Simply Scratch – Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love receiving books as gifts, I love giving books as gifts.  I love books! Especially cook books!  So, to say I’m excited to share my friend, and fellow MichiGALnder (just made that word up, a gal from Michigan is a Michagalnder) Laurie McNamara’s cookbook Simply Scratch is a complete understatement!  I’m like freaking out over here!Simply Scratch - Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies


I first met Laurie in Austin, Texas at a blogging conference.  Laurie was actually the first person I met at the airport, and we shared a cab ride to the condo that we were to share with several other blogging babes.  That condo turned out to be not quite the amazing deal we all thought it would be, but the weekend turned out amazing despite the less than four star accommodations and so many fun stories are still in circulation as a result! #condocurse


Simply Scratch - Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk CookiesLaurie’s blog is amazing!  Her recipes work, her photos are beautiful, what you see is what you get, and I love that about her!  I chose to make her Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies as my first recipe.  Um Yah….you are going to want to add these to your holiday and everyday baking, one word….addicting.  I had never added pistachios to cookies.  Why? Why?  I’m not sure, because pistachios and dark chocolate are perfection!!



Simply Scratch - Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’m not sure if I’ve told you but I do a little bit of catering on the side, so quite often my family comes home to every surface covered with goodies, that they are not allowed to eat.  The day I made these cookies my kids busted through the door and moaned “please tell us we can eat these cookies!!!”.

Yes, they are for you my dears!!

Simply Scratch - Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk CookiesThe whole batch, except for the few I snuck into baggies for the next days lunch, were devoured!  Laurie has been so kind to let me share the recipe below, may I suggest you make them…like today!!


Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate CookiesIf you’re looking for the perfect gift, for really anyone in your life, may I suggest that you get them this cookbook?!  Here’s the link to all the places you can find it online or in a store Simply Scratch.  

Stay tuned…life is busy but I’m hoping to get a few more sharing type posts up soon!!  Favorite cookies, favorite gifts for that hard to buy for person/teenager in your life, a few of my favorite pins, blogs, and snap chatters.  Are you done shopping?  Lord help me this Saturday my seestor and I are hitting the pavement and getting-er-done!  Finishing our shopping.  Wrapping it all up and wah-bam calling it a day!

Be sure to check out Lauries book and blog!

XO, Sheila


Disclaimer:  I was not paid to share this cookbook with you.  Laurie and I are really friends, she did give me her cookbook as a gift, however I would have shared this post regardless of the fact that she gifted me her book!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  1. 1

    I want these cookies and I want this cookbook! Thanks for sharing this!!! xoxoxo
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  2. 2

    Isn’t it wonderful that our work allows us to connect with the most wonderful people? I’ve met so many fabulous friends through food blogging.

    These cookies would be perfect on my holiday table. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!
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