A pile of sea salt pistachio chocolate chip cookies.

Sea Salt Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, chewy chocolate cookie dough loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios, then sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt. Heaven!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pistachio chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 199
Author Monica | Nourish + Fete


  • 2 1/2 cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (63 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus extra for sprinkling on cookies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 227 grams) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (213 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (120 grams) shelled pistachios


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Set aside.
  • With a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix until well-combined.
  • Add flour mixture and beat on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and pistachios by hand.
  • Scoop the dough into heaping tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. (You can either leave the scoops as they are, or roll them slightly with your hands into smooth balls. See photos above for a visual of what each will look like when baked.) Sprinkle the top of each cookie with additional sea salt.
  • Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, until just set but still soft in the center. Do not over-bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack. Cookies will keep well stored at room temperature for 2-3 days.


Recipe ever so slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg