Wednesday, December 5, 2012

White chocolate pistachio cookies

I made these white chocolate pistachio cookies the other day, and they were unbelievable! They are similar to white chocolate macadamia cookies, but the pistachios add a bit more flavor and color. 

I bought a big back of shelled pistachios at Costco, and thought this recipe was the perfect opportunity to really let these sweet green nuts have their moment in the spotlight. 


  • 1/2 cup unsalted room temp. butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pistachios (raw, unsalted)
  • 1 1/4 cups of white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cream the butter and sugars together on high speed for three minutes.
  2. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat for 3 minutes, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and rolled oats. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture slowly, being sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice to ensure even mixing.
  4. Fold in the pistachios and white chocolate chips. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined (or greased) cookie sheets, add an extra pistachio or two on top of each bit of dough for decoration if desired.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to set up on the cookie sheets before moving to a baking rack to cool completely.


  1. Found you through the blog hop! These cookies look amazing. Pistachios are waaaay better than macadamias in my book, I'll be sure to give these a try!

  2. Oh my goodness! I will have to make these, my Grandboy loves pistachios!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi~ I'm here from the blog hop! Nice to meet you! I am following you through GFC under Sarah Kil :)


  4. Oh my these look amazing! And sound easy to make I must try this!

    So glad you where on the Aloha fun, hope to see more fun and delicious posts from you ^^


  5. These look delicious! My husband would love these! I am your newest follower, saw you over at Local Sugar Hawaii. Would love if you would come by for a visit sometime.


  6. These cookies look yummy! I am a new Follower from An Aloha Affair. Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.
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