Chocolate Pudding + Chocolate Candy = COOKIES?
Yep. Chocolate Pudding Cookies!
You can thank me later! 😉
When I was asked to participate in a “bonus” Secret Recipe Club swap this month, I jumped at the chance! Not only because it was a Cookie Swap in time for Christmas, but also because it was open to ALL 4 of our groups. I really don’t know the current number of bloggers involved in the SRC, but I know it’s a lot! So many that we are divided into 4 groups and cook/bake from members of our own group on a monthly basis.
When I look at the other reveals from the members of the other three groups, I see some really amazing stuff! I couldn’t wait to see who I got!
I was given A Day In The Life On The Farm. Wendy and her husband are both retired police officers that decided to get away from the city and purchased 12 acres of land where they currently try to be as self sustaining as possible, by raising their own livestock; chickens, turkeys and pigs, and Wendy loves to can as well. They are parents to four children, and also open their home to foreign exchange students. Just this past September, Wendy and her husband became first time grandparents! Congrats!!
I have only recently been browsing through other aspects of Wendy’s blog, because knowing I needed a cookie, I went straight to the “Desserts” tab in her recipe index, and started looking for cookies. She has so many wonderful mouthwatering desserts, I know that I will be back to try the Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake and the Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts! She had about 4 cookies to chose from, and I started looking through the recipes. I almost made the Polish Angel Wings, because I, too, have Polish heritage, but in the end I decided to switch up her Easy Easter Cookies! She had adapted the recipe from one of the gals in my Secret Recipe Club Group B, Amy, of Amy’s Cooking Adventures! Amy and I have both had the pleasure of cooking from one another’s blogs, and I knew this would be a win-win. Amy called her cookies “The BEST Cookies EVER.” I mean how could I possibly go wrong? I took elements and ideas from theirs and added some of my own to make this into a chocolate cookie with Christmas colored M&M’s that was so soft, chewy and chocolaty — my kids constantly had their hand in the cookie jar!!
So, if you are looking for a tasty and QUICK recipe to whip up for a cookie platter, or just to give Santa a thrill, give these cookies a try. As you can see, we switched them up to make them work for us, Amy using vanilla and M&M’s, Wendy, used vanilla and sprinkles, topped them with icing, to make them like a “fun-fetti” cookie. I was imagining them with Butterscotch pudding and those little caramel bits? Oh my word… that would be GOOD!
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package of Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup Mini M&M's (Baking Size)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with Parchment paper.
Beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla.
Add in dry ingredients incorporating with your mixer, until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips and M&M's.
Scoop dough onto cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies on racks.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
So whatever you use for pudding or candy, I wanna hear about it! I love to see your comments pop up, they make my day!
To see all of the other recipe from all of us at the SECRET RECIPE CLUB check out the links below!