Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Blarney Stones

June 28, 2012Teresa

Blarney Stones are super good. They’re filled with butterscotch chips, pistachio nuts, almond extract and pistachio pudding mix which provide simply spectacular flavors to these cookies. Plus all the green food coloring makes them look like “Blarney Stones!” These soft cookies are some of our family’s favorites and I have made them several times for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza.

Blarney Stones are not only terrific to the taste buds, they’re also very easy to put together. They’re a great tasting cookie for kid’s parties, potlucks, St. Patrick’s Day, holiday baking and any family get together.

Blarney Stones are so good and have such wonderful flavor that you should consider adding them to your regular cookie collection–and certainly to your holiday baking collection.

Our family have enjoyed Blarney Stones from the very first bite. I think you will find them just as delightful as we do. There’s no blarney about these cookies. They’re the real deal!

When I first posted Blarney Stones back in June 2012 I was very dissatisfied with the pictures. So I recently remade the recipe (January 2015) and updated the pictures. Hopefully, they are a little clearer and not quite so grainy this time around.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Blarney Stones are wonderful cookies for the holiday season.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Blarney Stones are filled with pistachio pudding mix, pistachios, almond extract and butterscotch chips.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Here’s a close up view so you can see the texture.

Here’s what I did.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

I used these ingredients.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Soften butter and put in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, almond extract, pistachio pudding mix, green food coloring, baking soda and vanilla. I add all leavening ingredients at this stage of mixing so they will mix thoroughly with the batter.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Mix all ingredients together. 

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies and cakes. Add butterscotch chipsAdd chopped pistachios or walnuts.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Stir all together with a wooden spoon.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Roll the dough into balls and place  on cookie sheets sprayed with cookie spray.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until cookies test done. You will need more green food coloring than the recipe states to make the cookies this pretty green color.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Blarney Stones are great cookies to serve at tailgating parties.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

We love how the butterscotch chips intermingle with the almond flavoring and pistachio pudding mix. The flavors are spectacular.

Here’s the recipe.

BLARNEY STONES

(Adapted slightly from Taste of Home Annual Recipes 1994)

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These lovely cookies have a little bit of the Irish in them with pistachio pudding mix, pistachios, almond extract and butterscotch chips. They're great for holiday baking including St. Patrick's Day.
Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars, extracts, pistachio pudding mix, eggs, green food coloring and baking soda.
  2. Stir in flour, butterscotch chips and pistachio nuts or walnuts (batter will be stiff).
  3. Cover and chill for several hours.
  4. Shape into 1 ½-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Be careful not to overbake these cookies as they lose the green color the longer they bake.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Blarney Stones[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/blarney-stones” target=”_blank” title=”blarney stones”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 42
These lovely cookies have a little bit of the Irish in them with [url href=”http://www.jello.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pistachio pudding mix”]pistachio pudding mix[/url], pistachios, almond extract and [url href=”http://www.hersheys.com/pure-products.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”butterscotch chips”]butterscotch chips[/url]. They’re great for holiday baking including St. Patrick’s Day.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp.[url href=”http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Extracts-and-Food-Colors/Extracts/Pure-Vanilla-Extract” target=”_blank” title=”mccormick pure vanilla extract”] McCormick’s[/url] pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp [url href=”http://www.adamsextract.com/” target=”_blank” title=”adams extracts”]Adam’s [/url]almond extract
  • 1 pkg. (3.4-oz.) [url href=”http://www.jello.com/” target=”_blank” title=”jello “]Jello[/url] instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Green food coloring gel or more as desired
  • 2 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal unbleached flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12-oz. pkg. [url href=”http://www.nestleusa.com/” target=”_blank” title=”nestle’s butterscotch chips”]Nestle’s[/url] butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped [url href=”http://www.fishernuts.com/” target=”_blank” title=”fisher nuts”]Fisher[/url] walnuts, pecans or pistachio nuts
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars, extracts, pistachio pudding mix, eggs, green food coloring and baking soda.
  2. Stir in flour, butterscotch chips and pistachio nuts or walnuts (batter will be stiff).
  3. Cover and chill for several hours.
  4. Shape into 1 ½-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool.
 
Notes
Be careful not to overbake these cookies as they lose the green color the longer they bake.
Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

If you love butterscotch, you’ll love Blarney Stones. There’s no blarney about these cookies! They’re the real deal.

Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert

Blarney Stones are obviously great cookies for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Oatmeal Scotchies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this vintage #recipe is still the best comfort food if you enjoy #OatmealCookies. These include #ButterscotchChips & #cinnamon. Delightful for #tailgating parties, school lunches, potlucks & backyard BBQs. #Oatmeal #cookies #dessert #OatmealScotchies #ButterscotchDessert

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Print Recipe
Blarney Stones BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These lovely cookies have a little bit of the Irish in them with pistachio pudding mix, pistachios, almond extract and butterscotch chips. They're great for holiday baking including St. Patrick's Day.
Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Blarney Stones | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love these #pistachio flavored #butterscotchchip #cookies. Great for #St.Patrick'sDay. #dessert
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars, extracts, pistachio pudding mix, eggs, green food coloring and baking soda.
  2. Stir in flour, butterscotch chips and pistachio nuts or walnuts (batter will be stiff).
  3. Cover and chill for several hours.
  4. Shape into 1 ½-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Be careful not to overbake these cookies as they lose the green color the longer they bake.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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