Chocolate Pistachio Cookies
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Serves: 10
  • 250g chocolate
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 70g strong plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • About 200g pistachios, chopped
  1. Grease or line two large flat cookie sheets and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together - I prefer to do it on a saucepan on a low heat on the hob, or you can use the microwave too. Stir as it's melting to make sure nothing burns.
  3. While the butter choc mixture melts, combine the 2 eggs with the sugar in a large bowl, and whisk! Whisk whisk whisk - for at least a few minutes, until they're fluffy and thick (or use a stand mixer!).
  4. Remove the butter chocolate mix from the heat and set aside to cool a little.
  5. Fold the melted chocolate mixture and the egg sugar mixture together carefully (don't beat it) and add the dry ingredients - flour, salt, and baking powder, on top. Stir to combine everything.
  6. Pop into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill. At this point, preheat your oven to 200C/180fan/gas 6.
  7. After ten or so minutes, remove the cookie dough from the fridge and use a tbsp to scoop small clementine sized balls of dough from the bowl. Roll into a rough sphere, then roll each one in chopped pistachios. Place onto your baking tray and push down gently.
  8. Bake for no more than 10 minutes - even if they don't look solid, they will harden up as they cool. Store in an airtight tin.
Recipe by Kerry Cooks at