St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

With St. Patrick’s Day so close to Easter this year I have gotten a head start on some fun St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas. These dessert ideas are all super simple but are the perfect touch for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

I had featured these Pistachio kisses  on Friday Frenzy link up and it has gotten a lot of pins. I took her idea but changed up the recipe a little bit. The result is a flavorful and festive dessert, Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies. 

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

If you don’t like pistachios then this is not the cookie for you. I guess you can substitute the pistachios with pecans but you can still taste the flavor from the pudding. I think the chocolate kisses compliment these cookies and make for a little ST. Patty’s day  party in your mouth. 

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

The pudding creates this beautiful green dough for these cookies. 

Using a small Ice Cream Scoop make these balls of dough that you can roll into your nuts. These ice cream scoops are used a lot in my cooking from meatballs to cookies, this is a purchase well made. 

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

 

Do I need to spray my cookie sheets?

No need to coat the cookie pans if they are non stick pans. 

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Once you get them out of the oven attach a chocolate kiss to the cookies and allow them to cool completely. 

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Don’t want to give the kids more chocolate, they were tasty sprinkled with a little green sugar too.

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

I also got creative with chocolate with these fun St. Patrick’s day treats. Leprechaun hats were inspired by my Pilgrim hats I made 6 years ago. 

st patick day treats leprechaun hats

How do you pipe chocolate?

I found that melting chocolate discs in a Candy piping bag is a great way to decorate your chocolate covered treats. I just could not stop just one St. Patrick Day dessert today, these cookies were amazing but  I also made some chocolate covered strawberries with clovers. 

decorating with chocolate


st patricks day treats

St. Patrick Day Dessert Ideas Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

make these pistachio pudding cookies for your St. Patrick's day celebration or for anyone that loves pistachios.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 package pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Pistachio or nuts chopped
  • 36 chocolate kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and pudding mix.
  3. After the mixture is smooth, add egg and vanilla, and mix until well-incorporated.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until everything is combined.
  5. Using an ice cream create small balls of dough and roll them in the nuts.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for about 3 minutes, and place kisses in center of each cookie while still warm. Transfer to cooling racks and cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Yield 36 Serving Size 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 102 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 13mg Sodium 81mg Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 1g Sugar 6g Protein 2g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick Day dessert ideas?

7 Comments

  1. I love pudding cookies bc they often have seasonal flavors. Pistachio is year round I believe.

  2. I love pistachios so I will have to try this!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. What a great twist on the traditional kiss cookie. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

  4. Great idea for the St. Patrick’s day! I love pistachios and sweet sweet things, so this is my kind of recipe! 🙂

  5. These little green cookies just scream St. Paddy’s Day! They look delicious and are very cute. The kids would love them here.

  6. I had no idea pistachio pudding was a thing! These are so cute. I love kiss cookies, but I’ve never had a pistachio version before. They are totally perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

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