Chocolate Pistachio Heart Cookies


Vary the shape of these chocolate-dipped cookies depending on the season.

Chocolate Pistachio Heart Cookies
Photo: Judd Pilossof
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
54 mins
48 cookies


  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pistachio nuts

  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • ½ cup ground pistachio nuts


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the butter and brown sugar. Heat and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool mixture 15 minutes. Stir in beaten egg, flour, and cocoa powder until combined. Stir in the 3/4 cup pistachio nuts. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch heart-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  4. In a small heavy saucepan heat and stir chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate mixture; roll edges of cookie in ground pistachio nuts. Makes about 48 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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