When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Cookies

Today is a cold day. A day off from school, of course (well, more like a four day weekend). Here we had a very large ice storm. Freezing rain, sleet, and we are probably going to get some snow tomorrow. However, the storm really isn’t that bad here. So, basically, its a fun day off for us.

I was bored, so I made cookies. Chocolate chip of course. What doesn’t make you happier on a day like this other than a nice batch of warm chocolate chip cookies? Thought so.

I found this recipe a long time ago, and I have since lost the source. However, I had written it down for future reference. They are interesting because they include instant pudding! I thought this might be gross, but they actually made these yummy and tender. They are cakey and super thick. Not bad at all! I might add some espresso into them next time. Because I’m a rebel like that.

Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 C. Packed Light Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Granulated Sugar
1 3.4 Box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix (I’ll try chocolate pudding next time also)
1 C. (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 1/4 C. All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 C. Chocolate Chips (I used half Semi-Sweet and half Bittersweet)
I C. Walnuts (I OMIT’d)

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and sift together flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
-Cream together butter and both sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, about two minutes.
-Pour in instant pudding and mix until completely combined, about a minute. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix in.
-Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
-Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden. Let cool on sheets for about two minutes, transfer to cooling rack to cool completely (or you can have them warm!)

Happy Baking!


2 responses to “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Cookies

  1. they look yum!

    it snowed here in boston too! well, if you can call snow to the bits of white dust we got… but it’s very cold and I totally agree with the idea of cold = baking… peanut butter swirl brownies it is…

    btw, the cake balls look delicious as well! i think i have to give a shot to the recipe…

  2. Haha. Ooh! peanut butter swirl brownies? Those sound awesome!

    They are good! I find them very therapeutic to make, but then they are also pretty therapeutic to eat! Haha, have fun!

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