Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Twist from the Ordinary

This cookie recipe comes from a classic recipe that I learned/developed while at work. I make this with one of the residents every time I go back to work for a special treat. :)

The original recipe is as follows, but I made several alterations that I will share with you at the end!

Pudding Cookies

2 sticks butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 small box vanilla pudding (not prepared)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1 package chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

The best part of this recipe is that it can be altered in so many ways. The cookies I made today (pictured above) I used chocolate pudding instead of vanilla and used green and blue M&M's in addition to chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. I also added about 1/2 cup chopped almonds and then drizzled chocolate on top after baking. Another excellent alteration is using chocolate fudge pudding and Ande's crushed mints.

I hope you enjoy these and be sure to share any alterations you may choose to make to let us all know if it's any good!!


Holly. said...

Seriously. These are amazing. You are a genius and they are never quite as good when I make them.

Barb said...

I do think you owe Orpha a thumbs up for her imput...:) ALL varieties are very good!

Heidi Marie said...

Very true Mom. :) Orpha definitely deserves credit for these cookies. She's always my mixer when I make them at Miller Country Care. :)