Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread Recipe

How To Make Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread

This pistachio shortbread is a step up to the classic biscuits. It’s dipped with melted chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of pistachios and sea salt.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cuplight brown sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1tspsalt
  • cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • 1cuppistachios,finely chopped, divided
  • 8ozsemi sweet chocolate,coarsely chopped
  • sea salt,optional for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper leaving enough overhang around the sides to easily lift shortbread out.

  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed for about 1 minute until completely smooth.

  3. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat together for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla, salt, and flour and beat on low speed, gradually increasing to high speed as the mixture combines.

  4. Add ⅔ cup of the finely chopped pistachios, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top of the chocolate. The dough will be very crumbly.

  5. Press ½ of the dough into each of the prepared cake pans. It should be nice and compact in each pan.

  6. Bake the shortbread for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top and around the edges.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the shortbread from the pans by picking it up with the parchment paper on the sides.

  8. Cut each into 12 wedges. Make sure to cut the shortbread while it’s still warm. Allow to cool completely on the parchment before dipping into chocolate.

  9. Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave in 20-second increments, stopping and stirring after each until completely smooth.

  10. Dip the shortbread ends into the chocolate and sprinkle with remaining chopped pistachios and sea salt. Allow chocolate to completely set.


  • Calories: 207.00kcal
  • Fat: 12.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.07g
  • Fiber: 1.40g
  • Sugar: 11.23g
  • Protein: 2.73g
  • Cholesterol: 20.34mg
  • Sodium: 96.75mg
  • Calcium: 13.81mg
  • Potassium: 104.20mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 65.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.29mg
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