Tuesday, July 3, 2018

TWD - Pistachio Berry Slims



This week's Tuesday with Dorie (Dorie's Cookies) pick is the rather festive looking Pistachio-Berry Slims.  These cookies are pistachio macaroons topped with red jam and fresh raspberries (hence the red and green festive appearance):


If you don't like pistachios you will not like these cookies - there are only three ingredients in the base cookie (ground pistachios, sugar and egg whites), making the pistachio flavour quite strong.

The cookies are baked in a log before being cut into "slims" with a serrated knife:


The log is baked with a hollow in the middle for the jam and raspberries.  I used rosella and wild plum jam rather than raspberry jam because I already had it open and it fits the "red jam" bill.

I liked these cookies without being rapt with the flavour.  I do like the fact that they were super simple and quick to make - if you have guests coming in a couple of hours you can whip up a batch of these and have them on the table by the time they arrive.  (There is an hour's chilling time that you need to build in.)

To see what the other bakers made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website

10 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

I like the sound of these - they sound a bit like those almond marzipan style biscuits you get in italian shops- I guess the berries would need to go on before eating or might get soggy???

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh I love pistachios so I think I'd like these! :D And bonus that they're quick too!

Mardi Michels said...

I liked these a lot but wonder if they might make good thumbprint cookies to hold the jam in a bit better?

Sanya said...

I love pistachio and these sound so easy and look great!

Kayte said...

Hi...remember me? lol Your cookies look wonderful, and so festive! We love pistachios so I need to make these for sure. xo, Dear Friend....

Liz Berg said...

I love both pistachios and macaroons! And with raspberries??? I'm in!!!

Cakelaw said...

Yes, so true. I did mine the day before and they did go a little soggy.

Cakelaw said...

Great idea!

Cakelaw said...

Of course I remember you Kayte! So lovely to have you drop by.

Diane Zwang said...

Plum jam sounds delicious. Glad these were easy to make, that is always a plus.