Friday, 20 November 2015

Recipe | Spiced Cranberry, Pistachio & Orange Choc Chip Shortbread

Spiced cranberry, pistachio and orange chocolate chip shortbread recipe
Spiced cranberry, pistachio and orange chocolate chip shortbread recipe
Spiced cranberry, pistachio and orange chocolate chip shortbread recipe
Spiced cranberry, pistachio and orange chocolate chip shortbread recipe
Spiced cranberry, pistachio and orange chocolate chip shortbread recipe

Well here is my first Christmas recipe of the year! Sorry if anyone thinks it too early but I've got more to come, it's nice to be organised and gives you plenty of time if you want to use these gorgeous biscuits as a homemade gift for someone! Like I've shown in the photos, these biscuits are fab to use as a present, you can wrap them in a bit of cellophane and a nice ribbon and you're done! 

This is actually the first time I've made shortbread, I was considering doing the same flavours in a cookie but I thought shortbread was a little more Christmassy! I was actually really pleased with how they came out, they kept their shape well and the taste is so good, like Christmas in a biscuit! Also how sweet is my little tin, it was only about £2 from Home Bargains! 

Makes about 30 small biscuits - 

Ingredients - 

200g unsalted butter, softened
25g cornflour
240g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
35g icing sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
Zest of 1 orange
30g shelled pistachio, chopped
60g cranberries, chopped
60g chocolate chips (I used milk)
2 tbsp sugar, for sprinkling

Method - 

1. Chop pistachios and cranberries then set aside. In a large bowl beat together cinnamon, butter, orange zest, cornflour, plain flour, icing sugar and salt until combined. Add pistachios, cranberries and chocolate chips, stir until evenly distributed. 

2. Shape dough into a ball and cover with cling film, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

3. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C/Gas Mark 2. 

4. Once firm, roll out to a thickness of 6-8mm and cut into any shapes you like, I used a star, Christmas tree, sleigh, boot, and gingerbread men. Transfer onto a parchment lined baking tray. 

5. Sprinkle each shortbread with sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes. They won't really brown so keep an eye on them until they are hard. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

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8 comments

  1. Yummy! Beth xxx

    doodleanddaydream.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. As me and the other half can't afford Christmas presents due to moving I think we're planning to bake some yummy gifts. I'll be bookmarking this for sure. By the way your photo background is beaut. Is that the wallpaper from Wilko? I almost bought it aha xx

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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    1. They're such a lovely gift idea! And yes it is haha! I just took a sample bit, love that you can just tear off as much as you need! xx

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  3. Another delicious looking recipe - I love shortbread, great idea!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. What a gorgeous gift idea - I love the idea of buying a cute tin too. I was looking at shop bought biscuits today and they were around £12 per tin - I bet these are so much better and work out cheaper - plus they're a lot more thoughtful too xx

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    1. They would make such a nice gift with the tin too! Definitely cheaper and much nicer knowing they're handmade xx

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