Right now, I'm reading 50 pages of heavily taxing advanced exercise physiology homework about the illegal use of androgens in athletes including methandrostenolne, luoxymesterone and nandrolone decanoate.
Can you blame me for baking cookies?
I didn't think so. After a wonderful weekend which included a 80's cover band concert and hours of dancing, a DC meet up for lunch and coffee with a good friend and 16 hours of sleep, I was so prepared to be productive today. And I was, to an extent.
But I can't be productive any longer. And I know that as soon as the week begins, there is only room for productivity. No fun in sight! Well, maybe a smidgen. So, today, during the steady spit of the rain, I made what was quite possibly one of the most addicting cookies yet; a devil's food cookie gets a fun enhancement with the addition of creamy peanut butter chips. In a nut shell: delicious.These are pudding cookies. Can you believe that pudding can be made into a cookie? I was pretty impressed too.
Because of the pudding, the cookie almost tastes like cake. It's chewy and soft and wonderful...and you can't stop at one!
Perhaps the best part of this little gem is how easy it is to whip them up. So grab your favorite box of Jell-o and whip up a cookie that will suit your tastebuds. I'd like to try butterscotch pudding with white chocolate chips, french vanilla with dark chocolate chips, but I'll take it one at a time.
Without further ado, here's the recipe.
What ya need:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1-3.4 ounce package instant devil’s food pudding mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces peanut butter chips
What ya do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Mix the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, pudding mix, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
4. Add the eggs and mix well.
5. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the peanut butter chips
6. Use a tablespoon to drop onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. (I got about 50 cookies this way)
7. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes.
What combination would you use??