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Mar 28

Chocolate pudding cookies with holiday candy

I had never heard of pudding cookies before coming across this recipe. Add a box of dry pudding mix to cookie dough?

Worth a try.

The original recipe called for mini Robin Eggs candy, those malt balls made by Whoppers in Easter colors and egg shapes. But since the husband doesn’t like malt balls – and I didn’t want to eat all these cookies by myself – I decided to swap them for Reese’s pieces pastel eggs. Same pretty Easter colors and shapes, but delicious peanut butter instead of malt.

I roughly chopped the peanut butter eggs so they were of varying sizes in the cookie.

So the verdict on chocolate pudding in cookies? Delicious!

My husband said he doesn’t typically like chocolate cookies because unsweetened cocoa powder can make them a bit dry. But the pudding mix didn’t seem to do that. These were moist, and had a decadently sweet pudding taste.

These can easily be made for any holiday; just mix up the candy for whatever you’re celebrating.


Recipe: Chocolate pudding cookies with holiday candy

Adapted from twopeasandtheirpod.com

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package chocolate  instant pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups holiday candy, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in chocolate pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and holiday candy.
  4. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are set. The middles will not be completely done. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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