Monday, April 19, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I couldn't tell you where it was that I first saw these cookies.  Nor can I tell you how many times I've seen people make them and post them, but probably even more than I can remember.
But they are good.  Whoever had the idea of putting vanilla pudding mix in cookie dough was a genius.  PURE genius. :)

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Ingredients (this is a double recipe):

4 sticks of butter, room temp
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
4 eggs, room temp
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3.4 oz package of vanilla pudding *that was the amount listed in the single batch recipe, but I didn't add more
4 1/2 cups flour
2 cups of milk chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. The more air beaten in at this point, the fluffier the cookie!
Add the eggs in one at a time, making sure each egg is full incorporated until adding the next one.  Add vanilla extract w/ the last egg.
In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, salt, flour and pudding mix.  Slowly add this to the wet mixture and beating only until just combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.

This is where it got fun for me  :)

I made cookies w/ the batter, but I also make a cookie pan cake for my baby's birthday.  He LOVES chocolate chip cookies so what better idea than to make a chocolate chip cookie pan cake for his 30th birthday.  I'm a genius.  :)

If you;re just baking cookies, drop whatever size cookie dough amount onto a baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 mins, depending on how golden brown you like them.
The cookie will come out just like a normal chocolate chip cookie, soft and wonderful on the inside and crisp and delicious on the edges. 

Or you can make a pan cookie.  Since I was taking these to my baby's work, I made the cookie in a disposable aluminum baking sheet that was about 11x15 (I can't remember offhand, but it was larger than 13x9 and only about 1 inch tall.  (See pictures below).

I baked this for about 15 mins.  You may need to go longer depending on how the outside looks to you.  The top was nice and perfectly browned, but the inside was soft and almost gooey.
Mmm.... the perfect color!
He has my heart...  It's chocolate and covered in green sugar  :)
And he's my star  :)  Yes, I am one cheesy gal
 So maybe people think this is weird, but we feel awkward calling each other by our names.  So he's my "Babes"  
These cookies are awesome!  The inside stays moist for days.  I'm not joking.  I brought this to him on a Wed and on Sat, they were still moist.  I made it on Tues night and put them in a cardboard cake box, then decorated the box. 
Yep, I am a dork  :)

They were sooooooo good.  I am forever buying vanilla pudding mix to add to my cookies.  I'm pretty sure I might be adding various pudding mixes to all drop cookies made in the future...  No matter what kind they are!

1 comment:

Ivy said...

Great idea to use the vanilla pudding mix. Happy birthday to Babis.