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Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

Naturally colored, these Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies are a delicious after school or after work treat.

Pistachio Cookies Gluten Free #JustACallAway

As a single parent to a teen daughter (who made me read the entire Hunger Games Series), the odds are not in my favor. I have statistics constantly tell me the limitations and disadvantages of single parenting. But, I for one, have never been a fan of statistics.

In fact, I think this single parenting thing comes with it’s set of perks and advantages. For example, before my daughter was in my life, my roommates poked fun of me for talking to myself.

However, after my daughter came along, I wasn’t talking to myself anymore about the news, work, or the latest Robin Cook book! I was talking to her! Back then, if I had had an Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web plan, I might have talked to her all day while she was at daycare and I was at work! Bit much – huh?

Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies After School Snacks

As a result of all that talking early on, my daughter would often surprise me with her use of “big” words. Very often these words would come out during her bath-time as she played with her “Rubbadubbers”.

One evening, when she was around 4, she had me play the role of “Winona” Rubbadubber who happened to communicate by squeaking! Of course, she bossed me around as to what I should or shouldn’t be squeaking as Winona, and I of course didn’t stick to her script. As she started to get frustrated with me, she blurted out “Mommy YOU are PARAH-NOID!”

At first, I was thrilled that my little girl used “paranoid” in a sentence. But, then I started wondering if she really knew what it meant. When I asked her, she said “you know, parah-noid; a parent being annoying!” 😯 

Her younger self might have used that word completely out of context, but, I think her younger self was psychic! Because, all through her growing up, I sure have been one paranoid (not parah-noid) parent!

#JustACallAway Call When You Leave Call When You Get There Rules

Now that she is in high school AND driving, my paranoid self has one rule and that is she calls before she gets in her car AND as soon as she gets to her destination – no matter how many places she goes back and forth from!


To date, she has humored my paranoia and faithfully called me. Sometimes, she has even sent me a Google-hangout invite so we can chat face to face when she gets home – as she stuffs her face with homemade, better-for-her, only 138 calorie, Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies like these ones. That blender I purchased over a month ago sure has come in handy in grinding nuts!

Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

So, let’s just say you left home, reached your destination, and figured out you didn’t have your phone on you…
Would you turn around and go get it and be late getting back? Or, would you go without it for as long as you have to?

And so I am not the only paranoid person around these parts – what are you most paranoid about?

Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Naturally colored, these Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies are a delicious after school or after work treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups shelled and ground pistachios
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour, can substitute for ground up oats - though ground up oats will make these softer than the tapioca flour did
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, optional


  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and form into cookie shapes
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy when cool
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 16mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 2g

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Thao @ In Good Flavor

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

It looks like you raised yourself a fine young lady. I love that she still faithfully listens to you! I love these 5-ingredients, gluten and diary free cookies. I need to make some! Pinning.

Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

All right. You might have a few paranoid 'things' (Note, I wasn't the first to say that, haha), but that doesn't matter at all because you can bake these delicious cookies, Shashi! :) And remember please, never ever never ever ever could chocolate be optional! It's a must! I might have told that already, but I'm willing to remind your every time!:) Well done, indeed!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Hey Shashi - Love these cookies. And your daughter. Way to define paranoid. Kids: can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em. Four, huh? My little Charlie used to use the word elusive and ominous at that age and it used to give us such a kick. If I don't chat with you before the weekend....have a WONDERFUL weekend with your wonderful daughter. Save me a pistachio cookie. Pistachios are my fave.


Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Haha yes, I definitely fit into the category of parents being annoying! I love pistachios and grinding them to make these bright and beautiful cookies is such a delicious idea!

Helen @ Scrummy Lane

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Your little girl (not so little now by the sounds of it!) always sounds like such a delight and I would love to meet her (and you of course!) Pistachios are obviously the 'theme' of the week because I just posted a pistachio recipe myself! I absolutely love any kind of healthy snack that tastes as good as I think these would. They are a great fun green colour, too!

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