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Good Luck Irish Cookies

To top off the meal, Connie bakes these appropriately Irish cookies. "But they taste good anytime," she says. "You can even change the food coloring to fit other holidays." —Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 12 min./batch
  • Makes
    64 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and pudding mix until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. If desired, add food coloring. Whisk flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips and nuts (batter will be stiff). Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough and shape into balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 102 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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