1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups shelled pistachios
1 (12-ounce) package white baking chips
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine brown sugar, sugar, butter and shortening in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in pistachios and white baking chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
Pistachios have a mild, delicate flavor. Be sure to use the unsalted variety for baking.