Watergate Cookies


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If you like Watergate salad, you’ll love these Watergate cookies! This family favorite cookie recipe is loaded with pecan, coconut and pistachio and needs just one bowl!

If you like Watergate salad, you'll love these Watergate cookies! This family favorite cookie recipe is loaded with pecan, coconut and pistachio and needs just one bowl!

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Have you have heard of Watergate salad…  (which really isn’t salad, it’s more like dessert fluff similar to my Cranberry Millionaire salad or Ambrosia salad).  It’s delicious… and regardless whether it’s salad or not, Watergate ‘Salad’ is super yummy! It consists of pistachio pudding with nuts & coconut… how could it not be delish!!
If you like Watergate salad, you'll love these Watergate cookies! This family favorite cookie recipe is loaded with pecan, coconut and pistachio and needs just one bowl!

Recently I acquired some amazing boxes of vintage recipes and while searching for treasures, I came across a recipe for Watergate Cookies!  Not only is this cookie recipe ridiculously simple but I loved that it mimicked the flavors of the Watergate Salad and I knew immediately I had to try it. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Not only is this yummy, it’s pretty much fool proof and needs only ONE BOWL!  That’s right, no mixers and no million things to wash.. ONE. BOWL.  ‘Nuff said.

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Pistachio Pudding * Yellow Cake Mix * Coconut * Pecans *

4.5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

WATERGATE COOKIES

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Author Holly
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
If you like Watergate salad, you’ll love these Watergate cookies! This family favorite cookie recipe is loaded with pecan, coconut, and pistachio and needs just one bowl!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box pistachio pudding 4 serving size
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons lemon-lime soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  3. Drop onto a parchment lined pan.
  4. Bake 9-11 minutes or just until edges are browned
Nutrition Information
Calories: 128, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 143mg, Potassium: 26mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 0.3%, Calcium: 4.2%, Iron: 2.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. I was looking for a Christmas cookie recipes for my jobs Christmas party bake off and came across this recipe! These cookies look simple to make and very delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe! Looking forward to making these for the party!

  2. these are delicious, I just made them! Not only are they yum but they were super easy to make. I needed cookies for a holiday party so I am calling them Grinch cookies :) thanks for the easy and delicious recipe!

  3. These look delicious, I can’t wait to try this quick and easy recipe. My only question is are they soft? I like my cookies soft and chewy!

  4. Oh My! I found your recipe on Pinterest and had to make them for St. Patrick’s Day. They are WONDERFUL,! The crunch of the pecans and the chewiness of the coconut really make ones mouth happy. The color is nice. Thank you for sharing.

  5. OK. So I seriously want to run home and make cookies (I am at work…the establishment would probably frown upon that) But, really these look amazing. I would devour the red velvet cookies and my husband would die for the Watergate cookies. Thanks for the Valentine’s Day inspiration!

    1. Aww thank you Becky! :) Both are great and easy… and we’re the same.. I’m all about the red velvet and my husband LOVES the Watergate Cookies! :)

  6. There’s something about pistachio pudding that is like no other and I bet it is amazing in these cookies!

    And no mixer, one bowl cookies…now that’s an automatic win!

      1. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes, their great!! I love new recipes to try for different occasions!! I love the pistachio cookies!! I make the Watergate salad for all our family functions. They love it so much that when I come home I come home with an empty bowl!! Thnx!!