If you like pistachios and cookies, then you’re going to love these chewy pistachio cookies. The buttery and soft cookies with white chocolate chips and chopped pistachios have an incredible flavor and texture!
This recipe works perfectly for St. Patrick’s Day! Check out this excellent collection of Fun & Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!
These chewy pistachio cookies have a mild crunch and a lot of flavor while not being overpoweringly flavored like pistachios. We make these pistachio cookies with pudding mix to create a green color in the dough and help to add in that pistachio flavor we love so much. It also helps the cookies to bake up soft and chewy!
As a bonus, the green color of these pistachio cookies with pudding make them PERFECT for St. Patricks Day! A nice change of pace from all of the green mint recipes like my mint chocolate pudding cookies. Mint is a little overdone for this holiday so offering a different alternative to your holiday parties is a great idea!
How To Make Perfect Pistachio Cookies
There are three kitchen tools that will really help you to pull these cookies together quickly and easily. Making pistachio cookies from scratch is much easier when you have these on hand! Parchment paper, which helps to give you nicely cooked cookies and makes clean-up a breeze.
A KitchenAid Mixer, which saves you from doing any of the mixings by hand, and gets you uniformly mixed dough, and a cookie scoop which gives you the perfectly shaped cookies. The cookie scoops come in various sizes and with them, you can get the perfectly rounded mounds of cookie dough and all of the cookies will be the same size for even cooking.
What Goes Well With Pistachio Cookies?
Many people choose to dip their pistachio cookies in white chocolate so that they look even prettier, but we have white chocolate chips inside so we don’t have to (but you can if you want). Serving up your pistachio cookies with a tall glass of milk or a bowl of chocolate ice cream also sounds lie a great way to enjoy them in the comfort of your own home.
Should I Use Salted or Unsalted Pistachios?
Unsalted! Unless you enjoy the idea of eating a salty cookie, definitely choose unsalted pistachios! If you can find them already shelled that just makes life easier for you, otherwise you’ll have to remove the shells yourself before chopping. If you can’t find unsalted pistachios, consider rinsing the salt off under water and drying the nuts before baking. That could help to remove a lot of the saltiness.
Chewy Pistachio Cookies Ingredients
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1/4 cup milk
-1 small box instant pistachio pudding mix (3.4 oz)
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 cups white chocolate chips
-1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
How to Make Chewy Pistachio Cookies
In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the egg, sour cream, milk and boxed pudding mix.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt & baking soda.
Incorporate the flour mixture into the pudding mixture and then mix until well combined.
Add in the white chocolate chips and chopped pistachios. Mixing until combined.
Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!
Chewy Pistachio Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 small box instant pistachio pudding mix 3.4 oz
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachios chopped
- Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, sour cream, milk and pudding mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt & baking soda.
- Incorporate flour mixture into the pudding mixture and mix until well combined.
- Add in white chocolate chips and chopped pistachios. Mix until combined.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy! Yields 3.5 dozen cookies.
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How To Store Pistachio Cookies?
After your chewy pistachio cookies have cooled completely, you can keep them stored inside of an airtight container or gallon sized Ziploc bag at room temperature. You can keep them like this for up to two weeks, but remember that cookies always taste better fresher!
Can I Freeze Pistachio Cookies?
Absolutely! These cookies freeze really well which means that you can make a batch and stretch it to last as long as possible! A great way to avoid eating too many at one time, and a great way to enjoy a tasty treat whenever the mood strikes. Before eating your frozen cookies, let them thaw at room temperature for a few minutes so that they aren’t so solid.
Can I Use A Different Type Of Chocolate Chip?
Of course you can! While white chocolate chips pair really well with these pistachio cream cookies, a dark chocolate could help to give it a luxurious twist. Choose any chocolate you want and see which one you like best! Let me know in the comments if you tried a different chocolate and how it turns out (I’m curious to know!)
If you enjoyed these Chewy Pistachio Cookies, here are a few more of our favorite cookie recipes you’ve got to try!
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies
- The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Cream Pie Cookies
- Almond Crescent Cookies
- Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Lemon Butter Cookies
- Copycat Swig Cookies
- Eggnog Cookies
You’re going to love these green colored pistachio cookies with pudding mix because they are delicious, soft and chewy! Everything tasty cookies should be! Try these chewy pistachio cookies soon!