Saffron Pistachios Shortbread Cookies

Saffron Pistachios Shortbread Cookies
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Shortbread is the simplest of the cookies. Very easy to make, if you forgive the chilling hour of the dough. Variety of flavor combinations possible – Orange zest & white chocolate chunks, lemon zest and chia seeds, Chocolate chips and walnuts etc.,

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The ingredients for the base are very simple – sugar, butter and flour.

But the variations as I mentioned are numerous. In my version it is Saffron and pistachios slices.

And the ratio is simple too.. 1:2:3

1 part of sugar, 2 parts of butter and 3 parts of flour.

It is like you start with half a cup of sugar, double it and add 1 cup of butter and double it, add 2 cups of flour. Simple…

Another thing, shortbread cookies need to be a bit on the thicker side, so when you slice them carefully slice in one go. NO Sawing through the dough 🙂

Saffron Pistachios Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by FhareenaCourse: Cookies, Desserts, Easy recipes, Quick and Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • Sugar – 1/2 cup

  • Unsalted butter – 1 cup

  • Flour – 2 cups

  • Flavor and addition as you love- I added some pure saffron

  • extract and half a cup of sliced pistachios.

  • Chocolate to dip

  • Extra pistachios slices to sprinkle.

Directions

  • In a stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter.
  • Once fluffy, add the flour and mix well.
  • Add saffron and pistachios and mix well.
  • Once mixed, divide the mixture in half. In a clingy wrap make the dough portion into a log, and cover tightly. Repeat for the other half.
  • Chill the logs.
  • When you are ready to bake, pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius
  • Take out the chilled dough logs, unwrap and using a sharp knife slice the cookies, about 3/4 cm. Do no saw, just a slice should work in cutting the cookies.
  • Arrange in a lined tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until the edges start turning into golden brown.
  • Let them cool in the tray out of the oven.
  • Dip or spread melted chocolate if you like and serve.
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Chocolate dipped Saffron Pistachios Shortbread cookies.
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Chocolate dipped Saffron Pistachios Shortbread cookies.

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