Lucky Leprechaun Cookies


These fun St. Patricks Days cookies have a secret ingredient- magic leprechaun dust (pistachio pudding mix)! So much fun to make with young kids but adults will too appreciate the yummy almond flavor!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 oz water
  • 1 egg
  • 23.4 oz packages pistachio pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • green decorating sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and vegetable oil in a bowl till combined.
  3. Add water and egg, beating until smooth.
  4. Add pudding mix, almond extract, salt and baking powder, beating until smooth; stir in flour.
  5. Scoop dough by the teaspoon, rolling in the palm of your hands to form smooth balls; place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Using the bottom of a glass, dip in green decorating sugar and slightly press down on tops of cookies.
  7. Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
  8. Remove warm cookies from baking sheet and let cool completely on cooling rack.