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Pistachio-Coconut Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and would be fun for St. Patrick's Day as they turn out light green in color. It's a recipe that uses packaged cake mix and pudding mix.

1 package white cake mix
1 package (4 serving) Jell-O instant pudding-pistachio flavor
1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons water
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped pistachios or nut of your choice
1/2 cup angel flake coconut (sweetened)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in bowl.
Blend well.
Drop onto greased baking sheets or parchment lined sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Store in tightly sealed container.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Because of the size I chose for the dropper I only yielded 31 cookies from this recipe. It also took longer to bake them at the larger size and because I put two trays in the oven to begin with. My cookies were soft (the way I like them) with a nice blend of flavors. If you prefer a crispy cookie cook them a little longer.


  1. This is an interesting combination. One we might have to try.

  2. I just baked these cookies and they are a delicious treat.
    Happy Birthday Ellen, wishing you a happy day filled with blessings!

  3. I made these this morning since St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow and I wanted "something green" foodwise :) They are very good but I made a couple alterations to the recipe. I used softened, unsalted butter (1/2 c.) instead of oil and I added a splash of vanilla and used chopped walnuts (because that's what I had on hand). I realized after the first batch that my "drops" needed to be smaller since the dough spreads. I'm going to make these again next week for a friend that's having family visit from out of state. Thanks for the great recipes you share with us :)

    1. Glad you liked them and thanks for the alterations...they sound like they'd add some very nice flavor.

  4. Thanks for the recipe, Ellen! I'll be making these soon, and I think I have all the ingredients on hand. Yea!!

  5. You had me at pistachio and coconut!!! Wow - I'd like one of these right now please.


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