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Cran-Pistachio Cookies

"Prize-Winning Recipe 2010! Pistachios, pudding mix and cranberries stir up with sugar cookie mix for a melt-in-your-mouth cookie."
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1 h servings 93 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mix cookie mix, pudding mix and flour in bowl. Stir in melted butter and eggs until soft dough forms. Add pistachios and cranberries; blend well.
  2. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fingers to slightly flatten.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

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Most helpful positive review

These were excellent and easy! I added white chocolate chips....even better.

Most helpful critical review

I was disappointed in this recipe. I didn't think these tasted like pistachio at all. It tasted like almond extract instead. They're good if that's the flavor you're looking for, but I wanted mo...

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These were excellent and easy! I added white chocolate chips....even better.

Made these cookies for Thanksgiving and were a big hit..they didn't last the day. The flavor is awesome. I plan on making for Christmas and partially dipping them in chocolate.

this is a definite keeper. super easy. i used cherry & white chocolate chips in place of the cranberries - only because i didn't have them on hand. i will definitely try them as written.

If you like pistachio, these cookies are excellent and easy. From package to pan in five minutes!

I have made these cookies about 4 times over the Christmas season and love the recipe. This recipe will be enjoyed for years to come.

I omitted the dried cranberries and extra nuts, and added a splash of both vanilla and almond extracts as well as a 1/4 cup of cream cheese. Everyone loved them!

I made these cookies over the holidays and everybody loved them! They will be an addition to our holiday trays and gift boxes every year!

My co-workers loved these cookies. They are a great change of pace from the ordinary cookie. They are supper easy to make.

While these are great cookies, using melted butter or margarine gives them a runny consistency that makes for a thin cookie. I suggest using butter that is chilled/room temperature.