Pistachio Cookie Recipe

Pistachio Cookie Recipe

Ingredients


Cookies

1 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
7 cups flour (you may need more)
1 cup milk
1 box instant pistachio pudding mix
5 tsps. baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts of choice (I used ½ cup each walnuts and pistachios)
10 drops green food coloring
Icing Glaze
2½ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsps. butter, melted
3 Tbsps. milk
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract

Instructions


Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream Crisco, sugar and eggs together.
Add remaining cake ingredients except the nuts to form a soft dough.
Sprinkle in nuts and knead them into the dough.
Pinch off chunks of dough and roll into ping pong size balls, placing them on a non stick cookie tray.
Bake 12-15 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before adding the glaze.
Glaze
Mix glaze ingredients together in a large bowl and spoon over each baked cookie. Allow to set 45 minutes.

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