Iced pistachio oatmeal cookies are made using a basic chewy oatmeal cookie recipe with pistachios mixed into the batter and sprinkled on top of the icing. Delicious!
Pistachios are good, but pistachios in oatmeal cookies? Now that’s even better. The crunchy, flavorful nuts are the perfect pair for chewy, soft oatmeal cookies. And to top it all off is some icing and even more pistachios!
I love me some pistachios. They are definitely one of my favorite nuts (right up there with almonds), but there’s one person I know who loves pistachios even more than I do and that’s my dad. He shells these babies and eats them like popcorn. So when I mentioned making pistachio cookies he was all for it.
I figured if I was going to bake something my dad will love, than I might as well hit it out of the ball park and put the pistachios in his favorite cookies—oatmeal! I used my chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe as the base and replaced the raisins with pistachios.
The pistachio oatmeal cookies were a hit! I was curious as to how much the nuts were going to change the cookies aside from adding a little crunch. To my delight, the pistachios infused the oatmeal cookie dough with its intense nutty flavor and it is so good.
Insanely delicious. I love my oatmeal cookie recipe so adding this new flavor with success made me jump with joy! But I wanted to make them even better so I dipped the cookies in a simple icing and sprinkled crushed pistachios on top. That extra step took the cookies to another level.
Let’s just say, they are a pistachio lover’s dream.
These pistachio oatmeal cookies truly are delicious though. Not only do you have the whole chewy oatmeal cookie thing going on, but you also have the crunchy pistachios making their way in there infusing their delicious flavor. And what’s more? You have a little extra lovin’ on top with the icing and chopped pistachios.
Now that is how you do a pistachio cookie.