Recipes and Cooking Chocolate Pistachio Heart Cookies 3.5 (2) 1 Review Vary the shape of these chocolate-dipped cookies depending on the season. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Judd Pilossof Prep Time: 45 mins Bake Time: 9 mins Total Time: 54 mins Yield: 48 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅔ 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 Directions 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. 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. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 105 Calories 7g Fat 9g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.