Monday, November 18, 2013

Pistachio Cranberry Cookies


Looking out the window I see a beautiful covering of snow on the trees, and so that turns my thoughts to Christmas. I love to bake cookies and will share a festive cookie recipe today. I usually make quite a variety for Christmas and I like to fill plates with cookies and give them away to family and friends. If you want less sweetness in this cookie you can omit the white chocolate chips and double the amount of pistachios.


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix..my box says 468 g
  • 1/2 of a small box of instant pistachio pudding and pie filling (approx 1/3 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. In your mixer, combine cake mix, pistachio pudding, eggs, and oil until just blended.
  2. Stir in cranberries, pistachios and white chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  4. Bake in 350º oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until edges start to become golden in color.
  5. Leave in pans for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Yields: 2 dozen

15 comments:

  1. Mmm, my sister LOVES pistachios and I'm sure she'll enjoy these cookies. I'm adding this recipe to this year's Christmas baking list.
    Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Mrs.B

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  2. Betty, because cake mix box sizes are shrinking, could you share the ounces in the mix? Perhaps grams is how it is done in Canada.

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    1. Sorry about that Vee..I have now updated that in grams.

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  3. These sound quick and simple to make and yummy! I am pinning the recipe to try :)

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  4. These look delicious! Are they soft or crispy? Thanks for posting this.

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    1. These cookies are slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are so good:)

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  5. Do you use dried cranberries (i.e. Craisens)? Thank you.

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    1. I used fresh cranberries but I am sure you can use craisins instead.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will definitely try it out.

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  7. Hi, these look beautiful, I am in Australia, can you please tell me what I could use in place instant pudding/pie mix. Im good with the cake mix. Kind regards, Tania

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  8. Tania, I don't really know what could be substituted for the pudding/pie mix. You could try leaving it out, you might still end up with a good cookie. Let us know if you try that, okay?

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  9. thank you so much Betty, yes I will let you know how I go. kind regards, Tania

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  10. I'm having a hard time finding the pistachio pudding and pie filling, can I substitute instant pudding??

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    1. I assume you can't find instant pistachio pudding? If you can't find pistachio, you can use instant vanilla pudding, it will just change up the taste a bit.

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