Happy National Cookie Day, my dear friends!
How much do you just love celebrating made up holidays? I know I do, especially when they involve eating…and even better, dessert!
I often wonder who comes up with these random national holidays and my curiosity led to a bit of research.
Turns out National Cookie Day was established in the late 80’s by an Ohio based company called Blue Chip Cookie Company. It was championed by the Sesame Street character, the Cookie Monster and it became a thing. I mean, if the Cookie Monster says it’s a thing, that means it’s pretty legit.
Not that you need reason to eat an extra cookie or two…
But there you have it, folks — the history behind this momentous occasion! In honor of today, I’m sharing the recipe for my all-time favorite cookie, Pistachio White Chocolate Chip.
These delightful cookies are inspired by Trader Joe’s Pinachios that were, sadly, discontinued earlier this year. I was REAL sad about this y’all and so determined to create my own version.
These Pistachio White Chocolate cookies are buttery, sweet and nutty…such a wonderfully delicious combination. I’ll be celebrating accordingly today and you should too. Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add egg, heavy cream and vanilla. Mix to combine.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder). Then add them to the wet ingredients.
Mix together. Then fold in pistachios and white chocolate until a dough forms.
Scoop dough into balls and transfer to a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.