Pistachio Cookies

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These Pistachio Cookies are soft, chewy, and absolutely luscious.  Perfect with breakfast, afternoon coffee or tea, or even a snack, they get a beautiful green color from the ground pistachios in the batter.  These cookies will be the center of attention at any party and a perfect crowd feeder.

I’m a sucker when it comes to pistachio anything.  If you have followed my blog long enough, you  just may have noticed.  And there’s something about the holidays that brings out a little extra pistachio love in me for some reason.  This totally works because these pistachio cookies are so delicious you won’t want to stop at just one!

I love the play on textures this cookie has.  Each one is so soft and chewy yet crunchy from the nuts; each bite is so irresistible.  Combined with a hint of cardamom and almond extract instead of vanilla as the usual flavoring agent, the pistachios shine a little extra.

Tips for the best cookie results:

  • Use raw pistachios for a deeper, greener color.  Toasting the pistachios will bring out a deeper flavor but will lighten the color of the cookies.
  • I used shelled pistachios to save me some time.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt right before baking onto each cookie dough ball for a little extra.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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