I am so excited to kick of The Blogger Cookie Exchange Week!
When I contemplated what cookie I wanted to create for you, of course I resorted to my favorite type of cookies… I am sure you all can guess it… Pudding Cookies!
A few of you have nick-named me “The Pudding Cookie Queen” and I humbly accept the title ;-) Pudding cookies are my favorite because they truly are the softest, chewiest and down-right BEST cookies you will ever make! The secret ingredient… Instant Pudding Mix. Something about that ingredient makes pudding cookies the perfect cookies that they are.
I have a variety of Pudding Cookies on my blog, but I wanted one that was sure to stand out. When I was pregnant with my daughter, the ONLY things I craved was Root Beer. I had 1-2 of them daily. Oddly enough, after I was done being pregnant… I still loved root beer. Some women can never look at the foods they craved in pregnancy for years after the baby is born… I on the other hand still live for a tall glass of bubbly, delicious root beer.
That is why these cookies are so good. With the white chocolate chips and root beer flavoring, it tastes like a root beer float, but in cookie form! You need to give these a try!
It has been brought to my attention that someone else came up with this idea, too. And while I did not see her recipe before I made or posted this, I want to give Dreaming of White Chocolate a little shout out because great minds think alike :)
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix, dry, do not prepare
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. Root Beer concentrate, can add more depending on personal preference
- 2¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1-2 cups white chocolate chips
- Cream butter and sugars together.
- Beat in instant vanilla pudding mix well.
- Add eggs and root beer concentrate and beat until well incorporated.
- Add flour and baking soda and beat until well incorporated.
- Stir in white chocolate chips.
- Roll into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
Come back later this afternoon to Chef in Training to see what The Girl Who Ate Everything is baking up for you!