Friday, August 17, 2012
I made Pistachio Cookies today and they were so unbelievably delicious that I was compelled to come straight to the computer to share the glorious details with you.
In our house, Fridays are the one treat day of the week, so I like to try different treat recipes for the family. As I've mentioned previously, my Husband ADORES Pistachios. So, I thought this week's treat would be loaded with Pistachios for my hard working Hubby. Last time I made him Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Fudge, this time I was aiming for a treat a LOT less sugar and chocolate loaded.
So, I went on the hunt for Pistachio Recipes and found Pistachio Refrigerator Cookies and since all the ingredients were on hand I went straight to it and whipped up a batch. Once the cookie dough was set, (pictured above in the opening image) I used a couple of cookie cutters to cut the Pistachio Cookie Dough into star and plane shaped cookies.
On presenting the plate to the boys, it was like a whirlwind of hands and mere seconds later the plate was completely empty! I used half the dough for the pictured plate and very quickly cut the second half of the dough into shapes. I managed to sneak a couple of Pistachio Cookie Stars and wow - these cookies are amazing - rich and sweet and savory all in one little cookie.
I cannot take any credit whatsoever for recipe, they were adapted from Pistachio Refrigerator Cookies by Natalia. I simply halved the recipe and omitted a couple of ingredients, based on what I had to hand. Thankfully I already had some cashews in the fridge which I'd soaked and dried out previously and pistachios only need a couple of hours soaking until you're good to go! You can read more about soaking nuts and seeds here.
Not only are these cookies delicious, they are also vegan, grain free, gluten free and dairy free too!
Adapted from Natalia - Pistachio Refrigerator Cookies
1/2 Cup Pistachios (soaked and dehydrated)
1/4 Cup Cashews (soaked and dehydrated)
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and process until a cookie dough is formed.
2. Remove from the food processor onto a plate and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.
3. Once set and hardened cut the dough into cookies using your favorite shapes. I made stars and planes for the boys! (including my Husband!)
More Yummy Cookies:
Quinoa, Oat & Coconut Cookies
Red Quinoa & Choc Chip Cookies
Walnut & Cranberry Cookies
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