Pistachio Chocolate Drops

Pistachio Chocolate Drops
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Light green pistachio nuts and dark red dried cranberries make these chocolate drop cookies into holiday specials.
30 min
Prep Time
1:45
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 cup
pistachio nuts, toasted, chopped
1 cup
sweetened dried cranberries

Drizzle

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. 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.
  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice in small bowl for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Recipe Tips

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 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nuts are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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