Easy Pistachio Cookies! Bake These Gluten-Free Nuggets

There are few things I enjoy more than baking, so our oven is occupied with deliciousness all year long, scenting the air with the fragrance of homemade LOVE. This cookie recipe is one I developed last year, and the beauty of it is (1) the recipe is a cinch (2) it’s delicious, and (3) it’s gluten-free and easily vegan with an egg substitute like aquafaba (liquid you drain from canned garbanzo beans). Easy Pistachio Cookies! Bake These Gluten-Free Nuggets is a keeper I made last Thanksgiving, and plan to whip up soon!

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My easy Pistachio Cookies: in case you love a delicious gluten free crinkle cookie.

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Easy Pistachio Cookies! Bake These Gluten-Free Nuggets

It’s an easy one…give it a try!

Notice the blanket of golden orange leaves covering the backyard! They were all removed a few weekends back before the ground became covered again!

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Easy Pistachio Cookie Recipe in case you love a delicious gluten free crinkle cookie.

I placed a little thumbprint in the cookies and topped them with chocolate chips, but I wasn’t crazy about how they looked after giving them this photo shoot. When I made them again, I drizzled melted chocolate over the cooled cookies. You can’t lose either way!

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Easy Pistachio Cookie Recipe in case you love a delicious gluten free crinkle cookie.

Gluten-Free Pistachio Cookie Recipe

Pistachio Almond Crinkle Cookies // makes 18 small cookies

1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1 cup old fashioned oats, ground
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp amaretto, optional
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
1 large egg white (or 1/4 cup liquid drained from a can of garbanzo beans)
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar (to coat cookies before baking)

Icing: 3 oz. dark chocolate chips, melted (to drizzle on cooled cookies)

Preheat oven to 375º. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I use a hand chopper like this to chop the nuts then add them to a medium mixing bowl. With food processor or the same chopper, ground oats then combine with nuts and sugar.
In a glass measuring cup, combine vanilla, amaretto, salt, maple syrup, egg white and melted coconut oil – stir to combine then pour over dry ingredients.
Ingredients should come together as a crumbly dough using hands or a wooden spoon. In separate bowl, add powdered sugar. Form dough into balls and roll to coat liberally with powdered sugar.
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.
With the bottom of a cup, flatten ball to about 1/2″. If desire, sprinkle lightly with more sea salt. Bake 11-13 minutes then cool completely before drizzling on melted chocolate.

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Black Bean Brownie Bites

A few friends who know my love for baking and brownies (a remnant of my past I’m afraid) have suggested I try black bean varieties. I am making these soon and will let you know the results (let me know if you give them a whirl).

For more recipes made by me, see THIS for an appetizer and THIS for my prize winning cookies.

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6 Comments

  1. Amy
    December 13, 2019 / 11:50 pm

    Yum😋😋😋Can’t wait to try these! As well as the black bean brownies & the orange French toast! Thanks for sharing the recipes!! I’ve made gluten free zucchini brownies that look very similar to these and they were really good. Even my sons ate them. Relating to and laughing over the gift bag quote🤣

    • Michele
      Author
      December 14, 2019 / 10:09 am

      I want to make those brownies this weekend. So cool that you have made the zucchini ones – I know you can throw avacados in there too. Oh, those gift bags – the time I shared one of those quotes on FB, it went viral! Hahahahaha – strikes a chord. Peace to you, and thanks for playing along. :0

  2. December 18, 2019 / 2:23 pm

    Ahh, I love the cookie recipe! (I love anything with pistachios, and this recipe looks wonderful!) I had no idea that I could use the liquid from garbanzo beans in place of eggs! My son is allergic to eggs, so I have mostly been using egg replacer powder or banana. Neither of those are the greatest… I also love the great quotes and the great gift ideas!! xoxo

    • Michele
      Author
      December 18, 2019 / 3:11 pm

      Yay – I’m so thrilled to have a friend in blogland who gets excited about things like aquafaba like I do! Hahahaha. I have been using it to replace eggs in muffin recipes, and you can whip it to use in pancake/waffle recipes to get that lightened effect – I plan to try it for waffles. Thanks for reading, and see you over at TFT tomorrow. 🙂

      • December 19, 2019 / 8:52 am

        Haha, yes, and I love the name of it–aquafaba! Also, I wanted to let you know that I featured the post at TFT!

        • Michele
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          December 19, 2019 / 11:41 am

          Isn’t that fabulous??? Thank you – see you over there soon!

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