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Chocolate Pistachio Cookies on a white plate.
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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Drizzled Italian Pistachio Cookies Recipe

This Pistachio Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Drizzle is so easy to make using a pudding mix. The mascarpone cheese gives it a nice soft texture and the chocolate drizzle adds the extra holiday touch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Christmas cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American-Italian
Servings: 36
Calories: 126kcal


  • 1 cup Butter (8 ounces) 2 sticks, softened and cut into pats)
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
  • ¾ cup Sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1-½ teaspoons Vanilla extract (6-½ grams)
  • 2-¼ cups All-purpose flour (10 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon Aluminum-free baking powder( ⅛ ounce)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt (⅛ ounce)
  • 3.4 ounce Package Pistachio Pudding Mix Use regular but may use instant.
  • ½ cup Pistachios (3 ounces)
  • Few drops green food coloring Optional
  • ½ cup Milk Chocolate morsels For drizzling on cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Cream butter, mascarpone cheese, and sugar in a mixer until combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, pistachio pudding mix and salt and mix until combined.
  • Stir in pistachios - the batter will be hard to stir.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop and place the balls on the baking tray.
  • Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 15 minutes, check after 12 in case your oven is heating hotter than ours. The cookies should be a little soft to the touch and slightly brown around the edges.
  • Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving them to the wire rack.

Dipping Chocolate

  • Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl or the top of a double boiler set over hot, but NOT boiling, water. Stir occasionally until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • You may use a spoon to drizzle on the chocolate or place the melted chocolate in a plastic bag with the tip cut off. Make sure the chocolate isn't too hot.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg