Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Cookies with Cherries, White Chocolate and Pistachios

Uh-oh. My belly’s achin’ and it ain’t even Christmas Eve yet. I got one more baked goodie for ya, and it’s a goodie. These cookies with cherries, white chocolate chips and pistachios are the perfect balance of red, green and FAT–luscious, buttery, pre-New Year’s Resolution fat. 
Here’s a tip to save time during the holidays. Make several batches of one type of dough, then add variety with different mix-ins. Good combos are dried cranberries and chocolate chips, toffee chips and chopped pecans and basic sugar cookie dough with finely grated lemon or orange rind. 
For these cookies, I used my basic sugar cookie dough and mixed in the chips, cherries and nuts before refrigerating.
Sugar Cookies (originally printed in Bon Appetit)

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
Beat the first four ingredients until well blended. Mix in egg and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt, then mix in. Cover mixture and chill until firm, about 30 minutes or up to one day. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and butter two baking sheets. Roll into balls and bake until very lightly browned. 

What’s on your baking list this week?

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Roxy Te
    You are a baking machine! These are my favorite so far! A unique twist on a classic!
    p.s. I’m having a giveaway..thought you might wanna check it out!! ;)
  • jess
    I’m gonna try these! Do you squish them down before baking or do they flatten on their own?
  • Kristin
    I can’t wait to make my chocolate chip meringues! And your cookies look amazing!
  • Roxan
    These cookies look wonderfully chewy and delicious! I have a bunch of baking to do this week but i still haven’t been able to decide what exactly to make. There’s just so much to choose from!
  • Beth
    I love using dried cherries in baking. These cookies sound like a perfect mix. And how great to split the batch in half and use different add-ins for each half!
  • jackie fo
    These look delicious… I have eaten my weight in cookies lately :) I am making Giada’s Espresso Chip Meringues this week – SO GOOD!