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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sugar Cookies with a Twist

I was watching Dear Food Network and they were featuring holiday cookies. Robin Miller (I think that is her name) did a quick segment with these cookies. I jotted it down and tried them today. The cherries and chocolate go really well together. I didn't put the whole 1/2 c of pistachio in the cookie and I think it is hard to taste them. So I would try the whole amount next time.

1 package of sugar cookie dough
1/2 c dried cherries
1/2 c pistachios (either pulsed a few times in food processor or broken into pieces by other methods, aka a ziploc bag and skillet)
2 bars of white baking chocolate

Roll out cookie dough on a piece of plastic wrap. Add cherries and pistachios and work through the dough. Wrap the dough with plastic and reform into log. Cut off chunks of dough and form into balls (whatever size you want them to be). Place in 350 degree oven for 7-11 minutes. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, microwave chocolate in 15 seconds intervals, stirring after each time. When melted, dip half of cookie into chocolate.