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Seven Baja Arizona Cookies
to Make for the Holidays

Use locally-sourced ingredients to make a
collection of Baja Arizona-inspired cookies.

December 20, 2016

Cookies take on many different sizes, shapes, and colors, but they bring families across the globe together. Whether you’re baking Great Grandma’s secret chocolate chip cookies, those famous Mexican wedding cookies, or beloved German pfeffernuesse, you’re left with a certain joy that only freshly baked cookies can provide. Baja Arizona has its own variety of cookies, brightened with citrus, held together by mesquite and Sonoran white wheat flours, and given a little extra crunch with some local pistachios and pecans. Indulge in the Sonoran Desert’s harvest with this collection of seven Baja Arizona cookies to make for the holidays!

  1. Soft Meyer Lemon Cookies: Soft, tender sugar cookies that are sweetened with local raw honey, brightened with seasonal Meyer lemons, and drizzled with a creamy glaze. Soft Meyer Lemon Cookies
  2. Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies: Simple shortbread cookies are given a little extra pizazz with the addition of local pistachios and fresh lemon zest. These cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea! Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
  3. Chocolate and Double Nut Cookies: Like grandma’s chocolate chip cookies … with the addition of acorn flour and pecans!Chocolate and Double Nut Cookies.
  4. Oatmeal-Mesquite Raisin Cookies: This unique spin on classic oatmeal raisin cookies is the perfect way to try mesquite flour.Mesquite pods.
  5. Meyer Lemon French Macaron Cookies: Adding Meyer lemon to these macarons is the perfect way to make them a little less French and a little more Baja Arizona. Meyer Lemon French Macaron Cookies
  6. Extra Spicy Gingersnap Cookies: Okay, there aren’t any locally-sourced ingredients in these cookies. But they sure do taste great! Extra Spicy Gingersnap Cookies
  7. Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies: Still have a leftover pumpkin or squash from a few months back? We recommend that you sweeten it up with these tender snickerdoodles!Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

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