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Chocolate chip pudding cookies seem to be all the craze lately on Pinterest. I came across so many different cookie variations that use pudding mix that I decided to see what all of the fuss was about and came up with my own variation. Because it’s impossible to have too much chocolate in a recipe I decided to make Double Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. The chocolate cookie base is loaded with chocolate chips, and the chocolate (or vanilla) pudding mix makes these cookies ultra soft and super thick!
The key to using pudding mix in the batter is that you have to use instant pudding mix. The heat and serve kind and the sugar-free version won’t work in this recipe, so double check that you’re buying the instant mix. You don’t actually make the pudding as instructed, you just sprinkle the dry pudding mix into the batter.
The trick to getting your cookies to look like mine is to press chocolate chips onto the outside of each cookie dough ball before you bake them, that way when they come out of the oven you’ll have chocolate chips sitting on top. I almost always buy Ghirardelli chocolate chips, it’s just a personal preference.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (dutch process if you have it)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3.4 ounce package instant chocolate or vanilla pudding (do not use cook n’ serve for sugar-free)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
- With your mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Add in the pudding mix and combine well.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Roll about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cookie dough into balls and place on a baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips onto the outside of the cookie dough ball if you wish.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set.
- Yields about 3 dozen cookies