Friday, September 11, 2009

White Chocolate & Pistachio Cookies

I can’t even remember the last time I baked cookies, I’m so glad I got the chance to make some finally! I know when Christmas comes around, I’ll be swamped with baking cookies, but that’s (thankfully) still far away. White Chocolate & Pistachios Cookies: I love white chocolate (particularly white chocolate morsels) and pistachios so it was easy for me to like them. I did change the recipe a bit; I used only dark brown sugar because I wanted a hint of butterscotch and I omitted the ground pistachios, 4 ounces of whole pistachios is quite enough in my opinion!

White Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies recipe: Nigella Lawson - How To Be A Domestic Goddess

Ingredients:
- ½ cup soft unsalted butter
- 7 tablespoons sugar (I omitted this and used ½ cup dark brown sugar)
- ½ cup brown sugar (I omitted this and used ½ cup dark brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup ground pistachios (I substituted this for another ½ cup all-purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 ounces whole pistachios
- 4 ounces white chocolate

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven 350°F.
- Cream together the butter and sugars until soft and almost mousse-like. Add the vanilla and the egg, then the flour and baking soda. Don’t worry if the mixture looks almost curdled after you’ve beaten in the egg. When you’ve got a smooth, thick dough, add the nuts and chocolate and mix to combine.
- Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into walnut-sized balls in your hands. Place these, generously spaced, onto the baking sheets, and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes (mine were a bit bigger so they needed 15 minutes), by which time the cookies should be a pale gold, with a darker gold around the edges.
- Leave to set for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


200 grams of pistachios, still in their shells.


The cookie dough, white chocolate morsels and pistachios.


Little dough balls, pre-oven.


Cookie Friday!!! Not really ... but maybe I should try making a day in the week 'Cookie Day'.


They taste savory & salty because of the pistachios, but also incredibly sweet because of the white chocolate. It’s a tasteful combination.

4 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious. Nice combination pistacchios and white chocolate

thereddeer said...

I love white chocolate bits too - they are just too tasty! These cookies look really yummy, a very good flavour combination.

Eliana said...

White chocolate and pistachio are two of my favorite things to eat. These cookies look delicious.

ABowlOfMush said...

I LOVE these cookies!!