Pistachio Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Pistachio Cookies are sure to become a favorite! The subtle green color makes them perfect for St. Patricks Day, Easter, Christmas or any day. These deliciously soft pudding cookies are buttery and salty with dark chocolate chips that pair perfectly with pistachios. I bet you can’t eat just one!
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Have you ever added pudding mix to your cookies? If you haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing. If you like soft cookies and pistachios, you’re going to love these pistachio cookies! The pudding not only makes the cookies super moist and have such a great flavor, but it keeps them soft until the last cookie is gone!
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We always have a bag of pistachios in the snack cabinet and spumoni ice cream has always been a favorite – I’ve been known to go out for Italian for dinner just so I can have spumoni ice cream for dessert 😉 I’m not sure why I’ve never used pistachios in a recipe like; Pistachio Smoothie, Creamy Cranberry Pistachio Fudge or No Bake Pistachio Ice Box Cake.
Being big fans of pistachios, I knew we’d like pistachio cookies.
The addition of dark chocolate chips and a sprinkled of sea salt….makes them hard to resist.
Let me share a little tip about the pistachios. You can, of course, buy them in the shell and shell them yourself, but that’s going to take a while. Do yourself a favor and splurge on the no shell pistachios (I found a small 6 ounce bag at the grocery store for about $6). Then use a nut chopper to chop them in no time. If you don’t have a nut chopper, you’ll need a good sharp knife to chop them.
You can certainly opt to leave the pistachios out of the cookies, as the pistachio pudding will give them flavor, but the added crunch and flavor of the nuts is worth it!
The soft pistachio pudding cookie with dark chocolate chips sprinkled with sea salt is the perfect combination. These would be so fun to give out on St. Patricks Day, on an Easter dessert table or even just as a treat after school.
This recipe makes about 30 cookies. Be warned though, you may want to make a double batch because they’ll disappear quickly.
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Pistachio Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
A soft pudding cookie that is sure to become a family favorite!
- 1⅔ cups all purpose flour
- 1 (3.4 ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped pistachios
- sea salt
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- Cream sugars and butter together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat until well blended.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and mix on low just until combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips and pistachios. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Roll cookie dough into 1½-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. (dough will be dry, press together to form ball). Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or just until they are set. Remove from oven if you see any brown on the edges.
- Cool on baking sheet for several minutes before moving to a wire rack.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
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These look ridiculously delicious!! I love the color, too! Definitely trying these out for out next get together with family and friends 🙂
hadn’t thought to use pudding mix in cookies, even though i’ve added it to cake! love that you added chopped pistachios too for even more nuttiness (:
These look amazing! I’m definitely going to try them 🙂 Maybe even throw in some dried cranberries. Thanks for the recipe!
I rarely eat cookies (let alone make them) but I saw this recipe and was intrigued. I made a batch this evening and WOW–they did not disappoint! I love the sweet and salt combo! Great recipe! This one’s a keeper!
My boyfriend loves pistachios and dark chocolate so I knew this cookie would be perfect. I measured everything out exactly. I even used a scale to measure out the dry ingredients. My dough was extremely dry and crumbly and they did not spread at all. I got scared so I left them in the oven for longer. Then I tried a batch at a higher temperature. Then I tried the batch at the correct time. Basically I got a ball rather than a cookie. He still ate a bunch and said they were good but I don’t no why they didn’t spread. 🙁 I feel like there wasn’t enough butter or egg to moisten the dough. Do you have any recommendations?
just added it to the recipe card