Chewy Pistachio Pudding Cookies

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Indulge in these delightful Chewy Pistachio Pudding Cookies, a treat that combines the rich, nutty flavor of pistachios with a chewy, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are sure to become a favorite among friends and family. With a touch of almond and vanilla extracts and a hint of green food coloring, they are as visually appealing as they are delicious.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring


Cream the Butter:

  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy.

Combine Ingredients:

  • Add powdered sugar, pistachio pudding mix, vanilla extract, almond extract, and green food coloring to the butter. Beat until thoroughly combined.

Incorporate Flour:

  • Slowly mix in the flour until a cohesive dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes or refrigerate for an hour to firm up.

Prepare for Baking:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Form Cookies:

  • Use a 1 ½ tablespoon scoop to form dough balls. Arrange on the baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.


  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


These Chewy Pistachio Pudding Cookies are a delightful addition to any dessert table. Their unique flavor and texture will impress your guests and leave everyone wanting more. Enjoy these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea, and savor the delicious blend of pistachio, almond, and vanilla in every bite. Happy baking!

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