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Gluten-Free Cranberry Pistachio Icebox Cookies (GF, DF, V) - A Dash of Megnut

Gluten-Free Cranberry Pistachio Icebox Cookies

These gluten-free cranberry pistachio icebox cookies are an easy way to entertain this holiday. Just slice and bake straight from the freezer! Dairy-free and vegan options included. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Megan


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) dairy-free butter (such as Earth Balance) (or regular butter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (or dairy milk if you wish)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I like Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 baking flour for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar or red/green sanding sugar


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for 3-4 minutes, until like and fluffy.
  • Add milk, vanilla, and salt and mix to combine.
  • Add in the gluten-free flour about a cup at a time, mixing in between, until the flour is incorporated.
  • Stir in the dried cranberries and pistachios.
  • Scoop cookie dough out onto a piece of parchment paper and roll into a log. I like to somewhat shape it into a log with my hands and then cover with parchment paper and roll it until it becomes a log shape. The log should be about a foot long and 2 inches wide. Roll into the turbinado sugar so all side are coated. Cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Freeze for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice cookie log into 1/4 inch pieces and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375F until the outer edges of the cookie just begin to brown. Let cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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