Pistachio Pudding Cookies and a Jo Tote Giveaway

Pistachio Pudding Cookies- with Craisins, White Chocolate and Pistachios! #JELLO

I’m so excited about all of my giveaways this month. I hope you have enjoyed them as well. Today is one I hope you are going to LOVE!

How does a Jo Tote, of your choice, sound to you? (And might I mention here this giveaway is for everyone, not just US Residents!!!)

Have you seen Jo Totes? These are only the most stylish camera bags/purses ever! My husband does not like me spending money on purses. He doesn’t understand the seasonal-ness of a purse. But how could he argue a camera bag? A camera bag with tons of pockets, and padding? Plus, they are totally customizable. You move the pads around to fit your camera, your lenses, etc!

Jo Totes provide a fashionable way for women to safely carry their camera bodies and lenses, along with regular purse items, every day—whether it be to a photo shoot, while traveling, or just while out on a regular day. Jo Totes was generous enough to provide me a bag to review! I chose the Black Gracie model, and absolutely LOVE it. I not only carry my Nikon D3000 with my 18-55mm lens, but also everything else a mom of 4 kids would carry. Wallet, lip gloss, water bottle, Luna bars (usually 3-4…never know who is hungry after sports practice), day planner, and all the other loose articles that make their way into my purse!

And guess what? It’s going to be PERFECT when I go to my very first blogging conference next year. Yep, I finally signed up for a conference…BlogHer Food in Austin, TX. I’m so excited about going. Except I have one big fear. That nobody will know me! I’d like to think I’ve made some friends in this great big blogging world, but will they recognize me? Will YOU know me and say hello if you’re going too? I’m such a shy person in real life. Seriously, I am. The conference is over 6 months away and I’m already getting nervous, haha!

So if you go to BlogHer Food, I’ll be the one carrying the ever so stylish Black Gracie Jo Tote, smiling awkwardly.

 

What I’m not shy or awkward about is cookies!

Pistachio, Cranberry and White Chocolate Pudding cookies, to be exact! These were amazing. And the pudding keeps these cookies soft, forever…or until the last one gets eaten!

I happen to love Pistachios. Some of my favorite treats include the following recipes…

Pistachio Fudge: Creamy fudge with Pistachio Pudding topped with a Dark Chocolate Ganache

 Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats: Chewy Krispie Treats with Pistachio Pudding topped with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Watergate Cake: A delicious layer cake with Pistachio Pudding, Coconut, and Pecans

Pistachio Pudding Cookies and a Jo Tote Giveaway

Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

Moist Pistachio pudding cookies with craisins and white chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 box (3.4oz) pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, shells removed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in the pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix until combined. Fold in cranberries, white chocolate and nuts. Drop by tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 11-13 minutes. Makes 40 cookies. ENJOY.
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/12/pistachio-pudding-cookies-and-a-jo-tote-giveaway

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**Shugary Sweets was provided a Jo Tote to review, there was no other compensation awarded. All opinions are my own!

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132 Responses to “Pistachio Pudding Cookies and a Jo Tote Giveaway”

  1. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I have wanted a Jo Totes forever – seriously have had my eye on so many of their bags for years!! Fabulous giveaway and I I can’t even say which bag I’d pick…all of them! Love.their.bags!!!

  2. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway and the pudding cookie look so YUMMY! I would pick the Gracie Creige bag love them!

  3. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my do I love those. I just came back from a trip in Asia and a Jo Tote would have been perfect. What a great giveaway!

  4. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I LOVE the Georgia Herringbone bag! Sooo pretty.

  5. Darla
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    The Gracie in mint

  6. MaryB
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I would pick the Betsy in either teal or black.

  7. Suzanne
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I would choose the Gracie bag.

  8. Denise M.
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I would choose the chocolate colored bag……yummmmm chocolate! :)

    • posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      haha, this made me chuckle! My mind goes to chocolate too :)

  9. Becca
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    The bags all look super cute! I like the Rose ones

  10. Megan
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I would choose the Georgia Plaid bag.

    I love pistachios and I am so excited to be trying these out.

  11. Tina V
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Great site and recipes…looks like a great tote too…

  12. Robyn
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    If I won, I would choose Rose Raspberry.

  13. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Tough decision! I love the Gracie Greige! thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Terri
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I would choose the Gracie Teal!

  15. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I would pick Betsy in Teal!

  16. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to have a bag that would hold all my “stuff” and a camera!

  17. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I would chose the Georgia Plaid!

  18. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I don’t know which one I’d choose, though the sugarplum is awfully cute! Oh, and I’ll be smiling awkwardly at BlogHer, also; we can be shy together!

    • posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Yay!!! Can’t wait to meet all my blog friends in real life!!! I’ll be looking for you!!

  19. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I would love the rose in teal!

  20. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Oh my goodness these look so good! I’m stopping by from Voiceboks & i hope your having a great Sunday!

  21. Amanda G
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Gracie in Mint.

  22. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I like the Rose Raspberry.

  23. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I would chose the Allison Mustard. I have been looking for a nice mustard purse to wear with my cranberry coat.
    BTW, I’m new to your blog! I am going to look around some more!

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

      Julie,
      Welcome! I’m so glad you are here! Feel free to lurk around, I don’t have anything hiding in the shadows!!!

  24. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I love pistachios too!! I just made candied pistachios for a salad and they were so good!!!

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

      Cathy, candied pistachios? That sounds good! Never thought to do that!

  25. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I like Betsy in Chocolate!

  26. karen
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I really like the Millie. I love the Sugarplum color. Pewter is so nice–no wonder it is sold out! I never heard of Jo Totes and what a fabulous idea.

  27. Julie
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    If I won I would choose a Rose Pewter bag!

  28. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I love the Betsy in Mustard!! Your cookies sound so lovely!!

  29. lori rose
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Love it….I think I’d pick the black one,but love them all…

  30. Michelle Baxter
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I would choose the Betsy in Mustard! Super cute!

  31. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love pistachios! And I love these bags! I have been looking for a stylish camera bag/purse FOREVER! {OK, not really forever, but a few years} I would totally want either the Missy or Gracie in Mint or the Rose in Moss. But they’re all so cute!

  32. Beth C.
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Love these bags! I think I would choose the Missy in black.

  33. Hannah
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I would pick the Rose Raspberry for my best friend!

  34. Niki Shepherd
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I love those totes! The red one is probably my favorite! Or maybe the black :)

  35. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    We will be smiling awkwardly together…so I think that means we will be confident because there is strength in numbers:-) My eye is on the teal Betsy!!!

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Can’t wait to smile awkwardly with you :) And of course you’d pick teal…just wasn’t sure which one!!

  36. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    WANT!!! I think I’ve entered almost every JoTotes giveaway that I’ve seen. I love the Rose bag in Pewter. So pretty!

  37. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    OMG the pink one. TOTALLY. I loooove purses – I’ve had to curb my addiction just a little bit, but you’re right. I totally need a camera bag. :) And these cookies – well. Pudding cookies. SO I LOVE THEM.

  38. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Ooh, I am SO excited to meet you at BHF next June! I promise I’ll recognize you and hang out with you–as long as you like me! hehe. I am loving these cookies and your love for pistachios seems to be just as strong as my own :) and those bags are TOO. CUTE. I’ve had my DSLR for over a year now and I have no camera bag, so I’d love the Gracie one! SO ADORABLE.

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

      Yeah! meeting in real life, very excited! Good luck winning a bag :)

  39. posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Great recipes!!! Excited to try many of them. If I win … I would LOVE the yellow/gold handbag.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jody

  40. Joy
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I like the Noir tote.

  41. Maureen
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I am a fan of the Georgia Plaid bag.

  42. Jen
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Love the Millie Sugarplum…thanks for the “introduction” to Jo Totes!

  43. Jennifer
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I would choose one of the Georgia Nauticals bags!

  44. Chris
    posted Dec 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Love pistachio and love the bags

  45. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I like Rose Shugarplum

  46. Debbie Bray
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    The Gracie

  47. Julie
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Love the Betsy teal! All your goodies look so good!

  48. Tracy
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Stylish camera bags, that thought that was an oxymoron! Running to the site right now but I would love to win one!!

  49. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I would choose the Gracie!!!

  50. jane n.
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    the bags are so cute…you cookies looks so good. i am going to make a batch to try it out.

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Let me know what you think! They’re so moist, and delish!

  51. Meg
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 2:40 am

    What a brilliant giveaway, thank you! The Betsy in Teal is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen. The colour is my absolute favourite, and it’s such a practical AND attractive design – two things I find important in a bag. Most of all, it looks like it would be really comfortable to wear – just what I’m looking for! This would definitely be the one I’d pick :)

  52. Christi P.
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I would pick the Betsy in Black!!!! This is on my Christmas Wish List!! Thank you for the chance….

  53. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Gracie in green

  54. Charlotte Moore
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I do like the black Gracie, but I saw another black not see the name. It is very nice though. Thanks!!!!

  55. barbara n
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I would love the Rose Raspberry

  56. June Schrader
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm cookies!!! As long as the bag is purple Im happy! :o)

  57. Linda
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

    What a terrific giveaway! Picking a favorite is a tough decision….I love them all!

  58. anna
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:30 am

    love your blog….love the prize

  59. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I am a big fan of yours on FB and as I buy my gift for my husband to give me this would be ideal…thank you for your recipes and your give a away.

    Beverley xoxo

    • posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Thanks for being my fan :) Glad you stopped over to enter the giveaway…good luck!

  60. KaySue
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I would choose the Georgia Herringbone.

  61. kathy diebel
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

    those purses/camera bags are too cute!!!

  62. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

    These totes are adorable!! Wish I was going to the BlogHer conference too….you will have a great time, I’m sure!

  63. Melissa L.
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I like the Betsy. Great Looking totes.

  64. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I would choose the noir tote

  65. Elin
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I love the Betsy bag. I’m torn between playing it safe and getting black or being bold and getting teal.

  66. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I would LOVE the Georgia nautical. So cute!

  67. Liz
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

    If I won (and I can enter, yeah!) I would pick the Gracie Mustard bag! :)

  68. Shelly
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I love the Rose Raspberry bag.

  69. Paula
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Love the Betsy bag! The chocolate color is very versatile.

  70. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I would choose the Missy Mint bag!

  71. Keri
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Allison Black is practical, but Georgia Herringbone is SO CUTE! Love them all.

  72. SalBug
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love them all, but the Gracie Mustard bag would be my choice.

  73. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I want the Gracie in MINT. it looks like it would fit my camera and lenses and laptop!

  74. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Ooh…those are purty! I think I’d pick the Gracie Teal.

  75. Anne
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I love the red Gracie! That would definitely be my first choice.

  76. Becky
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I like the Rose Black. So cute!

  77. Erin b
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Black messenger tweed looking one

  78. Sheila
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    The tote would make a great gift for me!! lol Merry Christmas Everyone!!

  79. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Rose raspberry would be great!

  80. Krista E.
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Missy in chocolate.

  81. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Love the Betsy Teal.

  82. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    First things first, My hubby adores pistachio pudding so these just went on my baking list. I’ve never even had it before but I love pistachios. and with Cranberries and white chocolate, well yes please! As for the Jo Tote, these are the most awesome bags, I’ve had one on my christmas wish list but so far, hubby hasn’t taken the hint. I love the Georgia with the pin stripes but do see it as available, only in the preview.

  83. Chrik
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    The purple!

  84. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I’m always game for a good cookie! Oh and I’d totally want the Allison – it’s the size I’ve been looking for!

  85. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What great bags. I would pick the Rose Raspberry.

    I wish I could go to a conference…someday! I am super shy too, so that is one of my concerns. And I love pudding in cookies (I made some today too), hubby is a huge pistachio fan!

  86. Kristin
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I love Rose Marigold! So dainty and lovely!

  87. posted Dec 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve never heard of Jo Totes. heading to their site now to check them out!

  88. elizabeth
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The brown messenger bag is beautiful!

  89. Jan R
    posted Dec 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Milie sugarplum…please!

  90. Terri C in Northern Cali
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 2:54 am

    I wish I could go to the blogher event in Texas but I don’t think it is in the cards for me. I am going on my firsttrip to Hawaii & a Jo bag would be really nice for the trip.

    • posted Dec 4, 2012 at 6:34 am

      I would totally trade it to go to Hawaii!!! FUN!

      • Terri C
        posted Dec 7, 2012 at 2:34 am

        I know I am excited….we have a snorkeling class scheduled. Cannot wait.

  91. Geeni
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I love all the colors! Teal and mint, oh my.

  92. Amanda G
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Love the cookies and Tote giveaway! Especially the yellow one.

  93. Angi M
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I have wanted a Jo-Totes for ever! hope I win one…any one of them. I’m not picky :)

  94. Debby G.
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I would choose the Allison in black.

  95. posted Dec 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Ohhh I LOVE the Rose bags! I can’t decide what color I like better, my top three are the Raspberry, Marigold and Teal.

  96. posted Dec 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Oh dear. Pistachio is one of my major weaknesses. Looks like I’m filing this recipe away to make in the near future. So many sweets and so little time!

  97. Janine Carnes
    posted Dec 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    All of this looks yummy and I love the rose coral bag.

  98. posted Dec 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I would pick rose teal bag!

  99. Kristen M.
    posted Dec 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    There are so many cute options but when it comes to bags I tend to stick with black.

  100. Sarah L
    posted Dec 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I love the Noir Tote.

  101. Amy
    posted Dec 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Oh how exciting! I just bought a new camera and I so need a cute bag for it! Hopefully, the other Ohio girl is the lucky winner!! If I won, I would choose the Betsy Black or the Missy Black -love them all so hard to choose! 😉

  102. Jen L
    posted Dec 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Gracie Black

  103. Shica
    posted Dec 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I like the Rose Coral

  104. posted Dec 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve been trying to win on of these bad boys FOREVER!!

  105. posted Dec 6, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Wowza! LOVE their bags. My Canon would love to call Betsy in chocolate home!! Thank ya’ll for the awesome chance!!

    P/S you take delicious foody photos.

  106. Lisa
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I have been hinting at my hubs for one of these FOREVER! Thanks to both lovely you & Jo Totes!

    Millie & I would be great pals!!

  107. Megan
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    How can I choose just one? I had never heard of these before and now I feel like I can’t live without one! LOL

  108. Ashley
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I like the Georgia Herringbone

  109. Ashley
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I love anything red!

  110. Maritez
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love the Gracie & Allison bags

  111. Ashley Hatten
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Gracie Mint bag!!!

  112. posted Dec 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    So I think I am the odd man out here but I totally love the Mustard Yellow Gracie, I am digging the color yellow right now!

  113. posted Dec 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d probably choose the Millie Pewter!

  114. Donna G
    posted Dec 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I like the millie, but they all are nice.

  115. posted Dec 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I am in LOVE with the Betsy in Mustard.

  116. posted Dec 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Nothing like waiting to the last minute to enter, right? I’ve been meaning to pop on over since I read the post in my reader but your facebook post just reminded me. :)
    I would pick the Missy Mint bag. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  117. Jackie
    posted Jun 15, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Hi Aimee

    What brand of white chocolate chips do you use in your baking.

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