Pistachio Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 30cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “These cookies look very festive at Christmas time if you use red candied cherries. I also substitute plain holiday m&m’s (broken into pieces) for the chocolate chips. If you use the green candied cherries they might look nice for St.Patrick’s day.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cupbutter
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1largeegg
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • green food coloring(optional)
  • 1cupminiature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 15 green glazed cherries or 15candied red cherries, cut in half
  • Directions

  • Beat butter and pudding mix for 30 seconds.
  • Beat in egg until combined.
  • Add flour and soda and mix.
  • Stir in food coloring and chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonful 2″ apart on greased cookie sheet.
  • Press cherry half into top center of each cookie.
  • Bake in a 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Reviews

  • “These look SO festive! This is the perfect addition to a Christmas goodies tray — it doesn’t make very many (I got exactly 30, just as the recipe states), is fast to whip up, and has the bonus of being both attractive and tasty! I did not use the food colouring; it’s not necessary as the green colour is quite pronounced from the pudding mix. I also used both green and red candied cherries, and think both look wonderful. This recipe is a real keeper!”

  • “I used regular m&m’s and they looked quite festive. I would have preferred a more pistachio taste, but thats just me! :)”

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