Tuesday, April 16, 2013

White Chocolate Chocolate Pudding Cookies

I think we need to talk about cookies today. Rich, fudgey, chocolatey cookies. The softest cookies of your dreams, with sweet white chocolate chips dancing throughout.

Has anyone introduced you to pudding cookies before? I first heard about the idea from Two Peas and Their Pod. They always have good ideas over there...

Adding a package of pudding mix to this cookie batter leaves you with a soft, pillowy cookie. I just made up the word pillowy. Let's go with it.

Soft, pillowy, sweet...these cookies are easy to make and, dare I say, easier to eat. Cory came home from work yesterday and went to town on about four of these. They are the perfect marriage of cake and cookie. If you are a soft cookie lover, this recipe was made for you!

I love the idea of white chocolate chips in a chocolate cookie batter; something about the contrasting sweetness leaves me wanting more. White chocolate is just sweet enough but doesn't overpower the fudge flavor from the pudding mix.

The recipe isn't too daunting -- it takes all the basics from various cookie recipes out there.

Whisk together dry ingredients, cream butter and two types of sugar together. Add an egg, vanilla extract, and a package of pudding mix to the butter mixture.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, allowing everything to incorporate and get fudge-tastic.

I mean look. at. the. CHOCOLATE.

Fold in your morsels of choice (white chocolate chips, please!).

Bake and wait. Then enjoy!

I usually like to indulge in a number of cookies right out of the oven while they are warm and gooey, but I swear these tasted better after they cooled for a bit. Would you believe it!? Patience is a virtue, yes indeed it is. I would maybe even add a bit of mini chocolate chips next time for extra chocolate oompf!

Share these with friends, share these with coworkers, hide a bunch to keep for yourself. These are just happy town cookies that anyone can enjoy! Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Here's what you need for White Chocolate Chocolate Pudding Cookies (Print Recipe!)

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (1 cup)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3.4 oz. package instant chocolate pudding mix (I used Jell-o brand Chocolate Fudge)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips

Here's what you do

Place rack in the upper third of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extra. Beat until well incorporated.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. You may need to stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl once to ensure everything is just incorporated.

Turn the mixer off and fold in the white chocolate chips using a flexible rubber spatula. Use a 1 tablespoon measure to scoop out the dough. Roll into a ball then flatten slightly into a fat disk. Place about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are just slightly crisp but the top is still soft. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for 3 days.


  1. Thanks, Rosie! You can completely customize them to your liking -- peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, chopped up heath bars, yum!