White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

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    Soft, thick and chewy White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies. The flavors are very festive and that’s what makes them my favorite right now!

    White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

    Clearly I can’t get enough of pistachio these days. Of course I like them and they are one of my favorite nuts but I also think they are very festive and that’s why I am on pistachio overdrive these days. They were great in these salted caramel pistachio sticky buns and they are equally awesome in these White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies.

    This is the only 2 cookie recipe that I made this year. Of course I had plans to make many more but well life came in between. So here I am with my last cookie recipe of this season. These White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies are soft and chewy and festive and perfect for the cookie season.

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    Do you guys like white chocolate? Honestly I have never been a fan. When I was little, I used to love milk chocolate but then as I grew up, dark chocolate became my favorite and it’s still the same. Dark chocolate is my absolute favorite and nothing can replace it. I think people who really love the flavor of chocolate will always relish dark chocolate more than any other chocolate, isn’t it? So there’s dark, then milk and then white. Yes that’s my order of preference when it comes to chocolates. But my order of preference is not the point here, the point is these thick white chocolate chip pistachio cookies. For these cookies, I would even like the white chocolate!

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    The cookies have the usual ingredient needed for a soft cookie – cornstarch and brown sugar! Cornstarch acts as a tenderizing agent and prevents gluten formation and brown sugar adds moisture and also lot of flavors! These ingredients are the key to soft cookies and I highly recommend them. One thing that I have noticed in the US is that everyone loves a soft cookies and if that’s what you love too then you would love these white chocolate chip pistachio cookies.
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    Chilling the dough is mandatory. I recommend chilling for at least 2 hours and if you have time chill overnight. Actually I prefer overnight since the cookies which are chilled overnight don’t spread much and you get these really nice thick and chewy cookies. Also isn’t it super convenient to make the dough a day before and then bake in the morning. Yes makes so much more sense!

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    I roasted the pistachios a little before adding them, you may add them as such. Also if you aren’t a pistachio fan, you can try macadamia nuts. White chocolate chip and macadamia is such a classic combination and you can hardly go wrong with it. There’s still time to bake cookies and if you are still deciding on what to bake for your friends and family, try these white chocolate chip pistachio cookies! You can’t go wrong with such wonderful flavors!

     

    Method

    Pre heat oven to 350 F degrees. Toast the pistachios at 350 for 3-4 minutes and then roughly chop them. Set aside.
    In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

    Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer cream butter with both the sugars till creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix till combined.

    Add the flour and mix till combined.

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    Fold in pistachios and white chocolate chips.

    The dough will come together on it’s own (if it doesn’t use your hands to form a dough). Cover and  chill for a minimum of 2 hours or preferably overnight.

    Once the dough is chilled, make small balls out of it. I used 2 oz of dough per cookie and place them few inches apart on a baking tray.

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    Bake the cookies at 350 F degrees for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let them stay on the baking sheet for 5 more minutes , then transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy these white chocolate chip pistachio cookies with a glass of milk!

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    * Replace pistachios with macadamia nuts if you don’t like pistachios.

    * Chill the dough for a minimum of 2 hours, I don’t recommend baking these without chilling the dough.

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    Serves: 18 cookies

    Soft & chewy White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies! Enjoy them with a glass of milk!
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature [1.5 sticks]
    • ¾ cup light brown sugar
    • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
    • ½ cup roughly chopped pistachios, toasted.
    Instructions
    1. Pre heat oven to 350 F degrees. Toast the pistachios at 350 for 3-4 minutes and then roughly chop them. Set aside.
    2. In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
    3. Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer cream butter with both the sugars till creamy.
    4. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix till combined.
    5. Add the flour and mix till combined.
    6. Fold in pistachios and white chocolate chips.
    7. The dough will come together on it's own (if it doesn't use your hands to form a dough). Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours or preferably overnight.
    8. Once the dough is chilled, make small balls out of it. I used 2 oz of dough per cookie and place them few inches apart on a baking tray.
    9. Bake the cookies at 350 F degrees for 10-11 minutes.
    10. Remove from oven and let them stay on the baking sheet for 5 more minutes , then transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely.

    White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

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    9 thoughts on “White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

    1. You know, white chocolate is totally under-appreciated! And I’m just as guilty about this…I usually just reach for the milk or semi-sweet chocolate instead. But I’m loving these cookies. A good soft and chewy cookie is almost impossible to beat…and these sound perfect for the holidays. Thanks, Manali! 🙂

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