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
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
1 12 ounce package holiday chips
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!