April 21, 2008
I am obsessed with green color. Well do I need to mention that! Let me make it clearer. I am obsessed with the soothing green color of the pista nuts. Last weekend I had been on a hectic shopping spree. That’s when I realized the climate has changed and it getting warmer and warmer, I don’t even feels like wearing a light sweater.

I got home and made some ginger tea. I was longing to have some nice crunchy cookies to dunk and relax in the comfort of my own castle (read my tiny but cozy two bedroom apartment)

My cookie jars were partially empty with some leftover soggy biscuits. I was not in a mood to bake them right away. But after a few sips of the ginger tea somehow I felt like my run down batteries getting recharged, energy gushing into my tired soul. I thought of warming my oven and getting the trays and mittens ready.

Baking is a kind of meditation for me. I feel relaxed while shifting flours and whisking eggs.I really wish I should have joined the Hotel management course rather than getting myself into a MBA program. Well that’s long story, we will talk about that later!

So I decided to get my hands on the old successful cookie recipe. I have done tried a couple of times using walnuts but I imagined the combination of choco pista would look sensational.

I used my basic cookie mix. I used the same ingredients from my earlier post of checker board cookies.

Roll the dough and divide the mix into 60 : 40 ratio . Add 2 ounce of melted chocolate and I cup of roughly chopped unsalted pistaous to the small portion.

Divide each dough into round balls

1- Using a rolling pin ,roll the plain dough into a flat circle ( chappati).
2- Roll the choco pista dough into logs.
3- Place the log in the rolled flat round circle and seal the edges.
4- Roll gently to make a shape of a log.
5- Cling wrap and store them in a refrigerator not in the freezer to set.
6- Keep at least for six to eight hours.

Preheat the oven at 180’c. Line a baking tray with a butter paper. .Slice the log and arrange them in a baking tray. Bake them for 8 to 10 mins.

Transfer them in a wire rack. When cool and store them in a airtight container.

Hugs and Chocolate kisses for my little prince
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  • Reply Swati Raman Garg April 21, 2008 at 10:17 am

    omg.. these cookies look so good… i wish i had an oven … well that day would come.. but these cookies are truly a delight…

  • Reply SMN April 21, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Luks very nice and i can gulp it like taht..

  • Reply Rosie April 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

    What delightful cookies they DO look so scrummy… I just love the beautiful green colour of those pistachio nuts!!

    Rosie x

  • Reply Saswati April 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    These cookies look awesome Shibani…nice with ahot cup of chai:)

  • Reply Cham April 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Pista and choco are great combo. Great with tea, nice cookies…

  • Reply Dhivya April 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    nice combo!looks so lovely

  • Reply Vaishali April 21, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Chocolates and pistachio sound like a lovely flavor combination. The cookies look delicious, Pearlsofeast!

  • Reply Divya Vikram April 21, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    lovely cookies..

  • Reply Madhavi April 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Cookies looks so goooooood, nice recipe!!!

  • Reply Uma April 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    you love green! Mee too! those are the lovely cookies. Thanks for the easy recipe.

  • Reply Mansi Desai April 21, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    that’s definitely one of my favoourite flavor combinations! I’ll surely be trying these:) I posted jam-filled thumbprint cookies today!

  • Reply Trupti April 21, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    these cookies looks delicious..thanks for sharing this recipe

  • Reply saritha April 22, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Looks very yammy & delicious….Good combo

  • Reply Deborah April 22, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I love the look of these cookies! The green looks perfect.

  • Reply Namratha April 23, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Nice cookies, the chocolate and Pista must pair well..

  • Reply Sagari April 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    cookies look soooooooo good ,I am gonna try these soon

  • Reply Passionate baker...& beyond April 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    These look great POE…I’m on a pistachio high these days too. can’t sem to get enough of this lesser used nuts!!! YAY…good to see another passionate pistachio Scorpion!!

  • Reply Archy April 25, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Yummy.. Cookies looks mouth watering !! shall i try one ??

  • Reply Maya April 29, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Cookies look really divine..

  • Reply Anita May 2, 2008 at 4:01 am

    love the cookie and the sight of the sambalpuri table napkin made me nostalgic and miss my growing up years in bbsr. and are you a scorpio too?

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