Grinch Cookies / Pistachio Pudding Cookies

A super easy pudding mix cookie that's soft, chewy, and full of pistachio flavor!
Course Dessert - cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 3 oz. box instant pistachio pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring optional
  • 1 small tube prepared red icing - NOT gel icing it doesn't seem to set
  • recipe from Kraft


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until well-combined.
  3. Add dry pudding mix and beat until well-blended.
  4. Add eggs and beat until well-blended.
  5. Mix in food coloring.
  6. Add flour mixture and beat until combined.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls on lightly greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.
  9. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute before removing to wire rack.
  10. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Use red icing to pipe a small heart in the middle of the cookie. Enjoy!