Thursday, March 17, 2011


Looking for a fun St.Patrick's Day Treat? Pistachio cookie with cream cheese icing and a chocolate drizzle. . . anyone would be LUCKY to have one of these. Go ahead give them a try.


1 cup butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
3/4 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 small pkg pistachio pudding mix
2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
Cream together butter, sugar, egg, and extracts. Add baking powder, salt, pudding mix and flour until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll into 1-1/2 tsp balls, and roll in nuts (optional). Place on baking sheet. Press down with a spoon. Bake 350 degrees for 9-10 mins. Cool completely. Frost with icing and drizzle with glaze.

flatten with back of a spoon

drizzle with glaze

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp milk
Cream all ingredients together

1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening
Melt chocolate chips in microwave using 15 second increments, stirring after each. Stir in shortening.
Notes: I add a little bit of green food coloring to both my cookie dough and my icing.

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