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Christmas Chocolate Almond and Pistachio Cookies Recipe


Pistachios are laden with antioxidants, including lutein, beta-carotene and vitamin E, which makes them a healthy choice for looking after your cardiovascular health. Pistachios are also beneficial for the gut as they’re a prebiotic food that helps friendly gut bacteria flourish.

Makes: 8 large cookies



  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed coconut oil or organic grass-fed butter

  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate
  • Handful pistachios, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In large bowl place almond meal, coconut flour, bicarb and sea salt.
  3. In medium bowl combine egg, vanilla, almond extract, honey and coconut oil.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and gently combine until crumbly dough.
  5. Roll dough into ball and place in fridge for 30 mins, covered.
  6. Sprinkle some almond meal on chopping board and place dough in middle. Roll out dough with rolling pin until about 1cm thick.
  7. Using a large round cookie cutter cut out cookies and place on baking trays.
  8. Bake for around 8 mins until cookies start to brown. Transfer onto cooling rack.
  9. Once cooled completely, dip half of each cookie in dark chocolate and sprinkle with pistachios.
  10. Cookies keep well in the fridge for a week.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .