Years ago I came across several cookie recipes, online, that listed packages of instant pudding in the ingredients.
I had used pudding mixes in my cake baking, but never thought to add it to cookie dough. Needless to say I had to give it a go.
I came up with this recipe, inspired and adapted from my own cookie recipes and others….the result…a soft, chewy, chocolatey cookie which the family raved about!
“best ones yet” they said!
Make a batch and see for yourself….enjoy.
*makes about 48 cookies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix (4 serving size)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
-preheat oven to 350F
-in a large mixing bowl beat together both sugars and butter with an electric mixer on low until creamy
-add eggs, vanilla and pudding powder and mix until combined
-in a separate bowl add flour, salt and baking soda and mix together with a fork
-add flour mixture in thirds to the mixer bowl and mix on low until combined
-add both chocolate chips and stir to blend with a spoon
-using a teaspoon measure out a ball of cookie dough, roll slightly in your hands and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
-repeat with remaining cookie dough
-bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden around, dont overbake if you want soft cookies
-remove from oven and immediately tranfer cookies to a wire rack to cool
-enjoy them fresh or store in a closed container, they keep well for several days