I’ve made this Pistachio Shortbread Dessert for years, but this time I changed the base of my crust. I decided to go easy and use shortbread cookies in place of the traditional flour crust. This made for a little more crumbly and flavorful crust which I loved.
Pistachio Shortbread as a Present
My daughter always asks for this pistachio dessert for her birthday because she loves it so much. I have to say, this is another one of those desserts that you have to be careful with because you will want more than one piece!
Gain a Love for Pistachio Shortbread Dessert
Whether or not you’re already a fan of pistachio-flavored desserts, this is a great one to try for your first taste. This Pistachio Shortbread dessert tastes amazing and the green color makes it fun for the whole family.
Try This Pistachio Shortbread Dessert Recipe Today!
- 1 (13 oz.) pkg. Keebler shortbread cookies
- 3 Tbsp. butter melted
- 2 small pkgs. (3.4 oz. each) instant pistachio pudding
- 2¾ cup milk
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 carton cool whip (1½ cup to use with cream cheese, the rest to spread on top)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush the cookies in a ziploc bag, till finely crushed.
- Mix the melted butter with the crumbs and press into a 9x13 pan. Cook for about 10 minutes in the oven till lightly brown. Let cool.
- Mix cream cheese, sugar and 1½ cups cool whip together till smooth.
- Layer over the top of the crushed cookies crust.
- Mix the milk and pudding mix together till it thickens.
- Pour over the top of the cream cheese layer.
- Spread the rest of the cool whip over the top and refrigerate.
For another amazing pistachio dessert recipe, try our Pistachio Chip Cookies!
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Wanda Ann Olsen says
So pretty, love your pictures of the Dessert. I would love for you to come link up tomorrow at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/ Tuesday Trivia.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
These look wonderful! Very tempting
I’d loooooooooove to try them, but unfortunately we don’t have here pistachio pudding.
Sugar n' Spicegals says
You can make this with chocolate or banana pudding too and is just as delcious. We all love pistachio in our home though.
Marilyn Clark says
OMG can you hear me drooling? Where’s my napkin? 🙂
Lizbeth McGow says
Hi Gals…came over from Not Your Ordinary Recipes party to pin this deliciousness! wow..thank you for sharing!
Walking on Sunshine says
This looks so delicious! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday! I am sharing this recipe on my Walking on Sunshine Facebook page later today as our Something Sweet for Today post at 3:00. Would love for you to come over! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!
Shannon Hawk says
I just love pistachio! These look great and simple to make:) They look perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing!
Michael Ann says
I have this recipe and it’s one of the most popular that I posted on my blog! Love the idea of using shortbread in the crust!
Angie Walker says
Pistachio and shortbread in the same title??? I think I’m in love! Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday. And now I’m on my way to pin it.
Lori Allen says
My mom has been making this for 30 years, she calls it Three Layer Delight. She always used graham cracker crust, but your shortbread cookie crust sounds divine!!
Jay Jay T says
Had a bit of a struggle with the cream cheese whip topping powder sugar spread..kept sticking and messing up the bottom layer…how smooth should the spread be..?…overall it was awesome..I crushed up some Nilla wafers and sprinkled on top….mmmmm so 😋 yummylicious.
I made it today and had the same problem. Not sure if I should bring it to a Christmas Eve party tonight.