Mocha Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Pistachios (gluten free)

by Irvin on December 19, 2013 · 9 comments

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Love mocha? Try this mocha cookie recipe with dark chocolate and pistachios! Gluten free with an option to use regular all-purpose too!

Mocha Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Salted Pistachios. Gluten Free. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

If you follow me on any of my various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+) you may have noticed something this past weekend and earlier this week. I wasn’t online! This is a rarity for me, who basically lives on the computer 24/7/365 social media-ing constantly (I’m on probably on one, two or three networks now, as you read this!). The reason was my prepping, baking (and cleaning up) for my annual Holiday Party! In the lineup of the various desserts I baked for the shindig, I was pretty happy with my mocha cookies with dark chocolate and pistachios (which also happens to be gluten free). (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Gluten Free Mocha Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Salted Pistachios. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Our annual holiday party tends to get pretty crowded and this year was no exception. I opted to put the camera down once people started to show up so I could enjoy the party and not just document it like I have in the past. And it seems like my friends enjoyed the party as well! AJ and I mingled and chatted with friends, old and new, some of which we hadn’t seen since our last party! And, of course, my friends at Kerrygold were exceedingly generous and donated cheese to the party which was enjoyed by everyone at the party.

Kerrygold Cheese selection. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

A selection of baked goods from my Holiday Party. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Most people who’ve been to my party show up expecting a lot of baked goods. And though I’ve thrown this party with AJ for over 10 years, I always have a slight panic attack, thinking I don’t bake enough for the crowd of 100+ people who squeeze into our tiny 1 bedroom apartment. Usually this panic-y feeling goes away once I put the desserts out, rearranging them like a giant Tetris game, trying to make all the plates and cake stands fit. This year, I was pleased to put some of my hard earned cake stands, platters and cake servers to use in real life (as opposed to just in my photographs), most of them I picked up on our road trip across the US at various antique shops.

My annual holiday party before the crowd hit. Photos by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

In the end, hopefully my 23 different desserts didn’t disappoint. People kept on mentioning which one was their favorite and a few friends definitely pointed out my mocha cookies as one of the standouts in the dessert buffet. If a non-gluten sensitive person points to a dessert that is one of their favorites, you know that’s a sign of a good gluten free baked good!

My mocha cookies were proudly on display at our party. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Mocha cookies with salted pistachios and dark chocolate, gluten free. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Special thanks to Kerrygold for generously sponsoring my party and supplying cheese for my guests. There was no monetary compensation for writing this post and all opinions written here are my own.

If you like these mocha cookie, check out these other mocha recipes from around the web:
Mom on Time Out’s Homemade Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownies
Boulder Localvore’s Arctic Peppermint Mocha Shake
Tracey’s Culinary Adventure’s Mocha Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake with Mocha Ganache
Foodie with Family’s Mocha Cupcakes with Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream
Eats Well With Others’ Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 19, 2013 at 5:31 am

These are such a cool flavour! I absolutely love these.


Ruthy @ Omeletta December 19, 2013 at 8:01 am

Happy Holidays, Irvin! I love how these cookies look a little bit like chocolatey, mocha, broken toffee pieces. And I’m way impressed that it was the GF cookies that seemed to stand out the most!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Fabulous cookies! Love the bark like look!


Edna Lebel January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

thank you for sharing this receipe as I am excied to try it. Edna


Cat Harding February 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

OMG! I squealed with excitement when I say this recipe. It’s always nice to find something new AND gluten free!


Cat Harding February 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

Its always exciting to find a new gluten free recipe. I squealed when I saw this! I’m new to blogging and I find your blog really inspiring!


Irvin February 7, 2014 at 1:07 am

Thanks Cat! Always glad to have a new reader here. Feel free to poke around and check out my all my other gluten free recipes as well!


Shamit Khemka April 20, 2015 at 2:47 am

wowowo great recipe i love chocolate and your recipe is much more tasty


Ema Fox October 20, 2015 at 12:57 am

This party looks really sweet 😉 and the chocolate desert also


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