These chocolate chip and pistachio cookies are easy to make and taste amazing. They are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios for the perfect bite every time!
If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably figured out I'm a bit of a pistachio nut. Pun intended!
I love those little green nuts. I've been munching on them for longer than I care admit. I've eaten more of them than any one person should ever admit to.
My first crack at noshing on pistachios came when I was in grade school. A new girl moved onto our street, she was the same age as me. We became fast friends.
One day while we were lounging around watching Felix the Cat after school her mom asked if we wanted some snacks. She then put a huge bowl of red pistachios on the table.
OMG!!! My whole world changed that day. The sun shone a little brighter, the world seemed a little happier, I heard harp music play as I took my first bite of those red, salty pistachios.
Too far? Okay, so maybe the harp music was a stretch but the rest is all true. I had never tried, or even heard of pistachios until that day. My 'rents were cheap-skates so we ate chips, not pricey nuts.
From that moment on my fingers were permanently stained red. I could not hide my new addiction. I would try to make up excuses why my fingers were red but finger painting is not a believable story as you move through your tween years.
Then one day I finally discovered you could get pistachios without the red dye. Colour me happy, and no longer red. I was the happiest little nut in the world that day. No more stories about finger painting. Yeah!
As the years pass my fascination with pistachio nuts continues. Any chance I get to pop them in a recipe I'm going to take it. I make sure the opportunity comes up often.
I usually opt for cracking them myself for recipes. I know you can buy them shelled but where is the fun in that. This way I can do the whole "one for the recipe, two for me" routine as I shell them. Quality control right. It's a thing.
You can also see these over at Food Fanatic. I share this Pistachio Chocolate Chip Recipe with them. I'm a monthly contributor there. I am their Chocolate Fanatic. You can peruse all my chocolate recipes while your visit.
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- Cherry and Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecakes
- Marble Bark with Pistachios and Fleur de Sel
- Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
- Chocolate Crunch Bites
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Emily @ Life on Food
These cookies are fantastic. I love pistachios too. Normally they don't find themselves in baked good because I eat them all before.
Ha, me too. I have to buy extra and people hide them for me. It's the only way to guarantee I won't eat them all. lol
I kind of miss that red dye...
I know right. It was so awesome.
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines
Sophie would adore these cookies. She's a huge pistachio fan as well and we both know how much she loves her chocolate! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Christiane. I'm like Sophie, I love my pistachios and my chocolate. I can't wait till life settles down here. I miss visiting your blog. It's been crazy town since the holidays.
Great cookie recipe!
Pistachios are THE best nut, I love them too! Probably only good chestnuts can compare, especially when roasted over a fire...
Thanks so much. I concur. Love all nuts but pistachios just make me happy. Love the smell of roasted chestnuts though. Something so comforting about that smell.
I think I would hear harps playing if I ate some of these too. 🙂
Right. Who wouldn't? *giggles*
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
That's a beautiful story-pistachios are so meaningful 😛
and omg I forgot about Felix the Cat!
and omg these cookies look so yummy and nutty and I love the texture!
Thanks Kayle. I just love me some pistachios. Any excuse to use them I'm going to jump on it.
Felix rules the world. So does Kimba.
What temperature fo you bake Pistacho Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe? I just printed recipe and it doesn’t show temperature.
Hi Anita. 350 degrees F. Hope you love them.