Watergate  Cookies

Watergate cookies are pudding cake mix cookies made with pistachio instant pudding and a box of cake mix. The cookies are so easy to make and are packed with traditional watergate salad flavors!


– 1 box yellow cake mix  – 1 box pistachio instant pudding mix  – 2 large eggs  – ½ cup vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons lime soda – ¾ cup chopped pecans  – ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut – ¾ cup mini marshmallows

How to Make Watergate Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with pistachio instant pudding, eggs, oil, lime soda, ½ cup of chopped pecans, shredded coconut, and ½ cup of marshmallow chips.

With a spatula stir well to combine. Then using a small cookie scoop (1 tablespoon size), scoop out cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Top each cookie ball with chopped pecans, and bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. The cookies are done when the bottom is lightly browned.

Remove from the oven, and top with additional mini marshmallow chips. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

These are such fun and easy cookies to make! Swipe up for the full recipe!