Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies are super interesting, delicious, inherently gluten-free, and the perfect bite for the holiday season. Tall stack of Gluten Free Pistachio Chocolate Chip-Cookies on wooden table surrounded by pistachios in their shellsThese are not your average Pistachio Cookies they do not simply have a handful of pistachio nuts thrown in the dough. Oh no they dont. Pistachio nuts are the dough!

Inspiration for Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I made Pistachio Butter (pictured below) recently, it occurred to me that I could use it the same way I do peanut butter in these delicious cookies. I was so inspired to try it!

I love interesting cookies and this recipe is exactly that. Theyre unexpected and fun.

Jar of pistachio butter with a red ribbonIf you like pistachios you will LOVE these cookies!

Thats a promise!

What are the ingredients in Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies?

These gluten-free pistachio cookies have essentially four ingredients:

  • Pistachio butter While its easy and fun to make your own, you can also purchase it here.
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate chips

Gluten Free Pistachio Chocolate Chip-Cookie batter shaped on parchment-lined baking sheet

Why arent these pistachio cookies green?

Would you have expected them to be green?

I would have, but what I learned when I made pistachio butter is that if you dont peel the entire outer layer of the thin, papery skin off each pistachio, it wont be bright green.

The outer skin, beneath the shell, is typically purplish-brown, so it creates a color somewhere between brown and green.

Enjoy every last crumb of these gluten-free Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Here are a few more recipes for fun, interesting cookies:

Gluten-Free Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies are super interesting cookies. They're incredibly delicious, inherently gluten-free, and the perfect bite for the holiday season.

Please note that the prep time does not include making the pistachio butter, which takes about 10 minutes. (Here's How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter)

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen / serving size: about 2 cookeis

  • 2 cups pistachio butter (click here for How to Make Homemade Pistachio Butter) (-see notes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add the pistachio butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients together until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Fold in the semisweet and white chocolate chips, and then use a 1 1/4-inch cookie scoop or your hands, to form (approximately) 1 1/4-inch balls of dough. Place them on the parchment-covered baking sheet as you go. Theyll spread just the tiniest bit, so its okay if theyre close together.
  4. Bake in the preheated 325F oven just until theyre set, about 9 minutes. If they still look a bit doughy, thats okay theyll firm up a bit more outside of the oven, and slightly under is better than slightly over!

  5. Let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet.

While its easy and fun to make homemade pistachio butter, you can also purchase it here.

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