Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
2 Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl,
cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla, stirring
after each addition. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a stiff dough forms.
Separate 1/4 of the dough form the rest and set aside in a small bowl. Add the
nuts to the dough in the small bowl. Add the pudding mix and 3/4 cup of
chocolate chips to the large portion of dough; mix until blended.
3 Roll the pudding flavored dough into walnut sized balls, and place them 1 1/2
inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten the balls using your hand or
the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Roll the dough from the small bowl into
marble sized balls, place 1 ball on top of each of the flattened cookies. Then,
on top of each cookie, place 1 of the white chocolate chips.
4 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies are set.
Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, dust with
confectioners' sugar if desired.