Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies—National Chocolate Chip Day

Today, May 15, is National Chocolate Chip Day, so I thought I’d post these cookies I made a week ago.

I got the recipe for these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies when we were in Utah in March.  We stayed with Kevin’s sister, Cindy.  She had a book sitting on the table called A Mormon Cookbook, by Erin Allred.  So I sat flipping through it.  Some of the recipes were interesting and I’d probably never make them, but I found this cookie recipe and I’ve heard of putting an instant pudding mix in chocolate chip cookies before, but hadn’t seen or thought of it in an oatmeal cookie.  So I jotted the recipe down and found it in my purse last week and decided to whip up half the recipe.

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The cookies were really good.  I really liked the crisp-on-the-outside texture and the chewy-softness from the pudding inside.  I will make them again soon.  Especially since I halved the recipe and only used half a box of instant pudding.  Here’s Erin’s recipe with my slight adjustments, but I’m going to give the full recipe instead of half like I did.  And I know, it’s National Chocolate CHIP Day and I actually used chopped chocolate for these, but any CHIPS are good.  (Again, I’m trying to use things I have and I have a bunch of chocolate bars from a sale.)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies (aka, Erins’ name for them is Mushy Missionary Oatmeal Cookies, I don’t care for that name—it’s a Mormon thing.), adapted by Katrina from Baking and Boys!

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding

2 large eggs

3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

1  1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt (the original recipe had no salt, I added the 1/4 teaspoon)

Any mix of chocolate chips, nuts, raisins you’d like (original recipe)

I used:

4 ounces chopped semi sweet and milk chocolate for the half recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes.  Scrape sides of bowl.  Add the eggs and beat another 2 minutes.  Mix in the instant pudding.  Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.  Add the the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat just until combined.  Fold in the chocolate/mix-ins by hand. 

Scoop the dough into tablespoon sized balls on the baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.  Let cool on wire racks. (The half recipe made about 2 dozen.) 

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If you didn’t see my last post,  be sure to check out the Best Homemade Play Dough.  If you have kids, they will love it and you will, too!

16 comments:

Kerstin said...

I can't believe I missed that it was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - these look like the perfect way to celebrate :)

Tracey said...

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! These cookies sound like a great way to celebrate. I've never made cookies with pudding mix though I did make some yummy cupcakes with it once. Will have to give these a shot!

mike said...

Oh great... my birthday AND Nat. chocolate chip day! How could I forget? Actually, I remembered Nat. Chocolate Chip Cookie day a few months ago - but this recipe looks terrific (copying it now) - can't have enough CCC recipes!!!

jillbert said...

These look great. I didn't realize I missed the holiday!

I'm bummed that I didn't make it to Levain or Jacques Torres in NYC, but they are on the list for next time!

Anna said...

Hey Katrina!

I made these a while back and they were great. I need to go dig up the recipe and see if they are actually the same, but I remember it was an oatmeal cookie with puddidng and chocolate chips.

Mimi said...

I haven't made cookies with pudding mix before, but why not it works great in cakes.
Mimi

Leslie said...

What a neat idea! I made coconut chocolate chip cookies but these sound even better!

Lila said...

Oh, it looks so delicious. I love pudding mixes. I put them in everything! That and chocolate syrup! Yum!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Leslie said...

Oh man..how did I miss Chocolate chip day??? these look perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

The cookies sound wonderful Katrina. I have baked with pudding mix before and like how cookies turn out with it. Ill have to try these with the oatmeal.

Jacque said...

MMMmmm, sounds like a fun recipe. Cookies look yummy too. I like the look of chopped chocolate in a cookie. Nice work!

Amanda said...

See, pudding in cookies is good! :-D

Pam said...

I've never added pudding to cookie dough before...these cookies look amazing.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh I can't believe I missed chocolate chip day! Shame on me!!! You know I actually bought a box of instant pudding to try those ccc that have it, and never did! Maybe the box has expired by now, it was a long time ago... But like you, I never seen it used in oatmeal! Good idea girl! They do look great.

spike. said...

I had no idea about chip day! Love oatmeal cc and yours look great!

Eliana said...

Hmmm, vanilla pudding in chocolate chip cookies...sounds super delish.