Pistachio Wedding Cookies


Pistachio Wedding Cookies are soft, buttery cookies that are a little sweet, a little salty, and a whole lot of deliciousness. These melt-in-your-mouth good cookies just might have you reaching into that cookie jar often this Holiday Season.

Pistachio Wedding Cookies in green Christmas tree bowl

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It’s December and it’s time to talk Christmas Cookies! This time of year you will find me in the kitchen whipping up batches of cookies for annual Christmas cookie exchanges! I usually have 2 or 3 I attend every year. What about you? Do you host or attend any during the Holiday Season?

I find they are always festive and so much fun!  A time filled with friends, laughter, and a big dose of Christmas Spirit!

These cookies are a cross between a shortbread and a traditional wedding cookie. The addition of the pudding mix makes them melt-in-your-mouth y’all! And this velvety texture bakes up the PERFECT cookie in my book!

Not to mention, they are so beautiful covered in confectioners (for you refined friends out there) sugar. Here in the south we affectionately call it Powdered Sugar! And hey, you know it’s winter and I need some snow in my life here in Florida!  A a little dustin’ with this and you have one delicious sweet treat!

Pistachio Wedding Cookies are perfect to take along this year to your Cookie Exchange, Holiday Party or to leave out for SANTA.

How to Make Pistachio Wedding Cookies

First cream your butter until nice and smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and mix until fluffy! Then add in vanilla until combined.

Creamed butter in glass bowl

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl mix together the flour and pudding mix. Then gradually add into butter and sugar. Mix until combined! I used my stand mixer, but if you don’t have one use your hand mixer. Or a little elbow grease works wonders too!

Dry Pistachio Wedding Cookie Ingredients in glass bowl with jello pudding in background

Once mixed, pour onto wax paper and make a dough ball. Wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Pistachio Wedding Cookie Dough Ball

Remove from fridge and use a measuring teaspoon to make a ball. Then press down slightly with the back of the measuring spoon.  I like these cookies a little more flat like a cookie rather than a ball.

Pressing Pistachio Wedding Cookie before baking

Bake for 6 to 9 minutes on 350 degrees! Remove from oven and let cool down for about 5 minutes or so. Roll in powdered sugar and let them completely cool on baking rack. Then store in air tight container. If they last long enough to store 😉

Pistachio Wedding Cookie on tray with pistachios and powdered sugar sprinkled on top

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Pistachio Wedding Cookies

Pistachio Wedding Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: nikki@soulfullymade.com

Pistachio Wedding Cookies are soft, buttery cookies that are a little sweet, a little salty, and a whole lot of deliciousness. These melt-in-your-mouth good cookies just might have you reaching into that cookie jar often this Holiday Season.



  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package pistachio instant pudding mix


  1. In a large bowl, with a stand or hand mixer cream butter until smooth. Add in 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add in vanilla and mix until combined.

  2. In another bowl combine flour and dry pudding mix until combined. Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture until it forms a dough.

  3. Pour dough onto wax paper and form a ball. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Remove from refrigerator and use teaspoon measuring spoon to make a cookie ball. Take back of measuring spoon to slightly press ball.

  5. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake on 350 degree preheated oven for 6 to 9 minutes. Remove and let cool 3 to 5 minutes on baking sheet.

  6. Using remainder of powdered sugar. Roll cookies in sugar and place on wire rack to cool completely. Store in air tight container.

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  1. Linda August 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    These are wonderful and beautiful. I made these for my boss. He loved loved loved them. Thank you so much for sharing. I going home to bake him more for tomorrow.

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  5. Richa Gupta December 10, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    These cookies look amazing!

  6. Christie December 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    These look melt in your mouth delicious! I love pistachios, but never thought to put pistachio pudding in anything. LOVE this idea!

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com December 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Oh the pudding just gives the cookies such great flavor and texture! Thank you <3

      • Irene February 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

        Are these soft and chewy or crispy? Also, can these be frozen?

        • nikki@soulfullymade.com February 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

          These are more on the soft side, as long as you don’t over bake them. I have not frozen these before, but I would not see any reason they would not freeze well.

  7. Carolyn December 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I love the color; so pretty!

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com December 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Carolyn! I love the subtle green too! Perfect for the Holidays! Have a Merry Christmas!! XOXO – Nikki

  8. Jennifer December 8, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    These are so pretty! They would be fun to add to a cookie exchange!

  9. Megan @ MegUnprocessed December 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Pistachios are my favorite!

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    These cookies look amazingly good!!!

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  14. Cindy @CindysRecipesAndWritings December 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    I love pistachios! These sound so good. A bit a green is nice change from all the red too!

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com December 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      I do too Cindy! A little green is always nice 😉 I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season <3

  15. Karen December 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    That green color is so pretty! What a delicious sounding cookie.

  16. Wendy Klik December 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Love pudding cookies and these sound wonderful. I think I will try adding some crushed pistachios to the dough.

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com December 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Wendy that is a fabulous idea! I may sneak some in on my next batch! You can’t go wrong with extra!

  17. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids December 4, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I love how these cookies and sweet & salty!

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  19. Liz @ Books n' Cooks December 4, 2017 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Such a pretty green – these cookies will brighten up any cookie tray this holiday season!

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