Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
Even tho I am retiring from the “blogging life” or at least taking a hiatus. I couldn’t pass as the opportunity to adopt an orphan blog from Group B of the Secret Recipe Club. A Spoonful of Thyme is a blog I have purused before so I was more than happy to pick out a goodie. Since it was hubby’s birthday on Friday and I knew there would be lots of family gatherings I decided to head straight to the sweet stuff. I came ever so close to making her Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding until a quick double check indiciated that it had been a SRC post making it ineligible. Thankfully there were a few DOZEN other recipes to select from and in the end I went with her Sprinkle Pudding Cookies. I’m not a stranger to using pudding mixes as part of cakes in order to make them extra moist but this was a first for cookies and WOW!!!! They cookies were so soft and moist – total melt in your mouth deliciousness. I did have to swap out the sprinkles for chocolate chips as apparently most sprinkles taste nutty – which makes them a no go for my family.
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 (3.5 oz) box Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or sprinkles)
- Preheat oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
- Cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 10 minutes or until fluffy. Add the egg, plus the additional yolk, vanilla, and salt - mix until well combined.
- Add the Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding along with the salt and mix before slowly adding the flour and mixing until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop and drop walnut size (2 tbsp) dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Space the cookies about 2-inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes until the cookies are almost set and just turning a light brown around the edges. DO NOT over bake!!!!!!
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These were a huge hit with everyone – so much so that it’s a good thing we kept a few at home otherwise they would have disappeared before it was time for the picture!