Monday, April 9, 2012

M&M Pudding Cookies

I'm always on the hunt for a super-soft cookie recipe.  When I found this one online over a year ago, I was hooked!  This recipe has become a staple around here, and M&M's turn these from awesome cookies to over-the-top-good cookies!

2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c (2 sticks) butter
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 bag plain M&M's (or half bag chocolate chips)

Sift baking soda, flour, and salt together in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Combine butter, sugars, and pudding mix.   Beat until fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth.

Add dry ingredients.

Stir in M&M's.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375°.

Comments from the cook:  I haven't made these when they didn't turn out wonderfully.  I prefer to soften the butter JUST slightly (10 seconds in the microwave), so that it is still chilled and somewhat solid.  I've made this recipe with regular instant pudding, and have also tried it with fat free/sugar free.  Both were excellent.

For best results, I bake these cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  I love parchment paper and how evenly/beautifully it browns the bottom of cookies!  Like others I've mentioned before, I like to think that these cookies are best when the dough has been refrigerated overnight.

Originally found here.  Most text taken from her awesome site.


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