St PATRICK’S DAY PISTACHIO COOKIES
If you are looking for the perfect cookie this St Patrick’s day then you should look no further than these St Patricks Day Pistachio Cookies. They are so sweet and delicious, and of course, with the green color and sprinkles, it really takes the theme to a whole new level. Everyone wants a bit of green energy on this Irish holiday, and these are just the perfect cookies to transport you to the Green Isle.
This is a great recipe for anyone who is a fan of pistachios it really transforms the flavors of the cookies and gives them an edge over any other cookies you might want to create. The subtle nuttiness works really well with the sweetness of the cookie. A delicious and fun way to celebrate the 17th of March.
Why do we love these St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cookies?
We love how the pudding mix acts as a bit of a hack for this cookie recipe. You have some of the main components of the cookie recipes you may know and love, but the pudding mix adds flavor and helps with the texture. You don’t have to wait too long to create a fun cookie that everyone will love. They are baked in 10 minutes, how great is that?
You will love the flavors of this cookie. The subtle hint of pistachio really works and adding a little bit of food coloring helps you to elaborate on the theme. They are just fun cookies to make and a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s day with your friends and family.
Ingredients – What you need for the St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cookies
When it comes to dry ingredients this is one of the staples you will find in most cookie recipes. Flour provides the base and structure for the cookie dough and is usually one of the main ingredients. We like to use all-purpose flour and you will need 1 2/3 cups for this pistachio cookie recipe. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture.
Pistachio Pudding Mix
This is the secret ingredient to these incredible chewy pistachio cookies. The pudding mix makes the cookies fluffy and provides some texture and all of the pistachio flavors you need to create them. You just need one box of the instant pistachio pudding mix.
Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie and is essential. You need just 1 tsp for this recipe.
For this recipe, you need 3/4 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. Unsalted butter is best for this recipe so you can control the flavor.
Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/2 teaspoon.
Brown sugar is another ingredient that we see so often in cookie recipes. It will help to give that chewy texture we know and love when it comes to cookies. You only need 1/4 cup of it and it will produce incredibly chewy cookies.
White granulated sugar adds sweetness to these cookies and helps with the texture. You need 3/4 cup for this easy cookie recipe.
One large egg is the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The egg yolk also helps to create a chewy texture.
Green Food Coloring
This is what will help to really enforce that St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and a little green food coloring goes a long way.
This will be melted and will add a touch of sweetness to these delicious green cookies. You will need 3 oz’s for this recipe. We used almond bark but you can use any white chocolate you like.
You have you get yourself some St Patrick’s day themed sprinkles to just finish these cookies off.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I store the St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cookies?
They are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They are best to be consumed within 3-5 days.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Sure you can! Freeze them individually and then add them to a freezer bag. You would need to have eaten them within 3 months. Which we are sure you will have no problem with.
What is the secret to the right consistency and rise for these cookies?
There are two things you need to consider. The temperature of your butter and how long you beat the butter with the other ingredients for. The temperature of the butter shouldn’t be too warm, you just want to ensure that the butter is softened. If it is too runny you will get very flat cookies. If you overmix the butter with the other ingredients before you add the flour it can also cause these cookies to be flat and not have the right texture.
How to make the St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cookies
When it comes to baking cookies you need to start off by gathering all of your ingredients together. Then you will want to preheat the oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt then set aside until you are ready for the flour mixture.
In a mixing bowl beat butter, sugars, egg, and food coloring together until smooth. You could use a hand mixer for this if you wish. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Scoop cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet. You could use a cookie scoop for this to help you evenly distribute the cookie dough mixture. Then bake in your preheated oven for 10 minutes. Once baked you can then cool the cookies on a wire rack.
Melt the almond bark in a small bowl in the microwave for 30-second intervals stirring each time until smooth. Don’t do this for too long as you don’t want to burn the chocolate.
While the cookies are on the cooling rack you can then cover ½ of each cookie with the melted chocolate and add your chosen themed sprinkles over the chocolate. Make sure you allow time to set. Then you can enjoy your green St. Patrick’s day cookies.
Take the St Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cookies to the next level
If you like the idea of a theme then you could invest in a shamrock cookie cutter to make them look very authentic.
We used almond bark for this recipe but you could use a cup of the white chocolate chips instead. They will taste just as good. You could also sprinkle some white chocolate chips on the cookie along with the sprinkles.
You could add a little green color to the melted almond bark to keep everything green for these St Patrick’s Day cookies.
Another option is to use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer those flavors. This is down to personal preference.
St Patrick’s day pistachio cookies
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 box instant pistachio pudding mix
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cups butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 oz white chocolate *I used white almond bark
- green food coloring
- themed sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl whisk together flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt – set aside.
- In a mixing bowl beat butter, sugars, egg, and food coloring together until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Scoop cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet, bake for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
- Melt the almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring each time until smooth.
- Cover ½ of each cookie with the melted chocolate and add themed sprinkles over the chocolate, allow time to set.
Hi. I believe your recipe as listed today is incomplete. There isn’t a measurement listed for granulated sugar which I’m guessing there must be some considering the pictures and multiple mentions of “sugars.” I’m currently baking based on an assumption of how much. We’ll see how it turns out.
Hi Jade, I apologize for that and appreciate you letting me know, I have updated the post and added the measurement which is 3/4 cup of white sugar. I hope you enjoy the cookies 🙂