Best Cookie at the Party!

post-image-pcI know you usually expect healthy recipes from me, but can we just take a little break for a minute? Long enough for me to give you a recipe that will make you famous among your friends and family. Seriously, I can never take this cookie to any party or gathering without being begged for the recipe.

Which is part of why I am posting this recipe on the blog. Now I have an easy way to share it. But since you’re here, if you need some healthy eating or organizing tips, get your Top Ten Tips for a More Organized Life HERE – but just don’t forget that a little bit of dessert is fully endorsed by me!

(In fact if you want a little coaching about why it’s actually healthy to eat dessert, check out my post Five Healthy Reasons You Should Eat Dessert. Sadly, I’ve had to learn from experience why banning sugar and pleasure foods is not in our best interest. I’d love your comments on this post…)

And now…the recipe.

(You’re going to be very popular at the holiday parties.)

(You’re welcome.)

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Pistachio cookies

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 c. butter, softened to room temperature

1 t. vanilla

2 3.4 ounce pkgs. instant pistachio pudding

I egg

2 c. flour

1 cup chocolate chips

Sift nuts from pudding mixes. Add softened butter, pudding, and powdered sugar to the bowl. Cream, then beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Don’t overbake!

Cool completely and frost with recipe below.

Frosting

1 ½ powdered sugar

1 T. butter, softened

1 t. almond extract

1 pkg. cream cheese

1-3 T. milk or cream

Additional Ingredient

Chocolate bar or additional chocolate chips, melted

Drizzle melted chocolate over top.  Do not stack when storing.

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