St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

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St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies – a box of pistachio pudding mix makes these cookies perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

stack of St. Patricks Day Chocolate Chip Cookies St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. When I was growing up it was not 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!

overhead shot of st patricks day chocolate chip cookie

st patricks day chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

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?

Pistachio pudding mix makes these St. Patrick's Day Cookies extra soft and yummy!

These cookies get amazing flavor as well as a little green color from pistachio pudding mix. I still needed to add food coloring though, so if all you have is vanilla pudding, go for it! I don’t like my cookies too brightly colored, so I just used liquid food coloring. If you prefer a more vibrant green, I recommend using gel food coloring.

green chocolate chip cookie with melted chocolate chips

These chocolate chip cookies are always soft and yummy. One of my favorite cookie recipes!

 

How to make St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • instant pistachio pudding mix
  • vanilla
  • green food coloring
  • eggs
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugars, and dry pudding mix in a large bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs (and food coloring if desired). Stir in dry ingredients and chocolate chips.

Scoop onto silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

st patrick's day chocolate chip cookies recipe collage

More awesome St. Patrick’s Day treats:

Shamrock Cookie CupsSt. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookie Cups- such a fun way to serve sugar cookies!

St. Patrick’s Day S’more Snack Mix
Smores Snack Mix for St. Patricks Day

Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
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St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Chip Cookies
St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies – a box of pistachio pudding mix makes these cookies perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant pistachio pudding (just the mix)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or white chips (I use half and half)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, sugars, and dry pudding mix in a large bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs (and food coloring if desired). Stir in dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop onto silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

42

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 105mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 1g
Recipe originally published March 16, 2009 – updated 3/2019.
 

 

 


Comments

  1. matthew says:

    Everyone at work loved these! The pudding made them nice and soft, and the pistachio flavor was a tasty change.

  2. These are so fun! Love the added pistachio flavor!

  3. Courtney O'Dell says:

    I love this fun tip – and the cookies turned out delicious!

  4. These are so fun to make and eat! Kiddos loved them!

  5. Love these! So delicious and such a cute twist!

  6. Sabrina says:

    The best thing about the holidays are the fun and yummy treats! These look delicious.

  7. Just made these and they are amazing! Exact recipe was perfect, thank you!

  8. My cookies are not green!! They taste wonderful! I used Andes Mint Chips instead – do you think that is why?

    • I don’t think the Andes Mint Chips would make a difference. Different brands of pistachio pudding could have more or less green food coloring in them though. Maye that’s it. You can always add your own food coloring if you want. 🙂

  9. Is the puding suppose to be made first, or do you just use the dry mix?

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