Tag: pistachios

Pistachio Cranberry Scones

These Pistachio Cranberry Scones are easy to make at home and have all the flavor of a classic baked good but without sugar. Seriously, they are so scrumptious! Homemade deliciousness! As a result of no sugar, you can eat these with less guilt than sugar-filled ones or store-bought versions.

     Pan of Pistachio Cranberry Scones

There’s something irresistible about the combo of cranberries and pistachio. You’ll love the pop of sweetness from the cranberries and the distinct taste of the pistachio nut.

  • flour
  • granulated sweetener
  • baking powder
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • orange zest
  • heavy cream
  • dried cranberries
  • pistachios

Scone Ingredients

You make this recipe in one bowl and on a lightly-floured surface.

Close up of Scone Mixture

They’re simple and easy to shape but not basic tasting. They deserve high marks! Maybe even a blue ribbon!

Closeup: pan of Pistachio Cranberry Scones o

With this Pistachio Cranberry Scones recipe having no added sugar – using Splenda products – it’s perfect for those living with diabetes, I also recently read that pistachios are good for lowering blood sugar levels. Check out the article here.

Lime Pistachio Bundt Cake

Lime Pistachio Bundt Cake: this cake, with it’s bright tangy flavor and distinct nutty taste is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

Overhead shot of Lime & Pistachio Bundt Cake

If you’re a fan of citrus, this is the cake for you. We also invite you to compete at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair, in the new Kowalski’s Markets Citrus Cake Contest. Learn more about the 2023 special contests here.

Pistachio Lemon Butter Cookies

These Pistachio Lemon Butter Cookies bring three things together I adore: citrus, butter and my favorite nut, the pistachio.

With a triple threat of fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract, these cookies burst with citrus flavor. Using all three of those ingredients together is the ticket. Put that in a rich butter cookie and I’m in love at first bite. A schmear of white chocolate lemon frosting on top adds another delightful dimension. You finish them with a sprinkling of extra pistachios. That texture contrast is a joyful experience. To be honest though, I have skipped the frosting before as they are delicious enough to stand alone. Unfrosted, they also stack well for transporting and storage.

Pistachio Lemon Butter Cookies overhead

Recipe credit goes to Denise Sokolowski who won a best cookie contest with it at the Wisconsin State Fair (2016). She came in second place, just behind those great Guinness Chocolate Cookies we previously shared.

These Pistachio Lemon Butter Cookies are perfect for celebrating National Pistachio Day – February 26, but you don’t need any excuse. Bake them any day of the year. The batch is pretty big. It made 60 cookies. What’s great about that is you can freeze the rolled balls of dough, in a single layer so they don’t stick together. Just bring them to room temperature before putting them in the oven. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do.