Yummy Pudding Cookies
A couple of weeks ago, I made a wonderful cookie that I'm sharing with you today. I got the recipe from one of my favorite sources, Maria Lichty of Two Peas and their Pod. This simple cookie packs a punch with not one but THREE types of chips. Are you ready to give Triple Chip Butterscotch Cookies a try? Say yes; you'll be glad that you did.
These cookies get their delightfully soft texture from instant pudding mix. Pudding mix also helps these cookies to stay soft for several days. Or so they say. I have no proof of that because these cookies were quickly gobbled up by my friends. You will also need butterscotch chips, vanilla chips and chocolate chips. Maria's recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips but I used bittersweet chocolate chips instead. I really prefer bittersweet chocolate in my baking to the point that semisweet chocolate chips are too sweet for my taste.
First in a medium size bowl whisk together 2-1/2 cups of AP flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set this mixture aside. Next, beat together 1 cup of softened butter (I used one stick of salted butter and one stick of unsalted butter), 3/4 cup of light brown sugar and 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar until light and fluffy. Add in one 3.4 ounce package of butterscotch instant pudding mix, 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Then, add in your flour mixture and mix until combined. Stir in one cup of each chip (butterscotch, vanilla and chocolate, either semi-sweet or bittersweet, your choice) for a total of three cups of chips. That's a lot of chips!!
Scoop dough by rounded tablespoonful and drop on your parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden on the edges and are set. I needed to bake my cookies a couple of minutes longer. Let the cookies cool on the pan for three minutes before removing them to cool completely.
The finished cookie here is nice and chunky; the dough does not spread that much. Just look at all those chips! There you have it! A wonderful cookie to share any time of year. I hope that you give these tasty treats a try. Happy baking, dear friends!