Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pistachio Cookies with a White Chocolate Glaze





So in a few weeks we are going on vacation and beforehand me & the hubster wanted to shed a few pounds. We want to shed them so we can gain them back during vacation. So my husband just called me and told me the following.


Husband “Jen, I just ate two donuts, Krispy Kremes”

Me “You bad boy, did you heat them up in the microwave?” (my favorite way to eat them.)

Husband “Yes the first one I did, but the second one I just ate like a shark”

This made me laugh out loud.


PS. Indigo ate like 12 of these which is really shocking, BAD BAD ….I mean thanks for saving my hips lady

PSS. Yes the picture below is of me balancing 2 cookies on a wine glass, I really have no excuse for this food styling choice. No judging please.









INGREDIENTS (makes 10-12)


¾ cup flour
¼ tsp baking soda
1/3 cup butter, softened
¼ brown sugar, + 1 tbs white sugar
2 TBS of Pistachio Pudding Mix
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
2 drops of green food coloring (can be omitted)


· The white chocolate glaze is a handful of white chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of milk, and enough powdered sugar to thicken it to your liking. Simply microwave the chocolate and milk at 50% power until melted then add in the powdered sugar.







DIRECTIONS


Pre-Heat your oven to 375


In a medium sized bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, and pudding mix.


In another bowl beat together your butter, egg, sugars, food coloring, and extract. Combine the two mixes, cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours. When ready fashion those bad boys into medium sized balls.









Place each cookie ball on to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes (just keep an eye on them). The bottoms might be slightly browned, but I will promise you the inside is simply divine. They also hold up quite well…little puffs of joy!








So channel your inner shark and get your eat on.







Adding this to a great site..

48 comments:

Velva said...

Love it! I kept smiling reading the post. Enjoy your vacation.

Velva

P.S. If you are interested in submitting a photo(s) for Wordless Wednesday send me the photo(s) to tomatoesonthevinecooking@gmail.com I would love to host one of your photos. Thanks for inquiring.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulous cookies! So pretty and tempting.

Cheers,

Rosa

Holly said...

Mmmmm yummy!!

Susi said...

Love the color, they sound delicious!

Sue said...

These look really good, and the green is great for St. Patty's day:) Good luck losing the weight, and have delicious fun gaining it back!

Roxan said...

So where are you going on vacation? I hope you post pictures when you get back! I totally get you on trying to lose weight beforehand so you can gain it back while you're there. I also always try that method before leaving for vacation but it never seems to work out for me.
These cookies look great though - pistachio is myfavorite nut. whenever we go for ice cream it's flavor i always pick!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love the green color in these cookies!

Tia said...

these would be so perfect for st patty's day!

Nicole said...

i have to say your are hilarious!!! my husband looves krispy kreme and we always heat them up-- btw-- cookies look so great!

Michael Toa said...

Lovely post. Where are you going on vacation? I'm nosy. :) The cookies look delicious and gorgeous colour too. Love pistachio nuts.

Val said...

I love all of the light in your kitchen!! Girl, do you tweet , facebook, or have an email. I'm going to SD soon...we should have lunch. Email me. = )))

Michael Toa said...

ooohhh... and I am flying back here to tell you how fun! Take lots of photos. :)

Siggy Spice said...

AbFab my friend....absoLUTELY FABulous!

Holly said...

These look soo yummy! Good luck with the lb shedding;)

LDH said...

ha! Smart losing weight before instead of gaining and having to lose! Never easy though!

Especially with pistachio anything cause I LOVE pistachio anything! I am copying your recipe :)

That's Ron said...

mmm! wonderful colours!

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

I love pistachios too. Nigella Lawson wrote the most excellent white chocolate and pistachio cookie recipe ever. It's simply divine !

Lovely photos.

Have a great trip.

Kim said...

I've been eating like a shark all day.

These cookies look wonderful. The color and everything about them screams st. patty's day.

I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Taylor said...

I'm so jealous you are going on vacation soon!! I love the green color of these cookies and they sound delicious!

teresa said...

my husband's been known to drive MILES for krispy kreme. it's a problem, a problem i don't see us fixing for a while.

LOVE the cookies, the flavor sounds wonderful!

Monica H said...

These must be good if she had a dozen of them. I like pistachio pudding, so these sound yum!

aipi said...

Ahh..I love anything pistachios n these cookies look so delicious n what a great color they have..

US Masala

BakingWithoutABox said...

Totally cute food styling. No one can be a hater on that! Have a great vacay!

Monet said...

When I saw the title, I was excited. When I saw the pictures, I was floored! These look AMAZING! Thank you for sharing these sweet treats with me. I adore pistachios!

Jenn said...

Like a shark...LOL.. that made me laugh out loud too!! Too funny!
These cookies sound so good. My dad would go wild over these, he LOVES pistachios. I used to think I was so cool when we'd sit down to watch a John Wayne movie and he's pull out the bag of pistachios and share them with me!! (thanks for the great trip down memory lane!)

Daisy said...

yay for vacation coming up! these look so pretty - like a ST Patty's day treat! :)

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Wow, just look at that color! Beautiful, Jen. I bet they taste even better than they look. I love the flavors you used in these cookies, and that white chocolate glaze? MMM! I think I've died and gone to heaven...

Leslie said...

You HAVE HAVE HAVE to heat them up in the microwave!!!!
Or get them when the "Hot Now Sign" is on!!!!
Beautiful cookies

Fashion Meets Food said...

my dad loves pistachios so I am going to have to make these cookies for him next time I go home!

xo

Reeni said...

I do the same thing - for holidays like Christmas too! Love these cookies - I bet the pudding makes them melt in your mouth!

Kita said...

Oh! Pistachio pudding in a cookie! I love that idea! I was just looking at a recipe that called for pistachios and was shocked at the price, but this would be a great substitute! Thanks for the inspiration.
Also thanks for the kind words today at Chef Dennis' blog! It was fun to be a guest poster!

JennShaggy said...

Gorgeous photos! The cookies look great.

Thank you :) It's so crazy right now, but in the best way possible. It really makes me appreciate every moment.

Hope all is well!

tasha said...

awww! i love pistachio! but i'm really not sure if i can find pistachio pudding mix. ): hehe i hope i do though! (: thanks for sharing all these recipes. <3
xo

Eliana said...

These look and sound super super delish girl.

Raina said...

Too funny! It is so hard to be good when it comes to eating:) These cookies look so pretty and yummy.

I love your wall coloring and tablecloth in the first pic.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I am a sucker for that color. And pistachios. And Krispy Creme. And things that you digest in general. Where are you guys going on vacay? I need some motivation to plan ours!

Peggy said...

Hehe... that convo between you and your hubby sounds like one I would have between me and my fiance! Too funny! These cookies look awesome! Love the green color!

Diana said...

They look amazing!! I love the color on them!
Warming Krispy Kreme in the microwave is the ONLY way to eat them!

Chef Dennis said...

what cute little cookies, I love pistachio, but never thought of using pudding as part of a base to make anything....what a clever idea!
The white chocolate just takes them to another level, I would love to have a few!

Kay Heritage said...

What an absolutely beautiful color on those cookies, Jennifurla! Beautiful.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Those pistachio cookies look great! And I can eat Krispy Kremes like a shark too. :)

Barbara said...

Really a fascinating recipe! Never thought to use pistachio pudding. They look fun, sound delicious and forget those Krispy Kremes! These would be much more to my liking!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Too funny! My hubs and I are very close to pulling the trigger to join WW to get ready for vacay. :-) These cookies look like a great new treat. Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

This look really pretty. I'm already starting to brainstorm green foods for a St. Paddy's Day party next month and I'm going to put your recipe on my list ;)

Rick said...

This is like all of my favorite things in one cookie! I have to try this. Pistachio Pudding mix is my personal crack.

Pam said...

I love the green! They look tasty and fun to eat.

Foodiva said...

I happen to like your food styling choices very much, thank you. Next time you make these incredible pistachio and white chocolate cookies, call me so I can come round for tea!

Jourdan said...

Yummy! thanks for sharing!!
http://jourdanleigh.blogspot.com/2011/03/pistachio-cookies-w-white-chocolate.html