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White Chocolate Pistachio Crunch Cookies

by on March 9, 2009 · 14 comments

Today’s cookie matches my mood — nutty.

This is an an old recipe which I dusted off and revised. Note the detail? And I’ve added metric! If you notice any glaring errors, please let me know since I’m not a pro but rather a batty housewife posting recipes in her spare time. And I’m going to try to use that spare time to add metric to ALL recipes here. Or at least the ones that are worthy — the plan is to start with the best and go from there so if a cookie has metric with it, you’ll know it’s a favorite.

But back to this cookie, the recent addition was white chocolate, but you’ll still have an excellent cookie if you leave it out. For the pistachios, I used salted kernels because I liked the salty pistachios with the sweet coconut, but unsalted pistachios will work too.

pistachio white chocolate cookies

White Chocolate Pistachio Crunch Cookies

1/2 cup roasted, salted pistachio kernels (56 grams)
3/4 cups oats (75 grams)
3/4 cups corn flakes (22 grams)
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut (42 grams)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour or white whole wheat (220 grams)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (7 ml)
1/2 teaspoon salt (2 ml)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature (114 grams)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (110 grams)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (95 grams)
2 tablespoons lightly beaten egg (30 ml)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (10 ml)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (120 mil)
3 oz good quality white chocolate, very finely chopped (84 grams)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C)

2. Combine pistachios and oats in food processor and process until pistachios are ground and mixture looks coarse. Add corn flakes and coconut and pulse processor about 20 times or until mixture is fairly uniform but there are still some flecks of corn flakes. Set aside.

3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside

4. Beat butter and both sugars using high speed of an electric mixer just until creamy; add egg and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds, then beat in oil. Add flour mixture and stir by hand until it is almost mixed in; add pistachio/corn flake mixture and white chocolate and stir until mixture is fully blended.

5. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop up tablespoons of dough and roll into 1 inch (25 grams each) balls. Press the balls lightly to make ½ inch thick rounds and place on parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

6. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool completely on a wire rack.

MAKES 36 to 38

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Published on March 9, 2009

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

snookydoodle March 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm

oh these look so delicious. I love chocoalte and nuts :)

VeggieGirl March 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Looove nutty cookies!!

Fat Fudge March 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Excellent idea to measure by weight! It’s so much easier to just put your mixing bowl on a scale and dump in the ingredients. Saves washing measuring cups!

claire March 9, 2009 at 1:21 pm

these cookies sound fantastic! so are they true to their name- super crunchy? or does the ‘crunch’ part just refer to the pistachios? :) March 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Would love to try pistachios in a cookie. I use them more in salads with pistachio oil–savory, not sweet. Thank you!

Katrina March 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I have it on good word that these are quite good! ;)
Crunchy/crisp with a bit of chewiness. Lots of yummy flavors.

Shannon March 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Hi Anna,

Just wondering what happened to your top 10 category and posts? I enjoyed going to that category to look for “go-to” recipes.

Anna March 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I’m re-modeling and re-organizing. Not sure how I’m going to handle it.

Lorelei March 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I bet these have a unique taste to them!

Elyse March 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Oh, these sound fabulous! I love the idea of a salty pistachio with sweet coconut and white chocolate. And the texture sounds just fabulous as well! Can’t wait to try these. Moving them to my “to bake” list!

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) March 9, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Funny, I just made pistachio ice cream. I’m not sure I’ve had them in a cookie before…

Annie March 10, 2009 at 5:34 am

Thanks for adding metric for those of us that are overseas!!

Patricia Scarpin March 10, 2009 at 6:57 am

Anna, I love white chocolate and pistachios… But haven’t tried them together yet. Great idea!

Cindy H March 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

Oh, this looks wonderful. The killer words for me were ‘Crunch Cookie’. I’m definitely going to have to bake these! That salt and sweet is a great combo! Thanks!
Cindy H
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