Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

There's no way that this cookie recipe from Janelle Bloom can miss - I mean it has chocolate and pistachio...together...in the one buttery cookie.

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies© by Haalo

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

250 grams butter, cut into cubes
150 grams brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg, beaten
340 grams plain flour
30 grams cocoa powder
100 grams pistachio kernels, finely chopped

Put the butter and sugar into a small saucepan and place over a low heat. Stir until the butter melts and keep stirring until the mixture is smooth. Take off the heat and add in the vanilla essence. Stir to combine and then allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Sift the flour with the cocoa powder and place into a bowl. Pour in the egg, pistachios and cooled butter mixture and stir until well combined.

Divide the dough into two and form into balls. Wrap each in plastic and place in the fridge to set.

Word of warning - this dough is very soft so you will probably need to roll it between sheets of baking paper and you'll need to work quickly.

Use your favourite cutter to stamp out your cookies. Re-roll the scraps and repeat until all the dough is used. If the dough becomes too soft, just pop it back in the fridge to set again.

Bake the cookies in a preheated 170°C/320°F oven for about 8 minute or until cooked. Do keep a close eye on these as it is a bit tricky to judge when they are ready due to the fact that they are chocolate coloured.

Let them stand 5 minutes on the tray before moving to a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies© by Haalo

I wasn't satisfied just making these trees - I decide to bring out all my assorted tree cutters and whip up a veritable cookie forest!

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies© by Haalo


  1. Dear Haalo

    Looks sooo good couldn't resist sendint to MandA. They are on diets but these just say "*** the diet" CandLe

  2. I am *so* gonna try that recipe this weekend! Thanks for posting!

  3. On. My. List. To. Make! ;-)

    Paz (who also loves the cookie shapes)

  4. Pistachios are my favorites... I can't wait to make these.:D

  5. Ah, this sounds so delicious! There are so many things I want to bake and try, I don't know where to begin! I'll be making oreo truffles and gingerbread cookies soon! I love the presentation of a cookie forest, divine!

  6. These look delicious! I've only ever had pistachios in biscotti, and these I must try soon.

  7. I liked your cookie forest. I can tell you were having fun making that!

  8. Curtis - since they are on diets you have the perfect excuse to eat them all yourself!

    Thanks Elkit - hope you enjoy them!

    I love those cutters too Paz!

    Thanks Cici - everything is better with pistachio

    Thanks MC - there's just not enough time to bake everything we'd like

    Thanks Hayley!

    Thanks Holler - it was fun!

  9. where di u get all those tree cutters????!! ive been looking everywhere

  10. Thanks Cakeitaly.

    Hi Ran - I got most of them from Foose


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