Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-baking edition

The Tuesday after Labor Day-Happy first day of school to my friends who are just starting.
I am linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday.


Today's post has nothing to do with education, but rather with baking. If you aren't a baker you may want to skip today's post.
 Cranberry Pistachio Shortbreads Recipe
Yesterday I made Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread cookies. I've been on a quest the last few weeks to find a recipe for these cookies that sounded like the kind I had at a great Italian bakery in Rhode Island. The only problem is that I haven't been able to find unsalted I decided to make the cookies yesterday with salted ones. I just cut the amount of salt I was supposed to add to the cookies in half.

The cookies are good, but I do think they would be better with unsalted pistachios. They are more of a sweet/salty treat, than a sweet/savory shortbread. The only other thing I would do next time is I think I will sprinkle a little raw sugar on top...just a little for texture and flavor.

Any idea where I can pick up unsalted pistachios? What have you tried recently? Head over to Holly's blog to see what other people have been up to this week. 

Just incase you've mist it...don't forget to enter my giveaway this week.

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  1. Ha, we both linked a baking post (although yours involves skill). Have a great week - today is my first day, woohoo!

  2. Those look so yummy as I sit here sipping my coffee right now! Thanks for sharing:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Have you tried Whole Foods? They have a pretty good assortment of raw nuts.

  4. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet I would love the salted pistachios. I love salt! I do not love baking though.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. Those look delish! I entered the contest and I'm waiting for you to contact me to tell me I won! :)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. This makes me think of holiday baking..which means even more cookies and desserts will be on the way. Yes.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  7. I am a baker, and this recipe sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing it.

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  8. Those look delicious. I think I'll try this recipe!