recipe that has dried cherries. They're such a nice surprise.

And I just had to tell you that today is National Pistachio Day. Excellent planning!

Lynsey said...

I love the combination of white chocolate, cherries and pistachios. These cookies look and sound amazing!

Emily said...

I immediately thought Christmas when I saw these cookies. What a perfect choice!

Kirstin said...

Yum! I love pistachios and white chocolate so would probably love these! Great choice!!!

Krista Low said...

These cookies look amazing. I love that they have unique ingredients and they aren't just an average cookie. I just pinned this and cannot wait to try them out!

Loretta E. said...

What a great combination of flavors! And dried cherries are one of the best dried fruits...

Katrina said...

Mmm, love these. Love pistachios, prefer dried cherries to cranberries. Only wish I could find REAL white chocolate chips, don't care for the "fake" vanilla ones. ;) The cookies look great!
And I've about had it with winter here. Hoping the little storm coming tomorrow is the last of it. Supposed to be in the 50's over the weekend!

PlayEat Grow said...

I love pistachios, but I've never thought to put them in cookies. I'll have to give these a try because they look delicious!

Baking Addict said...

I absolutely love cookies and these sound like festive cookies which are perfect for anytime of the year. great SRC pick.