Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pistachio-Cran Cookies

This recipe was so stinking easy and is suitable for beginner bakers.  I added the white chocolate on top and in hindsight, I will dip half the cookies in the melted white chocolate rather than try to drizzle it over the cookie.  I actually FORGOT to put any of these in the cookie box for me and my daughter....hmph! Oh well lets make some more huh? Haha! I hear they were wonderful though.

Pistachio Cran Cookies
(Courtesy of Betty Crocker)

1 Pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 box (4 serving size) Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter - melted
2 eggs
1 cup dry roasted salted pistachios -chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries - chopped

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, pudding mix and flour. Stir in melted butter and eggs until soft dough forms. Add pistachios and cranberries; mix well. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fingers to slightly flatten. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

I melted 1/2 bag of Ghiradelli White Chocolate Chips in a double boiler and drizzled over the top of these.  Ok well, not a double boiler as I do not even own one BUT I did put about 1/2" of water into a frying pan, brought to a boil, turned off the water and put the chips in a glass bowl and set into the water.  In about 5 minutes they were melted!  Enjoy my friends!


  1. Hey there little "MISS KELLI KROCKER"! LOL~~~~WOW...your table of cookies looks amazing! I believe you could do your own "order out" bakery! Thank you for all the recipes for us to borrow and sweet of you! The toffee recipe looks amazing, too! You have been one busy baker indeed! Santa is going to love stopping by your house for a little R&R!!! :o) Love~Tory xo

  2. Ok Kelli you are killing me here LOL. You keep posting all these easy delicious looking recipes. I am overwhelmed on which ones to try to make first!!!!

    I always bookmark and save so many recipes but I can't seem to fit them all in my schedule LOL.

    I wish you lived near me so then I can hop over your house for a treat!

  3. Aww thanks you two! I would TOTALLY have you guys over and cook for you...I LOVE having people over lol