Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Cran-Pistachio Cookies

See also

Christmas cookie season is here! Everyone has their own traditions of baking, decorating, purchasing or even just eat their favorite cookies this time of year! However, many cookies can be high fat and calorie content! Here is a festive cookie, brought to you by Betty Crocker, that is only 145 calories per cookie!

Cran-Pistachio Cookies

◦1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
◦1 box pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix (serving size 4, a small box)
◦1/4 cup flour or whole wheat flour
◦1/2 cup butter, melted (or margarine)
◦2 eggs
◦3/4 cup dry roasted salted pistachio nuts, chopped
◦1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
◦optional - green food coloring (if you want extra festive cookies)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.In a large bowl stir cookie mix, pudding, and flour. Add melted butter and eggs and stir until incorporated.

3.Add pistachios and cranberries and mix well.

4.Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten with fingertips.

5.Bake for 8-10 minutes. The only way you can ruin these cookies is to over bake them! If you bake them too long you will lose the soft texture and they won't be as green. They will not look done but take them out and let them sit on the pan for about 2 minutes.

6.Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts* per cookie

Calories: 145 Carbs: 22g Fat: 4g Protein: 2g Sodium: 159mg Sugar: 12g

*Nutrition facts are based on estimations using MyFitnessPal



  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Recipe 101

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!