Green pistachio and pecan cookies in a row on a white plate on a green napkin.

Nutty Watergate Cookies with Pecans

If you love the delicious pistachio taste of Watergate salad, you'll love our Nutty Watergate Cookies with Pecans. Indulge in that yummy, nutty combo of pistachio, pecan with coconut. They are so good you'll never guess it's also a cake mix cookie recipe! They are so easy to learn how to make and are perfect to serve for St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, or anytime you need a delicious cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Nutty Watergate Cookies with Pecans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 277kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 - 4 serving size pistachio pudding
  • ½ C unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ C chopped pecans
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ C canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a mixing bowl, beat together all ingredients until combined.
  • Scoop some cookie dough onto parchment paper or a baking mat lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients.