I do love the christmas season even if we don't celebrate it. But Haifa is known for its co-existance, something that is quite rare here in the middle east. But Haifa is different we have jews, christians and muslims (even bahai) all living in harmony. We live together, learn from one another and enjoy this special friendship.
These cookies are made with raisins but, I decided to take them a step further and made them with dried strawberries (I think cranberrys will work great too).
The recipe came originally from a friend but I know I have spotted the recipe online, I just don't remember where).
Pistachio Dried Strawberry Icebox Cookies
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
150 grams butter at room temp
1/4 cup + 2 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup raw shelled pistachios
1/3 cup chopped dried strawberries (or cranberries)
1/4 cup brown sugar