Mar 6, 2014

Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies


Did you wait until the last minute to make something for a Christmas Cookie Exchange? No worries- these cookies come together quickly by using mixes. Dress them up with some chocolate and nuts, and you have a fun treat with the great taste combination of chocolate and pistachio!



Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies  Print Recipe
Makes about 36 cookies

1 pouch (1 lb, 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix
1 box ( 3.4 oz.) pistachio instant pudding mix
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
chopped nuts (I have used pistachio nuts and pecans. They're both delicious)
36 unwrapped chocolate kisses



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Pour a thin layer of nuts on a plate and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, pudding mix, and flour. Whisk to combine well. Set aside.
3. Whisk together cooled melted butter, eggs, and food coloring, if using. Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
4. Roll 2 tablespoon-size balls of dough. Flatten slightly, and roll edges in nuts. Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake until cookies are just barely beginning to get any golden color, about 9 minutes. Place cookie sheet on a wire rack and immediately push a chocolate kiss into the middle of each cookie, pushing about halfway down.
5. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove cookies onto wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.



Cook's notes: 1. The cookies are pretty without the added food coloring, they're just a very light shade of green. 2. The pistachios I used were roasted and salted. If you like a sweet/salty combination, you'll love it. If you don't care for sweet/salty, use pecans or walnuts.

While the cookies are still warm, the kisses hold their shape but are soft and melty ♥


Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies may have been taken to some of these fun parties!


Last month, I filled the cookie jar with Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies:


If you'd like to bake with the Fill The Cookie Jar group, please contact our fearless leader, 
Cynthia at Feeding Big:






50 comments:

  1. Joy this looks like the perfect cookie! Each one is shaped to perfection and they look delicious too :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  2. chocolate and my favorite pistachios! yum...Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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  3. These sound wonderful... and yes I did leave mine to the last minute as you can see with my post. :)

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  4. Oh these look so yummy! I bought a TON of Valentine Kisses on sale after Valentine's day....now I can make these yummy cookies to use some. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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  5. Yum! Those look so pretty as well! Pistachios are very popular right now -- love all the Stephen Colbert commercials for them!

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  6. Hi Joy, your cookies sound and look absolutely delicious. I'm a fan of almost every variety of nuts and just might have to make these cookies.

    I linked up my recipe here since the code did not work on my site.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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  7. Joy, this are tasty sounding. Love to bake cookies. These have all the right stuff! Have a great weekend.

    Linda

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  8. Yum!!! I bet they're delicious!

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  9. I love pistachios! Your cookies look delicious, especially with the crushed nuts and chocolate kiss. Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  10. Joy, these are fabulous! How did I not think of pistachio for a St. Patricks cookie? I love pistachio nuts, and pudding! You have inspired me to bake another round of St. Patricks Day treats this year! Hope you are having a great week :)

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  11. Sooo prettty and yummy looking, Joy. Thank you for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday St. Patrick's Party. Your recipe is definitely a keeper =)

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  12. My son loves those kisses but I don't think we can get them in the UK - great recipe though.

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  13. Hi Joy,
    These look so pretty and sound delicious! My grandmother made a pistachio cake with pudding mix that was delicious, so I imagine these are yummy as well.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  14. These sound perfect for St. Patricks Day! =)
    Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned!

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  15. I love pistachio pudding! I already have a cake I make with it, and now I can try these cookies, too! Thanks for the cute idea!

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  16. These look so good! Such pretty photos as well. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

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  17. G'day! I felt like I was kissed by your cookies today Joy!
    View as party of this week's Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick's Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks also for all you do!

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  18. These cookies are so stinkin' cute! Pistachio pudding is my favourite flavour of pudding. I'd love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday. A new party starts every Monday night, so you still have time to link up this week!
    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2014/03/simple-supper-sunday.html

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  19. Joy, These look delicious and I'm pinning to my cookie board. Your photos are superb too!

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  20. I love the way these cookies look and the pistachio flavor must be terrrific. So glad you brought them by foodie friday.

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  21. These look heavenly! I love pistachio and the kisses look so pretty.

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  22. These looks so yummy and sound so easy to make.
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen.

    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/03/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-75-oreo-frogs.html

    Have a great weekend

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  23. I love unique cookies, and these look so yummy! Found you over on Weekend Potluck :)

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  24. You always have such amazing recipes Joy. I LOVE pistachios so I must try these. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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  25. These sweet treats look irresistible. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Have a great week ahead and we'll look for you at next week's party.

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  26. Ok, I need these cookies in my life - like NOW! Love making new cookies and I can't wait to give these ones a try. :) Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays!!

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  27. Your cookies look amazing! Thanks for linking up at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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  28. Dear Joy, these cookies look so good. I love how simple and festive they are. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Blessings, Catherine

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  29. I love anything with pistachio in it. Never seen cookies like this, can't wait to try them.

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  30. Hi Joy,
    My husband is going to just love your Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies, he is a big pistachio fan. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  31. These look wonderful! As someone who is not a huge fan of mint I love the use of pistachio in a St. Patty's day dessert.

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  32. Visiting from Friday Frenzy. My husband loves pistachio anything. I think these would definitely be a hit.

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  33. Hi! Found this on Friday Frenzy. They look amazing! Great recipe!

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  34. I RARELY comment on recipes, but these look AMAZING! I love pistachios and any recipe that uses pistachio pudding mix. I can't wait to try these!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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    1. Oh, Tasha, thank you so much! We really enjoyed them- I hope you do, too! Thank you for coming by and for commenting! :)

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  35. Thank you for stopping in and linking, Joy. I hope your husband is feeling better.
    These cookies are so pretty and I like the idea of using pistachio for St. Pat's. And of course, melty Hershey's kisses!

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  36. These look so good! I love cookies with kisses in the middle and the addition of the pistachio pudding mix sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing - pinning.

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  37. Pinning and can't wait to make. Thanks for sharing. I wish I good eat one right now!

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  38. Sadly, we can't get pistachio instant pudding mix in my part of the world. If we could I would definitely be trying these cookies - they look gorgeous, and pistachio and chocolate is such a winning combination.

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  39. I spotted this cookie picture last week and couldn't wait to find a spare moment to get over here and comment on it! I've been imagining the cool, refreshing taste ever since! My all-time favorite flavor is the peanut butter-chocolate kiss combination, but this one might just top that! And then you've made it so easy with the packaged pudding base. Would look great in a Christmas selection too if you missed last Monday!
    Having a very busy few weeks here, but I'm making these for sure as soon as I can!
    Thanks!

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  40. oh these look beautiful and I bet taste delish!! thanks for sharing with us!

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  41. Pistachios are without a doubt one of my favorite things to eat. Pair them with chocolate and all I can say is ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Didn't anybody tell you I'm on Weight Watchers?!

    Thank you for linking up your fabulous blog at our social media blog hop Joy!

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  42. Great idea! They are so pretty and look so soft.

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  43. I love your cookie recipes, always yummy and beautiful. Makes me want an old fashioned cookie jar!

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  44. They look brilliant Joy, I love how you've added the chopped nuts around the edges. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up with us again this weekend, I'd love to see you there :) Have a great weekend!

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  45. This looks like so much fun! I bet the kids (and me) would love these. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  46. Oh my Joy, these look sinful and I absolutely love pistachio, so I truly want to try. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cookie Swap and have totally pinned!!! :)

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  47. These are fantastic, I love pistachios!!! Thank you for sharing at the Cookie swap party, pinned! xo

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  48. I love the pistachio pudding in these cookies! They sound so delicious!

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  49. ohhh my god this Pistachio cookies looking so much pretty and delicious.color and flavor of it amazing.Thanks for sharing this much good food recipe.

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