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Cranberry, Orange and Pistachio Cookies Recipe


Cookies are a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen as it doesn’t involve any hot pans or lots of knife work. I’ve kept this recipe simple and cut the cookies into round shapes, but you could use Christmas cookie cutters to make these cookies even more festive.

Makes: 12 cookies



  • 200g blanched almond meal
  • 100g potato starch
  • 125g coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 30g raw pistachios, chopped
  • 60g dried cranberries, chopped
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 100g butter, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place almond meal, potato starch, coconut sugar, salt, pistachios, cranberries and orange zest into large bowl, and mix until combined.
  3. Add the chopped butter and use fingertips to rub butter into flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add egg and cold water and mix together to form a dough.
  5. Shape dough into log shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in fridge for 30 mins until dough is firm.
  6. Remove dough from the fridge and remove plastic wrap. Using sharp knife cut slices from log.
  7. Arrange slices on baking tray, ensuring 2cm gap between each biscuit. Bake for 15–20 mins depending on thickness until are golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool before serving.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.