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Dec 3, 2008 06:10 PM

Missing Pistachio cookie recipe

Hi Everyone, A few years ago the Washington Post's annual Xmas cookie guide had a recipe for cookies that included 2 boxes of instant pistachio pudding mix. My wife wants me to make them again for a cookie exchange next weekend but I seem to have misplaced the recipe. Can anyone help me out?



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  1. Hey Dave,
    Never saw that recipe, but I have a recipe for Pistachio cookies that uses pudding...... does this sound like it?

    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup water
    1 large egg
    2 packages (3.4-oz. each) pistachio instant pudding mix
    1/8 teaspoon pistachio flavor OR 1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 cups flour
    1/2 to 2/3 cup chopped pistachios

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

    Beat the butter, sugar, and vegetable oil in a bowl till combined, then add water and egg, beating until smooth. The mixture will look curdled at first, but will become creamy as you beat. Add the pudding mix, pistachio flavor, salt, and baking powder, beating until smooth. Stir in the flour and nuts.

    Drop the dough by the tablespoonful (a tablespoon cookie scoop works well) onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2" between cookies. Flatten the cookies, if desired, using a fork, the flat bottom of a drinking glass, or the end of the pusher from your food processor. If you don’t flatten the cookies, they’ll bake up in softly flattened mounds; they’re lovely either way.

    Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until they’re starting to brown on the bottom. Remove them from the oven, and cool right on the pans.

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    1. re: janetms383

      Thanks, Janet. As it turns out, I was mistaken. The recipe wasn't in the Post, it was in my King Arthur Flour Cookie cookbook, and what you offered is the same recipe.