Total Time
1hr 33mins
Prep 1 hr 25 mins
Cook 8 mins

This recipe was printed in an advertising flyer for a local realtor. My neighbor brought some over after she made them and they were pretty dang tasty. These would make great cookies for St. Patrick's Day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl blend sugar, butter, shortening, almond extract, eggs, pudding mix, and food color.
  2. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix well.
  3. Chill for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 375. Shape into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets leaving 2 inches between coookies. Bake 8 - 10 minutes Immediately remove from sheets and cool on racks.
  5. Preparation time includes chill time.


Most Helpful

These little gems are truly addicting! I made them for St. Patrick's day this year and within 24 my fiance and I had gobbled up the entire patch. I didn't have any almond extract so I subbed vanilla and they still were great. Very subtle flavor that leaves you wanting more. Thanks so much.

Bekah49036 March 19, 2009

This are so incredibly yummy! I experimented a bit. I only have a 2 tbs scoop so the first batched I cooked were a bit too big and underdone in the center, however the underdone center was like a pudding middle so they were still great. I didn't add food coloring (didn't have any) but the cookies came out green anyway (plenty of coloring in the Aldi-brand pistachio pudding). I noticed the sugar browned slightly during baking, and while essential to the taste (dough isn't very sweet), it didn't make a very pretty green cookie. I made these for Christmas so the last batch I made into thumbprint cookies using cherry preserves. They were the best and pretty too!

cartoonbabe December 27, 2008

These were good! I made them for St. Patrick's Day using greem colored sugar to roll them in. They are nice and soft. The flavor kind of reminds me of spritz cookies. A keeper!

JenniferK2 March 18, 2008

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