Pistachio Cranberry Cookie Recipe

If there ever was a Desert Island Cookie List, these Pistachio-Cranberry jewels would certainly feature in it. The crunch of the pistachios along with the tart cranberries make this cookie utterly delicious.  All Purpose Flour (Maida), All spice powder, Salt, Butter (Salted), Caster Sugar, Orange Zest (Rind), Pistachios, Cranberries, Whole Eggs, Decorative sugar (Cake/ Candy Sprinkles)   200 grams All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1/2 teaspoon All spice powder 1/4 teaspoon Salt 170 grams Butter (Salted) , softened 100 grams Caster Sugar 3/4 teaspoon Orange Zest (Rind) , finely grated 60 grams Pistachios , chopped 40 grams Cranberries , dried and sweetened (dusted in cinnamon) 1 Whole Eggs , lightly beaten 100 grams Decorative sugar (Cake/ Candy Sprinkles)     20   45     To begin making the Pistachio Cranberry Cookie Recipe, sieve together flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.Beat butter, granulated sugar, and orange zest in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy for about 3 minutes.Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing until dough just comes together in clumps, then mix in pistachios and cranberries.Gather and press dough together, then divide into 2 equal pieces.Using a sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper as an aid, form each piece of dough into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.Square off long sides of each log to form a bar, then chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until very firm, at least 2 hours.Baking the cookies:Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.Brush egg over all 4 long sides of bars (but not ends). Sprinkle decorative sugar on a separate sheet of parchment or wax paper and press bars into sugar, coating well.Cut each bar crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, rotating bar after cutting each slice to help keep square shape. (If dough gets too soft to slice, freeze bars briefly until firm.) Arrange cookies about 1/2 inch apart on lined baking sheets.Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are pale golden, 15 to 18 minutes total. Transfer cookies from parchment to racks using a slotted spatula and cool completely.Serve Pistachio Cranberry Cookie along with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break.Notes:Pistachio Cranberry Cookie dough bars can be chilled up to 3 days or frozen, wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil, 1 month (thaw frozen dough in refrigerator just until dough can be sliced).Pistachio Cranberry Cookie keep in an airtight container at room temperature 5 days.