Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Kim Beaulieu | Cravings of a Lunatic

Pistachio chocolate chip cookies are a brilliant snack with a cup of coffee. You'll love this divine combination.

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Hello to all you Chocolate Fanatics out there. I am so happy to have a place I get to share my love for chocolate. Swinging by Food Fanatic to share my chocolate treats each month is so much fun.

I don't know about you but I keep my pantry well stocked with chocolate in all varieties. Every time I'm out shopping I always pick up something chocolate-y to add to my collection of baking supplies.

Shopping in the States is always a huge treat. I happen to live in a small town in Canada where the chocolate and baking supplies are somewhat lacking. I call our area a "culinary black hole". It's hard to find so many things here.

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I jump at every chance I get to hop on over to the States to grocery shop. We live about 20 minutes from the Michigan border, so it's pretty easy to get over there on a semi-regular basis. I love hitting places Meijers and Target.

The selection of chocolate baking supplies is vastly superior over in the States. At least compared to where I live. I usually end up buying way too much. It's like a sickness. I start tossing stuff in the cart at rapid speed. I really can't help myself.

My family says something weird happens to me over there. I get in the baking aisle and I become positively giddy. About halfway down the aisle my eyes start to get really big. I get really overwhelmed by all the choices and at some point will start to hyperventilate. The family will try to calm me down but it's pointless.

At this point the excitement gets to be too much and I generally start to skip through the aisle or burst into song. That's the point where my family walks away and pretends they don't know me.

When we meet back up at the checkout my hubs will survey the cart. He'll get this look of disapproval on his face. He will try to reason with me to put some of it back. But I never listen.

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I mean, who knows when we'll make it back over the border again? So you have to stock up. It's just the responsible thing to do. At any time in the near future a zombie apocalypse of epic proportions could (and likely will) break out and I may never get to buy chocolate again. I mean how will I bake all those chocolate cookies for the zombies if I don't stock up on chocolate? Again, this is just the responsible thing to do.

It's never been proven that zombies like brains. Personally I think they will want chocolate. So this is survival 101. I'm doing this for the good of mankind if you really think about it. I'm saving the earth from zombies. 

See this is the kind of thing that runs through my head while we're in the baking aisle. When my eyes glaze over I'm thinking about how I will save the earth.... with chocolate. It's good to have goals in life. Set the bar high, man. Aim for the top. You're not just making cookies. You are saving the world!

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If you're looking for some more chocolate treats to feed the zombies when they come visit you I would make them my baked fudge. It's super easy to make and sure to impress even the most discerning of zombies. I think they would likely enjoy my chocolate fudge brownie ice creamchocolate peppermint fudge, and chocolate peanut butter skillet cookie  too. Zombies with brain freeze might just be the funnies thing you ever see in your life.

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Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    24 Servings


  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios, shelled and chopped


  1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. In another large mixing bowl combine the softened butter and brown sugar. Cream these together by hand, or with a mixer, until combined and smooth. 
  4. Add the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix again until well combined. 
  5. Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix until combined thoroughly. 
  6. Add the chocolate chips and pistachios, mix with a wooden spoon briefly, just enough to mix them in enough to have some in each bite. You can increase the amount of pistachios if you want more crunch. 
  7. Spoon onto cookie sheets, spacing evenly. You can make small cookies or large cookies with this mixture, just be careful to adjust cooking time depending on the size of cookie you desire. 
  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes for small cookies, 10 to 12 minutes for large cookies. 
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on the pan, for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to let them cool completely. Good luck with that, it's nearly impossible not to eat these suckers while they are hot! 
  10. Serve with a big old chocolate fanatic smile!


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Author: Kim Beaulieu
Recipe Yields: 12 large or 24 small cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 58
Calories 133

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 52mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kim Beaulieu

About Kim

Kim covers everything from desserts to grilling on her two blogs, Cravings of A Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke. At Food Fanatic, however, she's dedicated to all things Chocolate, and we're SO glad!

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