Thursday, May 8, 2014

salty dark chocolate & pistachio cookies


Those cookies up there? New favorite, hands down.

It's hard to beat a good, classic chocolate chip cookie. But then you swap out the chocolate chips for chunks of dark chocolate. I'm listening.

Throw in some chopped pistachios for flavor and texture. You know I can't resist pistachios. I will pick every single one out of the mixed nuts can you have at your house, and I won't be sorry.

Then you sprinkle the top with salt and it's game over. Just give me those cookies!

I made these for Sarah Elizabeth at The Self-Trained Chef as part of this month's Leftovers Club. She sent me some red velvet biscotti... um, yes. please.

Now, let's make cookies!



Salty Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Cookies (slightly adapted from Joy the Baker)
yields 2 dozen cookies

you'll need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
1 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
flaky sea salt (like Maldon)

Beat the butter and sugars together in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for 1 minute.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add it to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and pistachios.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Scoop cookie dough (about 2 tablespoons) onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Sprinkle with a flake or two of sea salt.

Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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38 comments:

  1. Yes, let's make cookies. These cookies. Then let's eat 'em.

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  2. I have been on a pistachio-as-snack kick lately so I feel your love of the green nuts. : ) These cookies look so good. I wish I had a jar full right now.

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  3. Have I mentioned that I'm a pistachio addict?! NEED THESE.

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  4. The salty/sweet combo is awesome, especially in cookies. I want to try one of yours!

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  5. Oh man. These cookies. To die for!

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  6. chocolate and pistachiossss - sooo good!

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    1. What could go wrong with those 2 ingredients?!

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  7. Pistachio-green with envy that Sarah-Elizabeth gets these! YUM!

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  8. My goodness I just love these.. Pistachio and dark chocolate sounds dreamy..

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  9. Pinning now! Also, just joined the Leftovers Club! So excited! : )

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    1. Yay! Welcome! And thanks for the pin :)

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  10. OooooMG!! This look sooooooo good! This is my kinda cookie, I heart pistachios!

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  11. Salty and sweet- these might be my new favorite too!

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  12. I have been obsessed with salted chocolate treats lately. These are perfect for satiating my cravings!

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  13. My boyfriend would LOVE if I made these for him. His favorites nuts are pistachios! I happen to enjoy them too ;)

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    1. They are addicting! I'm sure you boyfriend would love these!

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  14. these officially look incredible! great photo!

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  15. Sarah Elizabeth is very lucky. I would love a few of these cookies!

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  16. Love the salty sweet combo for desserts. I'm totally all for these cookies!

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  17. I love chocolate and pistachio together!

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  18. My hubby would LOVE these! He's a huge pistachio fan. Love the photo!

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    1. Your husband would definitely love these, then! Thanks, Ashley!

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