Lakin/Thompson Recipes

Leprechaun Cookies

"St Pattie's Day Favorite"
  1. 1 cup butter softened
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  6. 3.4 ounces package instant pistachio pudding (dry mix)
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 1/4 cups cups all-purpose flour
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  12. 1/2 cup green M&Ms
  13. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  14. green food coloring *optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375° 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 and chopped walnuts or pistachios.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop or Tablespoon, drop cookies on baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are turning slightly golden.
  4. Let cool on the pan a couple minutes then move to a cooling rack.


"Great with mashed potatoes and peas"