Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Cookies for a good cause? No need to ask me twice. I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap for the first time this year and it was so fun. I baked these Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies, packed them up, and shipped them off to old and new blogger friends. And then I received 3 boxes of cookies in return and it was such a fun surprise to see who I got and sample some delicious cookies (let me just say, I scored in the cookie department). I will make this a part of my holiday traditions. And even better? We raised a considerable amount of money and made a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

I chose this cookie after seeing it on Pinterest from Your Home Based Mom. Since they were being shipped, I knew that I needed to pick something that was sturdy and would last in the mail. These were really delicious and I loved the orange sugar they were rolled in. I use sanding sugar because I like the extra crunch, but regular sugar will work just fine.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly grated orange peel
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

For rolling:

  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Cream together butter, orange peel, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Add eggs.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Add cranberries, pistachios, and white chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Mix together sanding sugar and orange zest in a small bowl. Rub the zest into the sugar to release the oils. Set aside.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls, about 1 Tablespoon each. Roll in orange sugar. Press with the bottom of a glass.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 11 minutes, being careful to not over bake. Cool for one minute and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

I wrapped my cookies in cute plastic bags and shipping tubes that I bought at the craft store. I tied a cute ribbon and called it good.

orange cranberry pistachio white chocolate cookie recipe

Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies - A perfect cookie for holiay gifting. Lots of holiay flavors that can be enjoyed year round.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly grated orange peel

Orange Sugar

  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, orange peel, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined. Add cranberries, pistachios, and white chocolate chips. Mix to combine.
  2. Mix together sanding sugar and orange zest in a small bowl. Rub the zest into the sugar to release the oils. Set aside.
  3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls, about 1 Tablespoon each. Roll in orange sugar. Press with the bottom of a glass.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 11 minutes, being careful to not over bake. Cool for one minute and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

Recipe adapted from Your Home Based Mom.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    Thanks again for the cookies, Bree! These were seriously delicious!

    1. bakedbree

      I was so happy that I got your name and could bake them for you. <3

  2. jenna @ just j.faye

    These look fantastic! I love this flavor combination and will have to try them out. I just can’t stop baking cookies these days…

    1. bakedbree

      Me either, you should see my kitchen. It’s a disaster, butter and sugar everywhere!

  3. Tori@Gringalicious.com

    Oh my, so yummy!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Tori!

  4. CakeSpy

    You had me at cookies. But then you added pistachio (which I love) and then sucker punched me with a trinity of awesome orange, cranberry, and white chocolate. I bow to you!

    1. bakedbree

      <3 You are the cutest.

  5. Sarah @ Bonjour Sucre

    They look great! I love baking cookies at Christmas time – it offers the perfect excuse to make batches and batches. Thanks for sharing.

    1. bakedbree

      My pleasure!

  6. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    I love all these cookie swap posts!! Tis the season!! These ones sound great… love all the seasonal flavors together! Next year I will have to participate.

    1. bakedbree

      It was a lot of fun, it was my first year. I had a great time.

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