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Pistachio, Chocolate and Espresso Cookies

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Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Hi guys!! I am in New York sitting in a cushy hotel bed like a stuffed pig. I just chowed down at a French Bistro called Balthazar. As I was sucking some crab legs dry, Pete and my sister Natalie were looking at me like “really?” “do you think maybe you are done now?” Someone pretty much had to bring me a beach towel to clean up after myself. How embarrassing. I was just really, really hungry.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Not that it stopped me because I went on to eat a frisee lardon salad and half Petes cheeseburger and fries. Then I ordered an apple torte. Good thing I packed spanx.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

We arrived today and it will be crazy busy for the rest of the week. I am going to do a segment on The Better Show tomorrow very early about Ultimate Party Platters! And I cannot wait to share a ton of tricks and tips on that show. Then tomorrow I am doing the Heritage Radio Show “Hot Grease” and a super fun event at Posman’s in Chelsea Market. I hope if you are a New Yorker that I will see you there!! I am also doing an event at Gracious Home (near Time Warner)on Tuesday evening.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

OK, so enough chatter and on to these cookies. These are phenomenol. Believe it or not Pia inspired them. She LOVES the taste of Coffee and she begs for it so often, and so I compromise and give her “coffee milk” (milk with a tablespoon of coffee floating on top). But sometimes she like to sneak a couple of my secret stash of chocolate covered espresso beans. And she happened to be rooting around for them as I was making cookies a few weeks ago. When I went to help her, I knocked out of the pantry a package of raw pistachios- that inspired these. And thank goodness for it!

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare sheet pans with silpats or parchment.

In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar.
Add in the egg and the vanilla and cream until fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the dough and combine well.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Add the pistachios and the espresso beans and combine.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Scoop by the rounded tablespoon onto the sheet pans and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool and serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Chocolate, Espresso and Pistachio Cookies

Recipe: Pistachio, Chocolate and Espresso Cookies

Ingredients

  • -½ cup butter
  • -¾ cup sugar
  • -1 egg
  • -1 teaspoon vanilla
  • -1 ¼ cups flour
  • -1 teaspoon corn starch
  • -1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • -1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • -½ cup pistachio
  • -½ cup chocolate covered espresso beans

Instructions

  1. -Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare sheet pans with silpats or parchment.
  2. -In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar.
  3. -Add in the egg and the vanilla and cream until fluffy.
  4. -In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the dough and combine well.
  5. -Add the pistachios and the espresso beans and combine.
  6. -Scoop by the rounded tablespoon onto the sheet pans and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool and serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

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21 Comments

  1. nettie moore says:

    Wow! I can’t believe it, it’s like you read my mind, I made cookies so similar to these yesterday but my dang son ate all but 1, have to go find that cookie!! Nettie <3

  2. Tieghan says:

    New york! How exciting! Sounds like you are eating well and having a blast!!

    These cookies look and sound amazing! pistachios in cookies sound incredible!

  3. Ellie says:

    I just so happen to have all these ingredients in my pantry. Sooo making these soon! By the way, Balthazar is amazeballs!

  4. Julia says:

    These flavors are fantastic together, they really do look phenomenal.

  5. What a fabulous recipe!! Love the pistachios in there :)

  6. Those cookies look good! I really like the touch of green from the pistachios!

  7. Michelle says:

    First of all, I would NEVER have thought of putting pistachios (LOVE) and chocolate-covered espresso beans (LOVE) in a cookie — must must must try! Secondly — what does the cornstarch do? Give them that crusty, shiny exterior? Because this looks like a basic “Toll House”-style recipe (halved), otherwise. Third, are we SUPPOSED to bring cookies to the signing on Wednesday :)

    • I just use my basic recipe and then added that cornstarch to give them a slightly light and crispy texture- not quite so chewy (not that I don’t love chewy!) Just for soemthing different in the texture. They did also get a nice shininess to the top. Um, I would LOVE it!!! I don’t have access to a kitchen there or I would be bringing you all food!

  8. Maria says:

    Seriously?? I want them all!

  9. What great flavours!

  10. naomi says:

    WANT – ALOT and ALOT of them.

  11. What a delicious combination of flavors!

  12. Gaby says:

    I want these as a late lunch pick me up!!

  13. Enjoy the Big Apple!! Sounds like a total blast. =)

  14. marla says:

    Love that bright green from the pistachios!

  15. Welcome to my city, gorgeous! These cookies look incredible! Love pistachios, chocolate, and espresso, in oh… everything!

  16. Seriously this is a dream combo for a cookie! And I bet the flavors all blend together perfectly. Gorgeous photos!

  17. what a great combo for a delicious looking cookie!! great meeting you tonight, love!! you’re gorgeous!! xoxo

  18. Love this combo! Seems so Italian… I hardly bake but you’ve inspired me to give these a whirl.

  19. Kim says:

    These are an absolute dream come true! I loved every scrumptious bite :-)