You didn't think I'd leave you for the weekend with a healthy vegetarian dish, did you? BAH! Can you imagine if I did that?!? Can you imagine if I went a week without breaking into my tubs of butter and chocolate? I don't really have tubs. I don't.
Anyway... the other day as I was slowly making my way down the 'baking needs' aisle at the market, I found myself staring at the boxes of pudding and suddenly remembered these. Pudding chip cookies!! They were so delicious! But I had never tried them with chocolate pudding, oh no I hadn't. So off I went to whip up a batch for no reason at all*. Theyaresogood.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
(Makes approx. 2 dozen)
1 4 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, stir together pudding mix, flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. With an electric mixer, blend butter until whipped. Add brown sugar and blend until creamy. Add egg, egg white and vanilla and continue to blend (batter might look runny). Slowly add dry ingredients and blend until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place by rounded spoonful on parchment-lined baking sheet (I flattened mine with the bottom of a glass, otherwise they come out puffy). Bake for 10 minutes.
*When I bake for no reason at all (which is all the time), I often make Carson take the results with him to one of his many jobs. Here's a presentable and convenient way to do that:
Place baked goods in a brown paper bag lined with paper towel.
Fold over the top and pierce with hole-puncher.
Tie bow with kitchen twine or ribbon.
Write with Sharpie what's inside.