Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. It's never been one of my favorite holidays because of all that darn pinching. There were always those jerks at school that would just walk around pinching everyone. Then they would laugh and say, "Oh, sorry, I didn't see the green earrings/pin/shoes/belt/shirt that you're wearing." Morons! I sure hated that!
Now that I'm older and most of my friends have outgrown that fun adolescent phase, I find St. Patrick's Day much more enjoyable. And yep, you guessed it, it's because of all the fun recipes that go along with the holiday. I love coming up with yummy green treats to make for my kiddos. Holidays just wouldn't be the same without all the great food, would they?
These cookies can be made with any kind of pudding, but I used pistachio because I wanted them to be green. I still needed to add food coloring though, so if all you have is vanilla pudding, go for it! They are always soft and always yummy. One of my favorite cookie recipes.
St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 3oz box instant pistachio pudding
1 tsp vanilla
Green food coloring (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips or white chips
Cream butter, sugars, and pudding mix. Beat in vanilla and eggs (and food coloring if desired). Stir in dry ingredients and chips. Drop by spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.