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Pistachio Pudding Cookie Recipe
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Pistachio Meltaway Cookies

These easy to make pistachio cookies melt in your mouth and are so delicious! Coated in powdered sugar, an added single heart gives them a cute, Christmas Grinch vibe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pistachio Grinch Cookies, Pistachio Meltaway Cookies, Pistachio Pudding Cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 201.62cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $3


  • baking sheet
  • stand mixer
  • tablespoon cookie scoop


  • 1 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 3.4 oz pistachio pudding instant mix
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 tsps. almond extract *Vanilla works too
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios optional
  • 12 candy hearts red


  • Add butter to a standmixer and beat until fluffy.
    Pistachio Meltaway Cookies
  • Add the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, pudding packet, and flour.
  • Mix until combined. Add in the extract. The batter with not be too sticky.
  • Remove batter and place it into plastic wrap and wrap.
    Pistachio Mexican Wedding Cookie Dough
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, measure out one 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.
    Pistachio Mexican Cookies Dough
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to firm for 5 minutes.
  • Dip them in additional powdered sugar & insert a small candy heart into each. Enjoy!
    Grinch Meltaway Cookies


Nutritional values are meant to be a guide and may vary.  


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 201.62cal | Carbohydrates: 22.18g | Protein: 2.02g | Fat: 11.91g | Saturated Fat: 6.71g | Cholesterol: 27.11mg | Sodium: 167.81mg | Potassium: 49.82mg | Fiber: 0.65g | Sugar: 12.48g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9.06mg | Iron: 0.68mg