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PISTACHIO COOKIES – The Southern Lady Cooks

These Pistachio Cookies are made with instant pudding and are a wonderful treat. They come together quickly and cook in about 10 minutes.

If you are a fan of pistachio recipes, you will love this delicious Pistachio Cake. It’s so easy and a great dessert.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is simple ingredients and these cookies come together quickly. You could even use the base of this recipe to make other cookies, using other nuts and a different flavor pudding. We like the combination of white chocolate chips and pistachios. It gives these cookies a great flavor.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • instant pistachio pudding mix
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • coconut extract
  • egg
  • green food coloring
  • shelled pistachios
  • white chocolate chips

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

These cookies are pretty simple but they dough is very dry so it takes some working with to get it to the place where you can make it into balls.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2
Combine the flour, dry instant pudding mix, and baking soda with a whisk. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the egg, coconut extract and food coloring and mix until they are incorporated together. Next add they dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer and combine. Gently mix in pistachios and white chocolate chips.

Step 3
Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart.

Step 4
Bake cookies in preheated oven for ten minutes. The edges and bottom should be light brown. Allow cookies to rest for a few minutes before moving them to rack to cool.

⭐TIP

It’s always better to undercook cookies than to overcook them. You can remove them from the oven when they are still a little soft, they will continue to cook on the hot sheet once removed.

MORE PISTACHIO RECIPES

  • Watergate Salad – This classic pistachio salad is always a hit. Perfect for just about any holiday gathering and one of our favorites!
  • Pineapple Pistachio Cake – This cake is one of our favorites! It’s made with a mix and so delicious!
  • Pistachio Swirl Cake – This is another easy cake that has a wonderful pistachio flavor.
Pistachio Cookies

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the mixture crumbly when you start?

Yes, as you can see from the bowl picture, it is crumbly, but you can work it into a ball.

Can I use vanilla extract and leave out the coconut?

Absolutely.

Can I add shredded coconut to these cookies?

I think that would be a wonderful addition!

STORING

We store these in an air tight container and the will keep fresh for a few days.

Gingersnap Cookies

These cookies are some of our favorites! We have been making them for years!

SERVING SIZE

This recipe made about 2.5 dozen cookies, depending on the size you make them.

Pistachio Cookies

Anne Walkup

These Pistachio Cookies are made with instant pistachio pudding and white chocolate chips. So simple and absolutely delicious! Great for St. Patricks Day!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Course Cookies, Dessert

Cuisine American

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box of instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of salted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 the cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 drop of green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup of shelled pistachio
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • With a whisk, combine the flour, dry instant pudding mix, and baking soda. In another bowl cream together butter, and both sugars with an electric mixer, until fluffy.

  • Add in the egg, coconut extract and food coloring and mix until they are incorporated together. Next add they dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer and combine. Gently mix in pistachios and white chocolate chips.

  • Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart.

  • Bake cookies in preheated oven for ten minutes. The edges and bottom should be light brown. Allow cookies to rest for a few minutes before moving them to rack to cool.

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