These cookies seemed to have a good reputation so I thought I'd give them a try. They're great! They make a great big batch (6 dozen) and were perfect to serve at my kid's movie matinee party today. They invited a few friends to eat hot dogs, popcorn, M&M pudding cookies and drink soda and lemonade. Spoiled kids...
pudding cookies (blog: Sunday Baker)
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups of add-ins (M&Ms, chocolate chips, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, candy bars, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour and baking soda in a separate bowl and set aside; in a large bowl, cream butter, brown and white sugar. Beat in pudding mix until well blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. When smooth, slowly add in the flour mixture. Add the fillers. Shape into 1" balls and bake for 8-12 minutes until just right.
What I have to say- the pudding in the dough made the dough smell kind of funny, like if you've ever tried to make cookies from a vanilla cake mix. Never fear, they will turn out nicely unlike when you try to make cookies from a vanilla cake mix.