Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vanilla Pudding Cookies

I've been wanting to try these cookies for a couple of weeks and then yesterday the perfect opportunity presented itself: my bathroom sink broke in multiple ways! We had a slight problem with the sink the other month and Mr. Lawyer went through three, I kid you not, THREE bottles of liquid plumber. I was going to show that sink who was boss, plus we pay an outrageous apartment building rent for a reason: maintenance men. I'm a pro at writing enthralling maintenance request forms: the bathroom sink is clogged, bringing up grossness(!) and the pipes are leaking. Also, I know where the head maintenance man lives and I always chat up the guys in the hallway. They came up in three minutes. Problem solved. I then made these cookies in order to bribe thank them. Plus it gave me the chance to use my latest thrift store treasure: a giant old school pyrex bowl of yellow kitchen sunshine and awesomeness!
This recipe was simple and created a lovely cookie. It didn't taste like anything special, just an average chocolate chip cookie but the texture! These cookies are nice and soft and slightly chewy. You know how normal chocolate chip cookies are amazing out of the oven but then next day they are kind of hard and crispy? Not these cookies. They are amazing out of the oven or the next morning (Someone, who is not me, ate three of them for breakfast. No really, it was Mr. Lawyer. I only had one for breakfast!)
Vanilla Pudding Cookies
(From the Whisk Kid Blog)
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c butter, softened
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
3.4 oz pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and beat in the pudding mix. Scrape the bowl again and add the eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the bowl after each addition eggs. Add vanilla. Add half of the pre-mixed dry ingredients to the batter and mix just to combine. Scrape down the bowl and add the remaining half, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Using a tablespoon-size scoop, portion the cookies into balls. Place 2 1/2" apart on prepared baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden and set. Let cookies cool on sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool fully.

1 comment:

  1. I read Vanilla Pudding Cupcakes. And then I stared at the photograph, which clearly features a cookie. And I couldn't figure out which one of us was confused and should probably go to bed earlier... >_<