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Pistachio Pudding Cookies

Pistachio Pudding Cookies

I am sure you all remember my confessed love of Pistachio Pudding from my Food Blogger Confessions, Foods I Should Not Love?  I laid my food soul bare for you all, confessing my dirty little food love secrets.

I love pistachio pudding from the box. Oh, do I love it. That and the Filet o’ Fish are my two biggest horrible-for-you food loves. Neither one has any redeeming nutritional qualities, but I don’t care. Yum yum, bring them on!

I was craving it the other day – of course I was, I crave it at least once a month – and purchased two boxes of it. No, this recipe doesn’t need two boxes, I needed to have one in storage for backup, of course. I wanted to try making pudding cookies and of course, plain chocolate wasn’t good enough for this kid.


I mean, come on, of all the puddings, I knew which one I was choosing!



The pudding in the dough makes these really soft and chewy, little decadent bites of heaven. I took these for a special surprise for the kid’s afternoon snack and my daughter exulted that “these are the BEST things I have ever tasted!”.

So either she is seriously deprived, or they really are that good.


Pistachio Pudding Cookies

You know what else these pistachio pudding cookies are?


Oh you still have to make real cookie dough, the pudding is simply a flavor you add to it, but they are still really simple. I really suggest that you roll the tops in pistachios as well, it just takes them over the edge looks and flavor wise!

Happy baking everyone!

Love you more than pistachio pudding,



Pistachio Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Category: cookie


Chewy, rich pistachio pudding cookies, a new family favorite.


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 oz pkg. JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding 3.9 .
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed pistachios


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and Jello together.
  3. Add eggs, cream again.
  4. Combine flour & baking soda in a separate bowl then slowly add to butter mixture.
  5. Once it’s all mixed completely, fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Using a TBSP cookie scoop, create the cookie ball, roll the top in the crushed pistachios, then place onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the cookies bottoms are slightly browned.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheets for at least 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.


  • Serving Size: 36

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.


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  • Reply
    December 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Hi I love pistachio too!! My hubby and I were walking through our Menards store one evening and right on a aisle they had flavorings all kinds of them and one was pistachio! It is wonderful! And have you made the pudding with heavy cream instead of milk?? OMG your going to die it is so good!! So fattening but oh so good. Can’t wait to try your recepie!

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    Kim Lacher
    April 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Hey Karlynn! I’m just curious about the quantity of pudding mix. I bought the 99g box. Your recipe says “1 oz pkg. JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding 3.9 .”…so I converted 1 oz to roughly 28 grams, which I used, and the cookies just didn’t taste pistachio-ey enough. I wondered about the 3.9 oz at the end of the line item, and wondered if it was supposed to say “1 pkg. JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding 3.9 oz.”, but 99g converted to oz is 3.5 oz… ANYWAY, I’m re-attempting this recipe using the full 99 g packet, hopefully these turn out more to my liking. Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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      Karlynn Johnston
      April 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Oh ugh it’s like the text shifted! It’s one 99 gram or 3.5 oz package.

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        Kim Lacher
        April 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm

        Haha ok!! Thanks for clarifying 🙂

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    February 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Do you need to prepare the pudding? Or just use the powder as is?

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      December 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Powder – as it!

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        December 11, 2017 at 8:33 am

        Powder – as is!

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    December 30, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I made these. The only change was to add cranberries instead but of pistachios.

    Best Christmas cookies ever. Period.

    Thank you!

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    Danielle Boyd
    October 23, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    My mother in law gave me a recipe for pistachio pudding CAKE!! I love it so much…..but we only have it during the Holidays…

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 24, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Oh I have a homemade pudding cake in the cookbook! Using boxed mix!

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    Claire Mercer Merkley
    October 1, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Look good! Something new I haven’t seen!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      They are delicious!

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      Claire Mercer Merkley
      October 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      The Kitchen Magpie Saw you on QVC. How exciting for you!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Claire Mercer Merkley it was amazing!!!! So much fun!

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    Cassidy Dowd
    September 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I still need to make these! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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    Gil Livesay
    September 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Worth it just to eat something THAT color.

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    Kristin Blades
    May 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    These are SO good!

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    Tracey L Bureyko
    April 14, 2016 at 6:13 am

    This is a thing? OMG Ive gotta try this recipe \U0001f603

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    Gil Livesay
    April 14, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Something whimsical about them with that hint of green. Want to try.

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    February 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Hi, in step 2, do you mean the pudding mix (powder ) or actually make the pudding as per the package?

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    Marcella Lamb
    January 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Looks delicious !!

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    December 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    So, I made these for Christmas, and I am SO HAPPY that I did!!! Everyone LOVED LOVED them! Best cookies that I have ever baked or eaten!!!  Thank you so much! They were gone in less than five minutes!!!!  haha 🙂

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    December 23, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I love them! I changed it a bit removed 1 cup white chocolate chips and added 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and a 1/2 cup hole pistachios in its place.

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    Clay Pendleton
    December 10, 2015 at 5:55 am

    I could drizzle some white or even dark chocolate over these. The Pistachio Bunt cake with Pistachio Butter Cream Icing recipe on this idea is also pure evilness. It’s too bad they don’t have a Hazelnut pudding to follow on this same line.

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    Kim Daley
    July 31, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I’m the only one in my family who likes pistachio pudding, which means I wouldn’t have to share these!!

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    Sharon Thomas
    July 30, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Might have to try these…after I finish making a Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe I’ve been dying to try! 🙂

  • Reply
    July 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Can I make these today for my birthday party tomorrow evening? Will they still be fine?

    • Reply
      July 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      @Domenick You bet, just make sure to keep them in a closed container!

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    July 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Hi!  I was planning on making these for a party tomorrow – I, too, share a semi-shameful obsession with pistachio pudding mix – and I was wondering if the recipe calls for all-purpose or self-rising flour?

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      July 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      @Amy all purpose! Good luck, I hope you love them as much as I do!

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    April 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    These are a huge hit with all the guys I work with! Thank you for sharing. This recipe is a gem!

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      April 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      @Natasha Fabulous! Thanks for letting me know!

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    February 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    About to make these for Valentine’s Day. Do you flatten them or do they spread flat on their own?

    • Reply
      February 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      @Judy They will flatten out on their own!

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