Tuesday, September 11, 2012

dark chocolate chip cookies with pistachios


there is something therapeutic about chocolate chip cookies.  they are a comforting dessert that remind me of the warmth of my childhood.  even though i love traditional chocolate chip cookies, i also love to try different variations of them too.

in my opinion, you can never go wrong with dark chocolate.  i especially love these bittersweet chocolate chips.  since the chocolate pieces are so big, they ensure that every bite has just the right amount of dark chocolaty goodness.  the addition of the pistachios to these cookies is perfect too.  they add just the right amount of crunch.


dark chocolate chip cookies with pistachios
adapted from joy the baker
prep time: 10-15 minutes
baking time: 20 minutes
yields: 24 cookies

ingredients:
1 stick salted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup salt-free pistachios, shelled and chopped

directions:
preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.  line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).  add the egg and vanilla, then mix well.  beat in the flour and baking soda until combined.  stir in the chocolate chips and pistachios.  scoop the cookie dough by the tablespoon onto the cookie sheet.  bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

enjoy!
love, laurie

1 comment:

Ma Pa said...

Yummy cookies! They would hit the spot with the coffee I am having right now.