pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix OR make your own sugar cookie mix
package (4-serving size) pistachio instant pudding/pie filling mix
C. all purpose flour
C. (1 stick) butter, melted & cooled
C. salted pistachio nuts, chopped
C. dried craisins, chopped
SUGAR COOKIE MIX
C. sifted flour
t. baking powder
Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla. Add egg, beat till light & fluffy. Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients & blend into creamed mixture.
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, pudding mix and flour. Stir in melted butter and eggs until soft dough forms. Add pistachios and cranberries, mix well. Using teaspoon or cookie scoop, roll into 1 inch balls and flatten slightly. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool minimum 2 minutes, remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. OPTIONAL: Add 6-8 drops of green food coloring if desired. I added neon green to these, and hate to say, I don't like it! LOL I think regular green food coloring would probably look better.