Naturally Red & Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

Naturally Red And Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

These festive red and green Christmas shortbread cookies are naturally colored with beets and pistachios.

The pistachio- and beet-colored cookies are the last project of my Advent Calendar 2017. Merry Christmas to you!

Red And Green Cookies (No Artificial Food Coloring Added)


Ingredients (for 40 cookies)
Naturally Green Pistachio-Colored Dough:
  • 275g flour
  • 125g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 120g ground unsalted pistachios
  • pinch of salt
Naturally Red Beet-Colored Dough:


Pistachio And Beet Colored Cookies

Combine all ingredients for the pistachio dough in a large bowl. Combine all ingredients for the beet-colored dough in a separate bowl. Put the doughs into the fridge to chill.

Red And Green Cookies Naturally Colored With Pistachios And Beetroot

Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C). On a lightly floured surface roll out the doughs to 1/8-inch (1/4cm) thickness and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.

Pink And Green Cookies With Homemade Natural Food Coloring

You can fill the naturally colored cookies with jam if you want. I used blueberry jam to fill the cookies.

Red Green Christmas Cookies

26 thoughts on “Naturally Red & Green Christmas Cookies (No Food Coloring Added)

  1. How fun! I’ve been wanting to try more natural food coloring and these are definitely perfect for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  2. What an interserting and healthy way for food coloring, especially when you have young children like me. thx for sharing.
    Visiting from Remodelaholic

  3. These are darling and look yummy too! Love how you created the natural dyes. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Hi Lina,
    These cookies look scrumptious and the fact that they are naturally colored makes them amazing! Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!Happy 2018!

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