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Here is a cookie that Santa will surely approve of. These Chocolate & Pistachio Cookies are not just eye pleasing, they are super delicious to with a chocolate  middle. Be sure to leave one…. or two with a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas Eve.


  • 2 cups Almond Meal
  • 1½ scoops VPA Vanilla WPI
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Large Cage-Free Egg
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Toppings-
  • Chopped Pistachios to coat
  • ½ cup Chocolate Melts (1 per cookie)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180º and line a baking tray with greased paper.
  2. In a food processor combine all cookie ingredients until smooth.
  3. Take about 3 tbsp of mixture and roll into a ball.
  4. Roll the ball in the chopped pistachios until coated.
  5. Place onto the tray and press down in the middle to make a space for the chocolate melt.
  6. Place the chocolate melt on the biscuit and then repeat.
  7. Bake at 180º for 10 – 12 minutes.
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Sally Mitchell (BSc, MHumNut) is a university qualified nutritionist and VPA staff member. Her favourite VPA product is coffee Breakfast Shake. She enjoys powerlifting and running, and does both poorly.

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