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!
2 sticks butter
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!!