A short while back, I made some super easy and fun cookies from a box of accidentally purchased instant chocolate pudding. My hubby and I both just don’t care for the stuff. The “cook kind” ONLY, or homemade from scratch, is what we both prefer. But accidents happen.
I had made some chocolate – chocolate chip cookies from the instant chocolate pudding box that came out pretty darned great! So I knew exactly what I was going to do with the other accidently purchased box of instant pudding! Pistachio this time, and lots of wonderful things to add!
Here are just a few of the basic items that I started with…then Baileys Irish Cream entered into the picture when I realized that I was out of vanilla.
Lucky me!! 😀 😉
*Don’t be tempted to add more Baileys. I know just 1 teaspoon sounds like nothing, but it was plenty after tasting the dough. Plus any excess liquid could alter the consistency of the cookies too much.
I have a huge mixer, so there’s more dough there than what it looks like! I had to get baking these QUICK because I tasted the cookie dough….BIG mistake!!
This stuff was crazy good!!! Omg….!!!
*You can save back a small handful of chips if you like, to “plant” them on top, but certainly not necessary. It’s mostly just for looks is all. 😉
The first tray ready to go into the oven! They already smell and look good! With a “planted garden” on top of pistachios, Kosher salt, and a few reserved white chocolate chips! 😀
Please do add the salt on top, it really does take the ol’ chocolate chip cookie to new a level!
These will be very soft when they first come out, but they set up perfectly as they cool!
I wonder how long these will last before the cookie monster spies them……
DEFINITELY not long enough……gonna have to double them next time!
*I got 26 cookies out of the dough, but you can make them any size that you like, being careful to adjust the baking time, though! You definitely do not want to over bake them. They turn out perfectly when you don’t over-beat the eggs, and bake them minimally. Crispy on the outside, and oh, so tender and slightly chewy on the inside! 😀
Though these cookies have a bit of an Irish flair, don’t wait to make them for St. Paddy’s Day! These are amazing ANY time of year with quite an impressive flavor! The white chocolate, pistachios, and hint of Baileys Irish Cream were simply the bomb!! I couldn’t stop craving them and really had to STOP myself from eating too many! Luckily, they’re rich to boot, so 1-2 was all I could do at one sitting! Thank god or I surely would’ve eaten HALF of them!!
So I hope that you try these SOON! They’re MY new favorite cookie, not kidding, and I’m sure they’ll be a hit at your house, too!
Until next time, ~Kelly