These Pistachio Cherry Meltaway Cookies are melt in your mouth delicious! A buttery soft cookie made with a pudding mix and dotted with cherries for the perfect Christmas cookie.
Bet you didn’t expect another recipe from me today! Well hang on because I’m still on my pudding cookie kick and these cookies are just as good as my earlier recipe, Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies. They are also the most perfect meltaway cookies that I’ve ever made.
What’s a meltaway? A meltaway is a cookie with a soft texture, similar to a shortbread, that is made of butter, flour and cornstarch. These types of cookies tend to melt in your mouth and deliver plenty of flavor.
When I first saw this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything I instantly fell in love with it for the holidays. The beautiful green color of the cookies combined with the red of the cherries put it on the top of my red and green cookie list.
The pistachio pudding adds a wonderful flavor but the addition of freshly chopped pistachios puts the flavor over the top. I would recommend buying the pistachios already shelled as my fingers got pretty tired from cracking all the nuts open. (but it was worth it! 🙂 )
These cookies are fantastic for cookie swaps, neighborly Christmas tins and potluck dinners. If you are taking them to a party, you might want to double the recipe as it only makes 2 dozen.
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