Need to use up some instant chocolate pudding mix? These cookies are your solution! Perfectly fudgy and easy to make, they are my new go-to cookie recipe.
Can we please make cookies a new food group? Because the way it's going, I might be eating more cookies than I am fruits and vegetables.
I actually made these cookies to celebrate my birthday with my students, but somehow me and my boyfriend ate some the night before, resulting in there not being enough to feed all 3 of my classes.
Maybe we can excuse my behavior as being a birthday treat to myself.
Another reason for me making cookies to use up this box of instant chocolate pudding mix that I found in the back of my kitchen cupboards. Neither me nor my boyfriend remember buying instant pudding mix, and by golly, this mix is about to expire. Like last year. What should we do?
Whenever my boyfriend encounters expired food, he is the first to be throwing it in the trash. But as for me, I have learned well from my mother. According to her, none of these foods really expire. Your best test is your nose. And since my nose wasn't reeling in horror, I felt like I shouldn't waste some perfectly good pudding mix. Even though I didn't buy it in the first place.
Since this doesn't use the entire pack of pudding mix, I have over half of it left over. But I seriously doubt I will have this mix for much longer. Once these are gone, I am making another batch. Batch after batch until the pudding mix is gone.
Heck, I might actually go out and BUY some instant chocolate pudding mix of my own after it's gone, just to make these cookies again. Because they are actually that darn good!
Chocolate Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
What you'll need:
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 3 Tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla until fully combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, chocolate pudding mix, salt and baking soda.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the cookie dough on the prepared baking sheets, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for around 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil