vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies

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These are so good!!! I advise using mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Somehow, there’s more dough and it’s the perfect sweetness.

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies W/Caramel Filling (adapted from Two Peas And Their Pod)
2 sticks unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
3.4 oz. box of instant vanilla pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 12oz. bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 pieces of caramel cut into four small pieces (32 total)

– preheat oven to 350 degrees
– using a stand mixer, mix butter and sugars until fluffy
– add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition
– pour in the vanilla extract
– mix the baking soda with the hot water until the baking soda dissolves and add that to the mixer
– add the pudding mix and salt
– add in the flour
– pour in the bag of chocolate chips and mix thoroughly
– using an ice cream scoop (I used the 2 tablespoons one), scoop some dough and roll it into a golf ball than flatten it slightly
– place a piece of caramel in the middle and mold into a golf ball again (make sure your dough is even on all sides! if not the caramel will sink to the bottom)
– place the dough on a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until set
– cool on cookie rack before eating ๐Ÿ™‚ you can skip this part if you like

These cookies are bomb.com! I’m a chocolate chip cookie fanatic so I know my chocolate chip cookies. The vanilla pudding gives it a nice consistency and also lots of flavor. I just made these and I couldn’t help myself from stealing a few. They’re delicious. They would go great with a glass of milk, coffee, or hot chocolate. Make these! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t trust me, you should trust Maria (Two Peas and Their Pod). She’s been dubbed the cookie queen. If you go to her blog and look under recipes and than cookies, you’ll see five pages worth of recipes. THE COOKIE QUEEN! ๐Ÿ™‚ Excellent source for recipes for the cookie swap too.

Fail Sweetly,
Justina

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