Gluten Free Mexican Chocolate Almond and Pistachio Cookies

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

I’ve just munched down two of these before 9.30am and I had breakfast as well so I can’t say I was starving hungry.  I didn’t even eat them properly with a nice cup of tea and a book in hand.  I picked at them.  I took half a cookie from the tin, just to fuel me through the washing up.  The other half as a reward for doing the washing up.  I then decided that if I was eating cookies I would require a cup of tea but before the kettle was even boiled, oh look at that, another half eaten.  Finally I made it with my tea and the other half cookie to my laptop.  So there you have it, so delicious I can’t even wait for the kettle to boil.  That’s recommendation enough I think.

I found this recipe on My Darling Lemon Thyme, a brilliant blog full of delicious gluten free creations.  I’m going to be lazy and link to the recipe because I followed it almost exactly.  The only changes I made were to use cacao powder instead of cocoa and to use pistachios chopped up in the cookie instead of almonds because...have you seen the price of almonds lately?  The end result is a densely chocolate cookie with a nice kick from the cayenne pepper which apparently I can’t stop eating.
Recipe here.


  1. Just in time for Christmas! This looks great! I will actually likely make this one for my best friend's family- they are having me over for Christmas and homemade cookies seem the way to go! Fingers crossed. And merry christmas to you x

    1. Thanks Shu Han, always good to turn up with cookies at Christmas. Happy Christmas x