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
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!