Leprechaun Tea Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar

 Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

One of my all time favorite, most addicting cookies, are Russian Tea Cookies, or Mexican Wedding Cookies, or Snowballs, or whatever you might call them. I decided to dub these Leprechaun Tea Cookies, because these are traditional tea cookies, with the “luck of the Irish” mixed in.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This is another Fill the Cookie Jar post in which we share a new special cookie for the month. With St. Patrick’s Day rounding the corner, I had to make something green! Mint and chocolate chips were begging to be added to a new cookie and pistachios rounded out this tender cookie appeal.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

These two flavors are so opposite, yet so compatible, it’s amazing I didn’t eat the entire batch! My kids are enjoying these as an after school snack this week. I will have to add these to my Christmas cookie list too!

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

You see if you can’t stay away from these buttery, sugar coated gems. My finicky shark loves the powdered sugar coating and asked what the yummy frosting was on the outside. I just know I love licking my fingers when I eat these! Ha!

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 box 3.4 oz pistachio pudding mix
1/3 cup roasted, salted pistachios, finely chopped
1 cup mint and dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a stand mixer, combine the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla and pudding mix. Beat until fluffy.
Add the flour, chopped pistachios and mint and dark chips.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Mix until completely combined and dough no longer sticks to sides of bowl.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 1 inch portions and squish into a ball. Roll to smooth.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar by placing each cookie in a large bowl and swirling.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Wait 15 minutes and roll in powdered sugar again. Store in an airtight container at room temperature-for as long as these cookies can last in your house (okay one week.)

Leprechaun Tea Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This recipe makes 50 delectable cookies.

Leprechaun Tea Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 50

Per Serving 84 calories

Fat 4 g

Carbs 11 g

Protein 1 g

50


Leprechaun Tea Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 box 3.4 oz pistachio pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mint and dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla and pudding mix. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Add the flour, chopped pistachios and mint and dark chips.
  4. Mix until completely combined and dough no longer sticks to sides of bowl.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 1 inch portions and squish into a ball. Roll to smooth.
  6. Bake on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar by placing each cookie in a large bowl and swirling. Wait 15 minutes and roll in powdered sugar again.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for one week. Makes 50 cookies.

 


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Comments

  1. cynthial1956 says

    I love pistachio! I have never thought of making cookies with pudding in them. I will have to give these a try. I know they would be great!

  2. cindy says

    Looks good I want to make them but I think I will leave the mint chips out. Not a fan of mint and chocolate together. I love pistachio and chocolate together!

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