Pepita Christmas Crisps

by Mary
(Columbia, SC)

Pepita Christmas Crisps

Pepita Christmas Crisps

I make these slice and bake cookies every year because they look perfect on a Christmas cookie tray because of the flecks of red and green!

I also make them because they are easy and delicious too!

Pepita Christmas Crisps Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pepitas and mix well. Stir in pepitas and cranberries.

Shape dough into a 2-inch diameter log. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 3 hours or up to one week.

Slice into 1/4-inch slices.

Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown.

Cool on sheet for one minute and then move to wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 dozen Pepitas Christmas Crisp Cookies.

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