Monday, February 9, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are a number of ways to make chocolate chocolate chip cookies: chocolate squares, coco powder and even chocolate pudding. I prefer using chocolate squares or pudding because I've found it makes the cookies more moist. But I also enjoy the pudding recipe for another reason. It gives you the chance to experiment. Substitute vanilla pudding and suddenly you have vanilla chocolate chip cookies. Or you could substitute butterscotch pudding and chips for butterscotch butterscotch chip cookies.

So here is the recipe using pudding. Have a little fun with it.
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (4 serving) package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sift together flour and baking soda.

Cream together butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chips.

Drop spoonfuls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes.

Note:  I have tried cream cheese pudding with cranberries and walnuts for a delicious fall cookie.  I have also tried this cookie recipe with lemon pudding and no chips.  (I couldn't think of what to add with lemon.)  Both were very delicious.  I'd love to hear what combinations you've tried.

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