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Pistachio Pudding Cookies

This Pistachio Pudding Cookies recipe is a keeper for sure! The addition of chopped pistachios and white chocolate chips make these easy cookies an irresistible treat!

Pistachio Pudding Cookies Recipe

I have had cookies on the brain lately. I can’t seem to stop!

I ain’t mad about it either.

Except my jeans are a little mad about it.

And my shorts…

And my {gasp} swimsuit.

I read all those ecards all over Pinterest and Facebook telling me how “nothing tastes as good as thin  feels” or “choose what you want now or what you want most”…

You know what? I want a cookie now AND most.

SO…

Anyhow, I will totally get back on track…just as soon as I eat the last of these Pistachio Pudding Cookies.

I mean, I can’t throw them out…aren’t there still starving children somewhere?

It would be rude and entitled to just toss cookies into the wastebasket.

I’m choosing my cause, folks.

Ok, cookies…they are made (flavored really) with a pudding mix.

I’ve read that pudding mix keeps them soft yada yada…but I found mostly it just flavors. That’s my opinion anyway.

And in this case the pudding flavored AND colored the cookies…so don’t be scared by the green-ness.

It’s just there to remind you that you are eating pistachio flavored stuff. Because it couldn’t be pistachio if it weren’t green, right?

Easy, I’m kidding.

Ok, let’s talks cookies.

Pistachio Pudding Cookies that are super soft delicious, with the added chopped pistachios and white chocolate

I have never really been a pistachio girl. I mean I do enjoy the occasional nut, but I generally would never choose a pistachio flavored item.

However,  these cookies have made me a believer. Hallelujah.

I even grabbed  some pistachios to throw into the cookies…

Lots of Pistachios for Pistachio Pudding Cookies!

Actually I bought already shelled pistachios for these cookies, but alas, when I went to the cupboard to procure said pistachios, they were missing, with only the shelled variety staring back at me.

How to Make Pistachio Pudding Cookies

One of my lovelies decided to eat the already shelled ones. SO I spent the next eleventy minutes shelling pistachios.

Then chopping…

Chopped Pistachios for Pistachio Pudding Cookies!

Finally after my hundredth birthday when I was done shelling and chopping I got to the dough.

I added the instant pudding mix…

Add Pudding right into the dough for these Pistachio Pudding Cookies!

And it made the dough an unusual green…

Pistachio Pudding Cookie DOugh...add in extra pistachios and white chocolate to really send these over the top!

Stay with me here. I swear they’re delicious.

Do the normal baking stuff…

Baking Pistachio Pudding Cookies!

And the normal cooling stuff…

Pistachio Pudding Cookies that are super soft delicious, with the added chopped pistachios and white chocolate

Then of course the normal eating stuff…

Pistachio Pudding Cookies that are super soft delicious, with the added chopped pistachios and white chocolate

Blam. A Pistachio cookie.

PS – I added white chocolate chips because they rawk.

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Pisatchio Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Pistachio Pudding Cookies recipe is a keeper for sure! The addition of chopped pistachios and white chocolate chips make these easy cookies an irresistible treat!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (4 servings) box Instant Pistachio Pudding
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/23/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in eggs and beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
  5. Add in pistachio pudding and mix well, until incorporated, again, scraping sides as necessary.
  6. Add salt and baking soda and mix, followed by flour. Beating on low speed until combined.
  7. Stir in chopped nuts and white chocolate chips.
  8. Drop by heaping tablespoon (or cookie scoop) on lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes until edges are beginning to golden and top are just set.
  10. Allow to cool on rack for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: 16.7 g
  • Sodium: 174 mg
  • Fat: 12.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.4 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.3 mg

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55 comments on “Pistachio Pudding Cookies”

  1. Wendy Campeau

    Hello, your original recipe for these had only 1 package of pudding..I loved it for years..any other changes to the measurements?

    1. I’m not sure what happened with the recipe… looks like a weird glitch on the backend pulling in different measurements! Long story short, the recipe is back to normal…yes 1 packet!! SO weird!!!

  2. I made these for my mother for Mother’s Day. I was a little concerned because the dough seemed so thick and stiff but they baked up perfectly. They taste great and pistachio is a nice change from the typical cookie flavors. I’m usually not a fan of white chocolate but it works here. My mom really liked them. I got 36 cookies out of this recipe.

  3. Made these cookies tonight and my wife about stole the bowl of dough before I could even bake them. Of course after I made them she said she wanted a pistachio cookie tower for her birthday cake so I guess I need to get some more ingredients and quadruple the recipe!! Excellent cookies and thanks for the great recipe!

  4. I baked these last Saturday , so I can give these to my co-workers at St. Patrick’s Day. So my family and relatives tasted these and said,”These are wonderful!”. They definitely loved them. Co-workers loved it too! Great for my Christmas cookie holiday lineup this year.

  5. These cookies look really delicious..cant wait to try them. Just a bit of a problem. I domt have pistachio pudding available, will vanilla pudding do ?

    1. Sure, they just won’t have as strong of a pistachio flavor, nor will they get the green color. But they’ll still taste great!

  6. I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I’m positive after reading all the wonderful reviews it’s me, but mine did not turn out very well. I’ve looked over the instructions and ingredients again and I did all the steps and added the correct amount of all the ingredients. HELP??? the problem was that they didn’t flatten, they stayed round and they were “flakey”, “Crumbly” I’m not sure how to describe them. I thought well, maybe they will taste good still, NO. PLEASE HELP!!???

    1. What kind of flour did you use? I think it’s supposed to be all purpose flour. I don’t know if that could be it, but it sounds like a good possibility.

  7. Bridget Healy

    I made these tonight, they took much longer than 10 min! Cooking time seems to be way off???? I left them in the oven for at least 18 min. if not more!Has anyone else had this problem??? My oven bakes everything else right on time given.

  8. are the pastchios salted or unsalted and if buy them buy them by the pound shelled should they be raw. I know that I can toast them myself.

  9. Just made these for the 2nd time. The only thing I changed this time is that I doubled the recipe!!! These are awesome and very easy when you buy the shelled nuts. Love pistachio & these are definitely a new favorite.

  10. I made these for Christmas and gave them out. People said they were the best cookies they ever ate.. I buy the nuts at Sam’s..the Wonderful brand..already shelled. Pricey, but worth every penny

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