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Let the baking season begin! December is just a few days away and I’m ready to start some cookies.  These are super easy Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies with a chewy bite and full of a nutty flavour.

Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies on a cooling rack
Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Way, way, way back in June I made these cookies.  Then I forgot all about them.  And just so you know, this happens a lot!!  

You see after I made the cookies and then took the pictures, like most recipes, I let them sit on the camera for a few days before getting to them.  Of course, I finally got around to them on a blistering hot day.  It was June after all.  And when I looked at the pictures they just said “December” to me and not June.  Okay so we aren’t quite at December yet, but close enough.

close up of milk with cookies in the background

So now seemed as good a time as any to share the cookies.  Much like my Pecan Oatmeal Cookies and my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, they are a great cookie!

They probably aren’t the most obvious choice for Christmas cookies, but they are home made!  And isn’t that what counts…ha!  Aren’t we all supposed to be slaving away in the kitchen for weeks on end to show how much we care?  Ummm, not so sure about that, but it’s a nice idea!

Anyway, I always think it’s nice to have a variety of cookies when it comes to Christmas platters.  I like the easiest of cookies, like these and then more involved bar cookies like Millionaire Shortbread Cookies.  Now those do say “Made with lots of love”.  Well, they must be because they are so time consuming.  But, if you have never made them and love bar cookies, make them!  Another bar cookie that’s a must try are the Partridgeberry Crumble Squares.  Those really are my all time favourite and I only ever seem to make them at Christmas.  Makes them more special, right?

over head view of cookies and milk
Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies

So over the next few weeks I plan to make and share on here more cookies for the Christmas season.  Hopefully, I’ll manage a new cookie recipe each week in the lead up to Christmas, at least that is the plan for now.  Fingers crossed that I hold true to my promise.  I already have a few ideas swilling around in my mind of what I’ll be working on for my next cookie, so don’t forget to check back and see what’s baking!

Notes about the cookies

These are a such an easy drop cookie, there really isn’t a whole lot to say that isn’t in the recipe below.

  • Watch the baking time.  Mine were ready in 7 minutes flat, but it all depends on your oven.  You might need them in there for up to 10 minutes.  If you over bake them, they will be much crispier but possibly a bit dry.
  • Also, I dusted them with a little extra coconut after they came out of the oven.  This is totally optional.

Happy baking friends and keep checking back for more treats in coming through the next month!

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Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies

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Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Let the baking season begin! December is just a few days away and I'm ready to start some cookies.  These are super easy Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies with a chewy bite and full of a nutty flavour.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: bar cookies, pistachios
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 Cup butter room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup oats
  • 1/2 Cup coconut
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup pistachios chopped
  • 1/2 Cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready a large ungreased baking tray and set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, egg and brown sugar. Continue to mix on high speed until all combined and smooth. About 2 minutes. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, oats and coconut. Next, stir the dry ingredients into your butter mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in your pistachios and raisins.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking tray and bake for about 7-10 minutes.
  • Will keep for a few days in an airtight container and can be frozen.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.


Baking time is per batch.
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Oatmeal Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 171IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on November 26th, 2018
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