Pistachio and Chocolate Leprechaun Cookies


Pistachio and Chocolate Leprechaun Cookies 

Ingredients
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3.4 ounces package instant pistachio pudding (dry mix)
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup green M&Ms
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
green food coloring *optional



Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add extracts and pudding mix and eggs one at a time. Beat for 1 minute.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to sugar mixture one a little at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition. Add a drop or two of green food coloring at this point if you want a stronger green color. Stir in chocolate chips, green M&Ms, chopped walnuts, and any other mix-ins you like!
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are turning slightly golden. Let cool and enjoy!

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