April 5, 2013

pudding cookies for my puddin'

Back for Pearl's birthday party, I needed a simple yet delicious cookie to add to the dessert table ...  So, I went with an old standby recipe that I got from my mother-in-law.

These "Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies" are a one bowl deal and use a box of instant pudding mix to give them a little extra flavor and keep them nice and chewy (just how I think all cookies should be!).
You will need:
2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of butter (or margarine)
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 box of instant pudding mix (any flavor ...  I used chocolate for this batch)
2 eggs
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
To make the cookies:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and pudding mix and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl, as needed.
Add the flour and baking soda ...  The dough will become very thick and stiff (and hard to mix, especially if doing so by hand, but stick with it!).  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place about 1-2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined backing sheet.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies have set.  They will still be quite soft and doughy in the center.
Allow the cookies to slightly cool on the cookie sheets (for about 5 minutes) and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about three dozen (delicous!) cookies.

Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

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