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Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Chocolate and pistachio are a match made in heaven and I love them together in this Chocolate Pistachio Cookies Recipe! These cookies combine the luxurious depth of chocolate with the distinct crunch of pistachios, creating an exquisite snack perfect for any time you crave something sweet and satisfying!

Chocolate pistachio cookies next to bowl of crushed pistachios.

Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Samantha Pickthall
Indulge in these Chocolate Pistachio Cookies, where rich chocolate meets the crunch of pistachios in an easy chocolate cookie recipe!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cookies

  • cups (225g/8 oz.) all-purpose flour, scoop & leveled
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil, soft at room temperature, not melted
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 100 g plain dark chocolate block, melted
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
  • Mix Wet Ingredients: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together soft coconut oil and sugar for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides.
  • Add Egg and Vanilla: Add the egg and vanilla, beat for 20 seconds.
  • Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Add the flour mixture and beat until it begins to form a soft dough, about 30 seconds. It will turn crumbly but continue beating until the dough forms.
  • Form Dough: Using your hands, form the mixture into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Shape Cookies: Pick up 1 tablespoon (30g) of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it on the prepared tray and press down slightly, ensuring a 1-inch gap between each cookie. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake: Bake for 10-11 minutes until cracks have formed on the top and the centres are set.
  • Cool on Tray: Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to Wire Rack: Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Topping

  • Prepare for Dipping: Place another baking tray or a sheet of baking paper underneath the wire rack holding the cookies.
  • Dip in Chocolate: Dip half of each cooled cookie into the melted chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place the cookies back on the wire rack.
  • Add Pistachios: Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle chopped pistachios over the chocolate-coated half of each cookie.
  • Let Set: Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Room Temperature: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week.
 
  • Freezing: For longer storage, you can freeze the baked cookies. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze individually, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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Chocolate Pistachio Cookies Recipe

These chocolate pistachio cookies are not just scrumptious but also simple to whip up.

With basic ingredients like flour, cocoa, coconut oil, and coconut sugar, plus the added crunch of chopped pistachios, these cookies come together effortlessly.

When you’re in need of a quick and delightful chocolate cookie recipe that’s straightforward yet irresistibly tasty, these cookies are perfect. They’re ideal for spontaneous baking sessions or when you need a tasty treat in a pinch!

Chocolate cookie with crushed pistachios.

Can I Substitute Coconut Sugar With Regular Granulated Sugar?

Yes, you can substitute coconut sugar with an equal amount of granulated sugar or packed light brown sugar, though the flavor profile will slightly change.

What Can I Use Instead of Pistachios?

You can use any nut you prefer, such as chopped almonds or pecans, or omit the nuts altogether if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that the coconut oil is soft, not melted and the egg is at room temperature before starting.
  • Uniformity: Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to ensure all your cookies are the same size. This helps them bake evenly and finish at the same time. I have provided the exact measurements in grams and ounces in the recipe card.
  • Avoid Overbaking: Don’t overbake the biscuits. They’re ready when they’re still pale in color with a light tinge of golden around the edges.
Chocolate pistachios dipped in melted chocolate.

Does Chocolate Go With Pistachio?

Yes, chocolate pairs wonderfully with pistachio. The rich, deep flavor of chocolate complements the slightly sweet, nutty taste of pistachios, making them a popular combination in desserts like cakes, cookies, and ice creams.

Dark chocolate, in particular, is excellent with pistachios because its intensity contrasts nicely with the subtle flavor of the nuts. You’ll love these pistachio cookies dipped in the dark chocolate!

How To Store Chocolate Cookies

Room Temperature: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week.

Freezing: For longer storage, you can freeze the baked cookies. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze individually, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

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