Pistachio Pudding Cookies

I am thrilled to have Aimee from Shugary Sweets here visiting today. Aimee has some amazing recipes on her blog! I always get so excited to see what she is baking up and posting. We have become friends through this whole crazy blogging experience and I can’t wait to meet her someday! I’ll let her take it away now :)


Hey Chef in Training friends! I’m so excited to be posting here on Nikki’s blog today! I have been following her since I started blogging, so it’s been fun to watch how much she has grown, and become friends with her through this blogging community!

My name is Aimee and you can find me over at Shugary Sweets. I tend to share my over indulgence in all things sweet, with the occasional snack or dinner idea thrown in!

When Nikki asked for us to share a cookie recipe, I thought it only fitting to share a pudding cookie recipe. After all, she is the pudding cookie queen! I’ve only begun making this type of cookie, but it’s clearly so versatile when you think about all the options available!

And the pudding keeps these cookies soft, forever…or until the last one gets eaten!

I added some Craisins and White Chocolate chips to mine, because I can. Red, White and Green screams Christmas to me!

Enjoy these delicious cookies! Thank you again Nikki for having me here!


Pistachio Pudding Cookie Recipe:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar 
1 box (3.4oz) pistachio instant pudding mix 
2 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour 
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp kosher salt 
1 cup dried cranberries (craisins) 
2 cup white chocolate morsels 
1/3 cup pistachios, shells removed and chopped

Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. 
Mix in the pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract. 
Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix until combined. 
Fold in cranberries, white chocolate and nuts. 
Drop by tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 11-13 minutes.

Makes 40 cookies. 


**If you enjoyed this recipe for Pistachio Pudding Cookies, you may also enjoy these recipes…

Pistachio Fudge: Creamy fudge with Pistachio Pudding topped with a Dark Chocolate Ganache
Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats: Chewy Krispie Treats with Pistachio Pudding topped with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Watergate Cake: A delicious layer cake with Pistachio Pudding, Coconut, and Pecans


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  1. Elle

    I just love your blog. Everything looks so delicious! I can't figure out what I want to try first.

  2. maria @close to home

    definitley bookmarking this for cookie exchange. Love for you to link this recipe up to friday food frenzy if you have time. Hope to see you there.

  3. mrs. williams

    I think I just found my Thanksgiving cookie - thanks, Amy!!

  4. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Ok, I know I keep saying it but I have GOT to get on the pudding cookie bandwagon. Ok, my mind is made up. Making pudding cookies ASAP!!!! Aimee, these look so wonderful - i love pistachio pudding! And thank you for letting us all guest post this week Nikki ;)

  5. Sarah (Shh..Fit Happens)

    I just came across your site and your recipes and pictures look so good! I just printed out some ideas for turley day! Thank you!

  6. Patricia @ ButterYum

    Well hi there Aimee - so nice to meet you. I"m a scratch baker, but there are few things in this world I like better than boxed pistachio pudding :). We're talking serious love here. And I couldn't agree with you more about the the cranberries and white chocolate chips - great additions. Pinning this yummy recipe - thanks for sharing it.

  7. Judy N

    I made these tonight and must say they are so good. My family doesn't care for craisins and I didn't have any pistachio's so I left them out and added simi sweet chocolate chips. They were easy and delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  8. Sarah (Shh..Fit Happens)

    I just made these cookies over the weekend! They were soooo good. I am not the best baker and usually my family passes on my cookies, but they are asking for more of these! Thanks so much! :)

  9. Kim

    Do you use salted pistachios or natural ones in the recipe? Can't wait to make them:)

  10. Jean

    has anyone tried this recipe with the dark choc. morsels

  11. Robin

    Made these for our annual cookie party over the weeknd and they were delicious! I won 1st prize for best tasting cookies!

  12. Karen Paulin

    Where's the Printer Friendly icon?