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pistachio kisses

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

I wanted to try a Pistachio cookie forever. They are one of my favorite nuts and I mean, chocolate, who can resist. This cookie isn't overly sweet so you can play with the Kisses a little. I used the large Hazelnut Kisses (which made these cookies mondo), but the reality was the hazelnut was lost in the pistachio. I am going to try them with a Dark Chocolate Kiss as I like the slightly sweet aspect of the cookie.

(1 rating)
yield 20 cookies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pistachio kisses

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 (3.4 oz)
    box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c
    pistachios, shelled and salted, finely chopped
  • 1
    bag hershey kisses (i prefer dark)

How To Make pistachio kisses

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl cream butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl combine pudding mix, flour, baking powder, and soda, add the chocolate chips and 1/2 C. chopped pistachios.
  • 3
    Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, gently combining. Roll into 1" balls, then roll in pistachios. Place on lined or lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Immediately press a Hershey kiss in the middle of each cookie. Remove cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely.

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