[Recipe] Cindy-Lou’s Grinchy Who-Wuzzles (Pistachio, White Chocolate, and Cranberry Cookies)

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“You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch…”

Growing up, my most favourite thing about Christmas was The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I LOVE The Grinch! To this day, I can still recite the entire story start to finish without missing a beat. My sister still calls me to let me know when it’s on TV.

While these cookies aren’t quite as green as The Grinch himself, I still think they pay a pretty good homage to my scowly green friend. Now don’t worry – I didn’t use termites, garlic, or bad bananas with greasy black peels in this recipe. I did use pistachio pudding mix, white chocolate, and cranberries though, and they are one fantastic little creation. If you’d like them to be a bit greener, just add a bit of green food colouring to the dough when mixing.

I had a very hard time trying to figure out what to call these little cookies. Grinchy morsels? Who-Wuzzles? No one would know what I was talking about. I did settle on a ridiculous name for now, but included a description in the title of this post to give a bit more detail. If anyone comes up with a good name for these, pass it along!

I should also mention that these little cookies were a huge hit with my co-worker cookie testers. I made these cookies to be about the size of a toonie, so the batch makes plenty to share. Or just grab yourself a glass of milk and a little plate of these for yourself.

Don’t forget though to save some for Santa!

[Recipe] Grinchy Who-Wuzzles

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg instant pistachio pudding mix
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries

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Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix the flour and baking soda together in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth and fluffy.

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Beat in eggs and vanilla just until incorporated.

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Mix in the pudding mix.

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Now incorporate the flour mixture until all of the flour is just incorporated.

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Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries.

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Drop by tablespoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roll each drop into a ball.

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Bake for 7-8 minutes, maybe longer, depending on the size of the cookie you’re baking. Bake just until you start to see them brown a tiny bit at the edges.

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Serve with a big glass of milk. Santa will appreciate it.

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