A fun cookie to make and quick to make. It only takes a few ingredients and most of them you will have on hand. The recipe uses a small box of instant pistachio pudding mix, biscuit mix, oil, egg and a snack size bag of shelled pistachios. It makes between 12 to 18 cookies depending on the size. The perfect size batch for when you only cook for one or two people or need a quick cookie for lunches.
I like this recipe and have had it many years. You can use any flavor of instant pudding to make different cookies. There is no need to use an electric mixer because this recipe will stir right up and the batter is dropped from a teaspoon on to the cookie sheet. In less then a half hour you are done which makes this a very quick and easy recipe. It is also quite frugal because you can use the low cost brands of pudding mix. I make my own biscuit mix for half the cost of buying commercial mix. The link to the DIY biscuit mix is posted below.
Pudding cookies was the first recipe I posted on this blog in December 2010 for a blogger friend who was learning to cook for himself. There was no pictures, just several recipes and a narrative on how my family made do during a bleak time. Then in 2012, I reposted most of the recipes with pictures and deleted the early posts but this first one. In 2013, I didn’t post because I could not afford internet service, but when I came back the following year, I found the blog was still here and I had a following. It has been a hobby ever since. Life does get in the way and I post when I have something good to share. There was a illness and death in the family before Thanksgiving that kept me busy. Things are now getting back to normal and when I checked my neglected blog last night I discovered I had 3,000 plus views the day before Thanksgiving for my peach pie recipe, that I posted four years ago. I find that amazing, just like the first time coming back in 2013. Who would of thought 2 cans of sliced peaches and premade pie dough recipe would be so popular?
Pistachio Cookies (Small Batch)
Use only instant pudding mix. Cooked pudding mix will not work and the cookies will fail.
- 1 1/4 cup biscuit baking mix (Bisquick)
- 1 box instant pistachio pudding mix (3.4 ounces)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet with vegetable spray or parchment paper.
Mix ingredients in a mixing bowl. Drop by spoonful on a greased baking sheet and flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 8 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. Makes a soft cookie.
Homemade biscuit mix: