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Holiday Pistachio Cookies


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 C vegetable oil
  • 3⁄4 tsp almond extract, optional
  • 1 1⁄2 C white chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 C chopped pistachios
  • 1-3 drops green food coloring, optional


Brooke Meece of Somerset, Kentucky
Member of South Kentucky RECC


Mix the cake mix and pudding mix evenly before adding the eggs, oil, and extract.

Add eggs, oil, and almond extract. (Note: Almond extract adds a more nutty flavor to the cookies.)

Mix together with a spoon until it is a thick dough.

Add white chocolate chips and chopped pistachios, folding into dough.

Add food coloring for a stronger green color.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Makes 1-2 dozen.


MEECE writes, “This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s super easy and tastes homemade. Not to mention the green color of the cookies is great for the holidays. I love pistachios and pistachio pudding and wanted to combine them into something new, as well as an easy go-to recipe. This pistachio cookie definitely does the job. Surprise your family and friends this year with a not-so-common cookie that tastes amazing and looks super festive.”

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