Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies

Tender and flavorful, these Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies make a wonderful addition to a tray of festive cookies. These cookies have a hint of green color to them which is given when you add just 3 -5 drops of green food color.

Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies Recipe

Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies

½ cup powdered sugar

½ cup margarine, softened

½ cup oil

1 tsp. almond extract

2 eggs

1 (3 ½ oz.) pkg. instant pistachio pudding and pie filling mix

3 to 5 drops green food color

2 cups flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. cream of tartar

1/8 tsp. salt

½ cup chopped pecans


In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, margarine, oil, almond extract, eggs, pudding mix and food color; mix well.  Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; mix well.  Stir in pecans.  Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheets.                     4 ½ dozen cookies

(Recipe for the Pistachio Pecan Party Cookies was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks, Bake-Off Cookies & Cakes, April 1991)

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