Green White Chocolate Pistachio Kiss Cookies

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Here is a green cookie recipe that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, or whenever you want a delicious cookie. White chocolate pistachio kiss cookies are delicious all year.

Using a sugar cookie mix and instant pudding, these easy pistachio kiss cookies are ready quickly. The green cookie looks like it was baked by a leprechaun or an elf, depending on the time of the year. The cookies have a light pistachio flavor and a slightly soft texture.

Green cookies with pistachios and chocolate kisses in the middle.

Green Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies

My aunt makes her own version of pistachio cookies every year for the holidays. I’ve always loved the light flavor that’s not overly sweet. This version of pistachio pudding cookies is sweeter thanks to the white chocolate chips and chocolate kisses.

The next time you want a quick and pretty easy cookie, give these pistachio kiss cookies a try. Consider them for Christmas cookies, a lucky St. Patrick’s day dessert, baby showers, or for any colorful event.

Cookie mix, butter, pistachio pudding, chocolate kisses, white chocolate chips, pistachios, and almond extract.

Pistachio Kiss Cookies Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this cookie recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Sugar cookie mix
  • Pistachio instant pudding
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • White chocolate chips
  • Pistachios
  • Hershey Kisses
Pistachio cookies with crushed pistachios, chocolate kisses, and white chocolate chips on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Kiss Cookies Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet.

Add the cookie mix, pudding mix, and flour to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Add in the softened butter and eggs and mix well. The dough will be stiff.

Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Pour the chopped pistachios onto a plate.

Roll the cookie dough into 2″ balls and flatten them slightly using the bottom of a glass.

Dip the edges of each cookie dough ball into the chopped pistachios.

Pistachio kiss cookies on a rack.

Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Any longer than that and the white chocolate chips will start to brown.

Leave the cookies on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Gently press a Hershey Kiss into the middle of each cookie.

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool for 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Green pistachio kiss cookies with white chocolate chips.

Pistachio Kiss Cookies Recipe Notes and FAQ

How to store these cookies.

You can store these pistachio cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Fun facts about pistachios.

  • Pistachios have a good amount of Vitamin B6, fiber, and protein.
  • Pistachios are actually a seed and not a nut!
  • February 26th is National Pistachio Day. In case you need an excuse to bake these cookies!
Yield: 18 cookies

White Chocolate Pistachio Kiss Cookies

Pistachio Cookie Recipe - White Chocolate Pistachio Kiss Cookies

Green cookies for St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, or any day at all. These delicious pistachio cookies with a kiss in the middle are sure to please all year round. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1 pouch sugar cookie mix
  • 1 box Jello pistachio instant pudding, 3.4 oz.
  • 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 24 Hershey kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the cookie mix, pudding mix, and flour. Stir to combine.
  3. Add softened butter and eggs and mix well. Dough will be stiff.
  4. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  5. Pour chopped pistachios onto a plate.
  6. Shape the cookie dough into 2 inch balls and then flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
  7. Dip the edges of each cookie into the chopped pistachios.
  8. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. (If you bake longer, the white chocolate chips will turn brown).
  9. Let cookies remain on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  10. Gently press a Hershey kiss into the middle of each cookie.
  11. Transfer to wire rack to let cool for 20 minutes.
  12. ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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  1. Maryann D. says:

    I love pistachios and know they are good for you! I enjoy them any way I can. This is a wonderful recipe and I did put it on Pinterest!

  2. It’s good that these would keep for a month. Can make them when I have time and they’ll be ready for St. Pat’s day.

  3. vickie couturier says:

    those look so yummy,,i would love to try these out

  4. lissa crane says:

    Every Easter I am in charged of all the cookie baking in my huge, extended family and I will definitely be adding this recipe to my list of usuals! I am a huge pistachio fan and with the addition of white chocolate, this is the perfect cookie to me! I also love that they are that unique color, sure to stand out and be a hit at our holiday dessert table!

  5. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts, I like to eat them during my kids’ baseball games as it helps me to stay grounded!

  6. Ginger Wroot says:

    Oh wow, they look wonderful! Pinned it, to remind me to make these lish looking cookies soon! Thanks!

  7. Cynthia Rusincovitch says:

    My husband is a freak over pistachios and I have been looking for a good treat to make him using them and I think I’ve found it! Too cute and yummy! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  8. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is such a unique cookie idea and they look deliciuos!

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