- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- grated zest of 1 orange
- 1/2 teaspoon orange oil
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- 1 cup dried cranberries
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees(F.) Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients.
Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the orange zest and orange oil.
Step 3: With mixer on low speed, gradually stir in the flour mixture until smooth, then stir in the pistachios and cranberries.
Step 4: Divide the dough into thirds. Shape each piece into a 12 inch log. Place two logs on one sheet(apart) and the other in the middle of the other cookie sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, until the logs turn a light golden color and are somewhat firm to the touch. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and reduce oven to 300 degrees.
Step 5: Let cool about 15 minutes, then using a serrated knife(careful Annie!) slice diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Place upright on cookie sheets and bake for about 20 minutes, until dry and lightly golden. Let cool on rack, enjoy!