Tested till perfect Sugar-Free Cranberry Pistachio Icebox Cookies

Sugar-Free Cranberry Pistachio Icebox Cookies

Dried cranberries preclude the need for sugar in these tender, biscuitlike cookies, which are also flecked with green pistachios for a festive look.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003

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  • Portion size 28 cookies


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter, softened
  • 2 tsp 2tspgrated orange rind
  • 1 1eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsporange juice
  • 1 cup 1cupsifted cake and pastry flour
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspsugar substitute
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdried cranberrydried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted pistachios, chopped
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Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with orange rind until fluffy; beat in egg and orange juice. In separate bowl, whisk together cake-and-pastry flour, baking powder and sugar substitute; stir into butter mixture to form smooth dough. Mix in chopped cranberries and pistachios.

Turn out dough onto large piece of waxed paper. Using floured hands, form dough into 8-inch (20 cm) long log; flatten sides slightly to shape into square. Wrap in waxed paper and twist ends to seal. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.)

Cut dough into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared pans. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to racks to let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 65 pro 1g total fat 4g sat. fat 2g
carb 5g fibre 0 chol 17mg sodium 45mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 3 vit A 4 vit C 2
folate 3
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