Pistachio Chocolate Drops

Pistachio Chocolate Drops

Light green pistachio nuts and dark red dried cranberries make these chocolate drop cookies into holiday specials.

30 min. prep time
5 dozen cookies
151 Rating



1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pistachio nuts, toasted, chopped
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add melted chocolate, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Stir in pistachio nuts and cranberries by hand.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice in small bowl for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Recipe Tip

Toasting increases the flavor of nuts and it’s easy to do. Just spread the nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake at 350°F. for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nuts are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11861©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I bake several different types of cookies for my Christmas cookie buffet, and these disappear quickly. I have baked these for the last three years and they are now one of the top requested! I drizzled them with melted white chocolate instead of a sugar glaze

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