St. Patty's Pistachio Pudding Cookies

Looking for a fun "green" dessert to get you ready for St. Patrick's Day? These St. Patty's Pistachio Pudding Cookies are a great treat to surprise the little leprechauns in your life.
Here's what you need: pistachio pudding mix, baking mix (like Bisquick), egg, margarine or unsalted butter, sugar, mini chocolate chips, green food coloring and sprinkles (not pictured)
Start by mixing the softened pudding and butter together. Then add in the egg, baking mix, sugar and green food coloring, if you wish. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll into small dough balls and dip into colored sugar, placing dough (with the sugared side up) on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.
Bake in preheated oven until edges start to turn a little golden, about 10-12 minutes.
St. Patty's Pistachio Pudding Cookies

1 small box Instant Pistachio Pudding (3.4 oz)
1 stick softened margarine or butter (preferably unsalted, as there is plenty of salt content in the pudding and baking mixes)
1 1/3 cup baking mix
2-3 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
green food coloring
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
green colored sugar or sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper or baking mat. Cream together the butter and pudding mix. Then add in the baking mix, sugar and egg and thoroughly combine, adding in green food coloring if desired. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. Roll dough into small balls and dip into the colored sugar. Place on the baking sheet with the sugared side up, slightly flattening the dough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges become slightly golden. Allow to cool completely on wire rack.
I used margarine for this batch because that's what I had on hand. I'll be making these again soon with butter to compare the two cookies. I did like the texture of these and the nutty flavor from the pistachio pudding was nice too. All my kids needed to know was that there were chocolate chips in the cookies and they were sold. Although, they told me I should have added more chips. Kids these days, I tell ya...

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35 comments:

  1. Nici, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Meatballs was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

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  2. Hi Nici, Thanks for the follow on twitter. Now following you too. Drop by for a visit & link up sometime. I can't wait to try some of your recipes & check out more of your crafts!Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  3. YUM!! Thanks for sharing, Nici!! Pinned ;)

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  4. Pinned! Great idea for my son's preschool St.Patrick's Day party.

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  5. Nici, I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award!! You can check out the post where I nominated you, linking to your fabulous blog, at: http://chattingoverchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/02/receiving-and-bestowing-honor-of.html ...Congrats! Have a fabulous night!! :D

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  6. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  7. Oh my goodness, how cute. They also looks so moist and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at my Real Family Fun link party.
    Take care,
    KC

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  8. These sound so good, Nici! I shared your popcorn recipe on my blog, which I had found from Lynn at Happier than a Pig in Mud. I've made it twice already! Yum!!

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  9. The cookies look delicious, and are so very festive!

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  10. Oh my! These sound so good!!!! I must make them. Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. These look SO good! I love pistachio :)

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  12. Wow! I have to say I don't know that I've ever baked anything with pistachio pudding mix, but I'm so intrigued...they look really great, especially for St. Patrick's day. Will have to give them a try for sure!

    Debbie

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  13. HI! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! I'm featuring THIS on a round-up post up on the blog today! I would be SO pleased if you would put my featured button on this post ;o) Happy Weekend!!!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/10-ideas-to-get-you-in-mood-for-st.html

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  14. These look great! We have a ST. Patty's Day party to go to! I will try these to bring!! Thanks!

    Sarah
    http://lifewithleahy.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this!! I really want to make them! Great St. Patrick's Day treat!
    Karen

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  16. Hi Nici,
    Great Cookie's to bring in St Patrick's day! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. I love pudding cookies! I'll have to try these for sure. :)

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  18. These look WONDERFUL! I would love for you to come share these on my weekly link up that just went live for the week. http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-4.html

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  19. Oh My These look great! I am going to try this out for sure. I love to find new fun recipes. I found your blog on Mealtime Monday linky party! I have also pinned this!

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  20. Hello! Found you from the Couponing and Cooking hop! I love cookies that are simple to make. These are so cute!

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  21. Those looks great! Festive and yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. Hi, Nici, Just in time!! GREEN! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  23. Featuring YOU today! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/02/15-green-crafts-recipes-fonts-ideas.html

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  24. Oh, I love these! They look so yummy and perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  25. Pistachio cookies ROCK!! These sound great and perfect for St. Patty's Day!
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

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  26. Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your cool idea with us! Stop by again next week and link up another cool idea.

    Have a great week!
    Susie @bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/02/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-3/

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  28. Yummy! I love pistachio anything. My family would have made the same exact comment on the chocolate chips!

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  29. Visiting from DC in STYLE Link UP! You have a great site!!! Looking forward to following along!
    Angela
    http://lemoinefamilykitchen.blogspot.com

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  30. We craft with ribbons and others craft with FOOD! Thank you for creating such a crafty recipe! We are featuring you and 15 of our other favorite Foodie Post today in our Crafty St. Patrick's Day Food Art projects from some of our favorite Bowdabra Friends!

    Congrats!
    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/13/16-st-patricks-day-crafty-recipes/#

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