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Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

Of all the cookies I prepare at Christmas, these are the most popular. My husband and sons gobble them up so fast, I make at least three batches!—Lynne Ogg, Cedar, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, pudding mix and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 80 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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