Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies #SundaySupper

Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies packed with tart cherries, crisp pistachios and deep, warm cocoa. Perfect for sharing.

Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies
This week Sunday Supper is sharing our Best Cookie Exchange Recipes!
The perfect party for December is a cookie exchange! Everyone invited makes a batch of cookies to trade at the party. It’s a creative and fun way to spend some time with family and friends and take home some new recipes, too!
For this Sunday Supper event we want you to bring us your best cookie exchange recipes! These are the cookies you would want to share with everyone else. Your favorite to make, and your favorite to eat!

I love cookies. I mean I LOVE cookies!
New cookies are always just around the corner. Cookie parties and exchanges are a fun way to get and share ideas.
Coming up with new ideas for cookies can be a challenge.
Start with a basic cookie dough recipe like chocolate chip. Try switching out the vanilla for other flavors like lemon or orange.
You can change the chips to something more festive like cinnamon or peppermint. Cut the flour by 2 or 3 tablespoons and add your favorite cocoa.
For these Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies I used a basic chocolate chip recipe for the dough, added cocoa and dried cherries and pistachios.
Tart, sweet, chocolaty with a nutty crunch.

Cherry Chocolate Pistachio cookies

Cherry Chocolate Pistachio cookie collage

Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries


  • Cream together sugars, butter and shortening.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda. Add to creamed mixture.Stir in cherries and pistachios.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  • Cool on rack.
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23 Responses to Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies #SundaySupper

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  6. Caroline says:

    I love the sound of these flavors – yum!

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  8. Sue Lau says:

    Yum! These get nice lift from the shortening and brown sugar. Reminds me of the way Hermit cookies look- which if you switch out some of the flavors, there it is. That was a holiday favorite when I was very little.

  9. Liz says:

    My favorite nut and favorite dried fruit in a chocolate cookie sounds like one terrific treat!
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  10. You are so right that it’s hard to come up with new and exciting cookies, but you totally managed to do it with these. I am loving all the unique recipes this week.
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  11. Stacy says:

    I love your possible variations, Cindy, but those cookies look spectacular just as they are!
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  12. What a great cookie for a cookie exchange! I LOVE cookies too!!!

  13. HezziD says:

    Festive in colors and flavors

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  15. Cherries and chocolate are always a winner! Great cookie!

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