Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies






I made THESE in 2013.  The recipe was from the Taste of Home recipe board.

There was a bag of holiday chips in the freezer. I wanted to make cookies. Gabe doesn't like sweets and I love to bake. What do I do with the cookies?

Last year the activities director at the Life Enrichment Center had a Christmas party for the seniors and I baked for them but sadly no party this year.

I have an idea who to give the cookies to this year- check back and see if it worked out.

Here's the recipe if you don't want to click on the above link

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter - softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 ( yes 4 ) teaspoons vanilla
1 3.4 ounce package vanilla instant pudding
2 eggs
1 12 ounce package holiday chips

directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix flour and baking soda in a medium size bowl and whisk until well blended. Set aside.

Add butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Add the eggs on at a time and gradually add the flour ( see note below on this).

Add chips to the mixture. Batter will be stiff.

At this point you can put the dough to the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes or you can start adding to your cookie sheets.

Drop by rounded teaspoon or if you are as lucky as I am to have a cookie scoop- you will have well rounded cookies to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes in your preheated 375 degree oven.

Note: I let the eggs come to room temp. before I add them to a recipe. 

Had to chuckle about the cookie on the right. Looks like a face to me- what do you think? It sure wasn't planned!


8 comments:

  1. OM Goodness, I can't believe I didn't see this yesterday. So glad I am seeing this now. These look amazing. I agree the one looks like a face. Whoever gets these cookies will be a lucky one. Never thought of adding pudding to a cookie, but they work for cakes so why not. I don't do much baking any more or at all, but I just might have to try this one. Yum !!!!!

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    1. The holiday chips kind of makes the cookies special but Myra- this is my go to chocolate chip cookie.

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  2. Linda do you still have your Lady Friend you always brought cookies to ..I haven't heard you mention her since you got back to Florida I know she would love these cookies. And yes you have a face on that cookie..Myra like you I don't bake like I used to either. My Sweet Lady Friend across the street is gone now..I have know one to bring them too. Larry is borderline Diabetic and I don't dare give him all the sweets....I am full blown Diabetic and I don't need to make mine worse..But they sure look good..

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    1. Dottie- I knew you couldn't have any of these. I'll think of you when I sneak one ok?

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  3. What a perfect home for those holiday baking chips! You're right-that cookie on the right DOES look like it has a face. :)

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    1. I really forgot about them Carol and guess what - I found another bag. Yes, I made another batch and got another "face" on one. Wonder what that means!!

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  4. Never had pudding in a cookie!
    Sounds tasty!
    Thanks
    Michelle

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    1. Michelle- this has got to be one of my all time favorite cookies.

      Merry Christmas

      Hugs,
      Linda

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