Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies from the Simply Scratch cookbook are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! You'll want to make extra as they will be gone before you know it!

    I am majorly procrastinating this year with Christmas shopping. I’m usually done by Thanksgiving but this year I have checked zero off my list. I know, I’m running out of time. I can’t believe Christmas is in 11 days. What in the world?! My biggest problem this year is what to gift everyone besides my cookbook? ;) I can’t just cop out and give everyone cookbooks. I feel like every year it gets harder to come up with practical gifts for family. Everyone is grown, making money, and can buy their own things.

    Personally, I feel the most practical gift of all is a VISA gift card or an Amazon gift card. Right? I mean, how do you feel about gift cards? I feel like there is no grey area for gift cards. You’re either in the love it camp or the hate it camp. I’m forever and always in the love it camp!

    Salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies from the Simply Scratch cookbook are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! You'll want to make extra as they will be gone before you know it!

    If you have any kind of sweet tooth and love the salty/sweet combo, these salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies are going to be your new best friends. Going to a cookie exchange soon? Why not stand out from the crowd and make an unexpected cookie flavor? I mean, I’m sure there will be 10 other peppermint chocolate cookies on the table so these salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies will probably be the ones that are eaten first ;) and these cookies are all thanks to my sweet friend, Laurie McNamara!

    If you don’t know her by now, get to know her. Laurie blogs over at Simply Scratch and I’ve known her for years. She was one of the first bloggers I stumbled upon when I first started blogging. I loved her photography and her step-by-step photos for her recipes. I loved how everything she made was from scratch and how unique the recipes were but most importantly, how easy they were for any weeknight meal. She recently came out with her own self-titled cookbook, Simply Scratch: 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy. In this book, you will find a little of everything. From basics (like how to stock your pantry with the basics to make things from scratch) to breakfast & brunch, to soups, salads, and sandwiches, to side dishes, to main entrees, and finally, dessert! I love all the sauces and dressings and dressinades (yes! love that word) that she shows you how to make from scratch and incorporate into the recipes.

    Simply Scratch: 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy by Laurie McNamara

    One of the most impressive things about this book is that in her main entree section, she did the work for you by telling you at the end of each recipe which side dish she has paired her main entree with. Um, I love when someone does the work for me!

    Go pick up your copy today!!

    Salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies from the Simply Scratch cookbook are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! You'll want to make extra as they will be gone before you know it!

    I made these salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies in the midst of a random heat wave through DC (in the middle of December) and I had a tub of TJ’s coffee bean ice cream (omg seriously the best) so what better way than to pair these cookies with ice cream?! Yup, it was the perfect marriage of my three favorite things. Cookies, dark chocolate, and coffee. PERFECTION.

    Salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies from the Simply Scratch cookbook are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! You'll want to make extra as they will be gone before you know it!

    Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Salted pistachio dark chocolate chunk cookies from the Simply Scratch cookbook are the perfect combination of sweet and salty!
    Prep Time: 20 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3
    Calories: 111kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 stick
    • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
    • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
    • 1 tablespoon flakey sea salt, or more to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and both sugars for 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the vanilla and blend until combined.
    • With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. Add the chopped dark chocolate and pistachios to the batter. Mix on low until combined.
    • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle them with a small pinch of sea salt.
    • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. Let the cookies cool slightly, 2-3 minutes, before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
    Calories 111 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 5g8%
    Carbohydrates 16g5%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 2g4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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  • Laurie McNamara says:

    Thank you so much my friend! I know you’ve been crazy busy, so it means a lot that you took the time to make a recipe and blog about it! I love love love that you sandwiched them together with coffee ice cream! Brilliant! I’m totally doing that asap! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart! XoXo!

    • Julie says:

      You’re so welcome, friend! I love your book and we have already picked out a bunch to make soon! xoxo

  • Jenny Flake says:

    I think I need a dozen of these today!! Mmmm!!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I love Laurie’s cookbook! So making these cookies!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Awww!!! I LOVE Christmas shopping for presents! Especially now that we can do it on-line- it’s so much easier. Also- these cookies look awesome!

  • odessa | odessa darling says:

    Oof, these look SO good. Love the sweet and salty combo. Can’t wait try these. Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

  • Maria says:

    I’ll take a plateful please!

  • Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says:

    I have definitely been way behind way behind in Christmas shopping, too! LOVE these cookies, they look irresistible, especially with some ice cream in between!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Send me a batch of these yummy cookies! :)

  • Haley @ Hi-Line Healthy says:

    I love Laurie’s cookbook! Must make these cookies soon!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Oh these cookies!!! Need some now!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    I’ve always loved chocolate and pistachio together and these cookies look baked absolutely perfectly!

  • Beverley says:

    Julie these cookies are a delight to make and eat! xoxo

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    You know, I was about to dive through my computer screen when I saw the one sandwiched around ice cream… until I realized it was coffee ice cream, bleh. Obviously I can substitute it with another kind and these cookies sound fabulous regardless of what is stuffed between them!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    These look like cookie perfection!

  • Rupali says:

    Dear,
    Can you give an option of eggless recipes? I am vegetarian and can not try out these super lovely looking cookies.

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