We’re already at the end of November! Can you believe it? I’ve taken out all my Christmas decorations, I’m ready to listen to Christmas songs all day long, and these pistachio financiers are my first Christmas desserts this season! These green two-biter cakes are the perfect treat to bring to your office Christmas party or a cookie exchange. If you want them a little more indulgent for the holidays, you could even drizzle on some dark chocolate!
So the main reason I wanted to make these financiers was that I had leftover pistachios in my cupboard. I had bought a small bag of super green pistachios to add to the chocolate mousse I made back in October. I only used a tiny bit and had most of it left over with nothing in mind, so I ground them up and used them in this recipe!
This is a one bowl recipe if you don’t count browning the butter in a small pan. And there’s nothing better than minimal clean up during the holidays, right?
Pistachios happen to be Tristan’s favorite nut, but I’m not particularly a fan. I much prefer hazelnuts, macadamias, and almonds. That being said, these pistachio financiers were hard to stop eating!
These pistachio financiers are so buttery and moist that you can’t stop after eating just one. The edges don’t come out as smoothly as regular almond financiers, but that doesn’t bother me. And it sure didn’t stop me or Tristan from eating half the batch! The only thing I’m regretting is not having some chocolate on hand to melt and drizzle on top. I think they’d go perfectly next to a mug of hot chocolate, too!
I’m bringing these to this week’s Fiesta Friday! It’s Angie’s 200th fiesta so come join us celebrate!