Pistachio Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
These cookies are perfect for the holidays with their red and green theme, but they truly are perfect any time of the year!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30 cookies
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup white Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 3.4 oz package Pistachio Pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Flour (Note: the dough will be VERY stiff kind of like play-doh)
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: Substitute out ½ cup of chocolate chips for ½ cup of chopped pistachio nuts.
Preparation Instructions
  1. Start off by getting your oven ready by preheating it to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of your electric stand mixer and cream them together until it's fluffy.
  3. Next up mix in one egg at a time to the batter.
  4. Then add the vanilla to the mixing bowl and combine.
  5. Grab a medium-sized bowl and whisk the flour, dry pudding mix, baking powder, and salt together.
  6. The flour mixture then gets gradually added to the butter and sugar mixture and until it's well combined.
  7. Finally add in the cranberries and chocolate chips and mix briefly until they are evenly incorporated into the dough, which will be pretty stiff at this point.
  8. I used a cookie scoop and over-filled it with dough so that I had about 1½ ounces in dough. Then the cookies are rolled into balls and spaced evenly on a cookie sheet which I lined with a Silpat. I had about 15 cookies per cookie sheet.
  9. Use the bottom of a flat glass and lightly press onto the top of each cookie to flatten slightly.
  10. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes. You are looking for the cookies to be lightly brown on the bottom. Then let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for an extra 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Santa will be very happy with these beauties on Christmas Eve!
Recipe by Can Cook, Will Travel at https://cancookwilltravel.com/pistachio-cranberry-chocolate-chip-cookies/