Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup unsalted butter

  2. 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  3. 1 egg

  4. 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

  5. 4 teaspoons orange zest

  6. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  8. 1 1/2 cups dried cherries

  9. 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts

  10. 4 ounces vanilla flavored confectioners' coating, melted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar. Add egg, orange extract, and orange zest; mix until smooth. Sift together the flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Then, stir in the dried cherries and chopped pistachios. Roll dough into a 10 inch long log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in plastic or wax paper, and freeze for 2 hours. If dough is too difficult to form a log, refrigerate for 1 hour first. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets. Cut roll into 1/2 inch slices and place onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Use melted candy coating to drizzle a striped pattern on the cookies when they are completely cool.


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