Sunday, September 26, 2010

Devil's Food Peanut Butter Cookies

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
2 eggs
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??


Roxan said...

These cookies look great. They look MUCH more enjoyable to eat than to read all that physiology stuff!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate and peanut butter are just the perfect combo. These cookies look great!

Monet said...

I think school requires baking. I've been baking SO MUCH MORE now that I'm back at it. I think the stress of homework and reading can only be alleviated with an hour or two in the kitchen. And then of course, it always helps to have a tasty snack to eat while studying! These look delicious. Great work!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous cookies!! Such a great flavor combination you have going on!

Suchitra Vaidyaram said...

Looks super delicious-

The Chocolate Priestess said...

I bet these would be a hit in my house since I know that both my guys like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate together.

Taylor said...

I love pudding cookies!! They are so moist...just how I like cookies! These look tasty

Heather said...

Oh my....these look awesome!