Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cranberry Pistachio Pudding Cookies


        I love pistachios..love love love them. I love pistachio ice cream, cookies, cake, pudding and just sitting on the couch and cracking their shells open and eating them one by one.

The delightfully chewy cookies are made with a pudding mix that was sent from home. I hoard my pudding mixes because the mixes they sell here are limited to only a few flavors and they don't mix up correctly and have an odd taste to them. I was given a candy cane pudding mix for my birthday and I'm trying to tell myself to just enjoy the moment,don't hoard it, and make it this christmas...maybe with a chocolate pie crust to pour into :)

These cookies are perfect for christmas! They have a wonderful light green color from the pudding mix and the bright red cranberries pop against the green. These are buttery,delicious and will look great on your cookie tray!

Cranberry Pistachio Pudding Cookies

1 cup Unsalted Butter,softened
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 (3.4oz) package Instant Pistachio Pudding mix
2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Dried Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 or 180 celcius. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl,sift together ther flour,salt and baking soda;set aside.

 Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix until creaming,about 4-5 minutes with either a hand held mixer or standmixer. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Add pudding mix and mix until color is uniform.

Add the flour mixture to butter mixture aswell as the vanilla and mix just until combined. Stir in cranberries with wooden spoon.

Drop tablespoon size pieces of dough onto prepared sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes,or until lightly browned around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Yield: 36 Cookies
Source:  Eclectic Recipes