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The combination of cilantro, red peppers and caramelized onion make this one mean burger. The El Hefe Burger lives up to it's name.
5 2
Health Conscious
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Allergens Gluten, Tree Nuts
Cuisine American

Cherry Fennel and Pistachio Holiday Cook

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I have often used this combination in savory dishes (pistachio and fennel crusted rack of lamb with tart cherry sauce. I like the combination of flavors so much I decided to try to make a cookie from them. The green an red elements pair well with the holidays.


  • 1 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (Wholesome Sweeteners organic)
  • 1 TBS almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of 1 lemon (micro planed)
  • 2 TSP Fennel (or to taste)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • ½ TSP salt
  • ¾ cup chopped pistachios
  • ¾ cup dried tart cherries (roughly chopped)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl or on parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy
Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Add almond extract fennel and lemon zest mix until incorporated
Gradually add dry ingredients on low speed until fully incorporated
Add nuts and cherries mix until fully dispersed throughout the dough
Line baking sheets with parchment paper
Drop table spoon sized cookies on the parchment paper (I use a 1” scoop for this)
Bake 10 -12 minutes




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