Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

One of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes is the one that uses vanilla instant pudding in the recipe.  Today I tried that same recipe with chocolate instant pudding and an addition of unsweetened cocoa to intensify the chocolate a bit. These were a HUGE hit!  Chocolate overload!  While these were baking, it was a bit difficult to tell when they were done because you couldn't see the edges turn light brown.  I had to lightly feel the edges to see if they were set.   I experimented a bit.  When the edges were fully set, the cookies were wonderful with a cakey sort of texture.  When the edges were only slightly firm, the cookies were more fudgy on the inside. That's how I liked them best. But both textures were great. This is a super easy recipe. The dough is nice and soft and scoops out nicely with a metal scooper.  I bet these would be good with mint chocolate chips as well.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.


What's Baking?? said...

wow..the cookies look huge. I'm a great fan of chocs!

Nicole@ The Dirty Oven said...

Oh I need some of these right now. Thanks for sharing some choclate love!

NutsBabyGirl said...

Hi Heidi my new favorite chef and bakery queen...just one question on the Chocolate chocolate chip pudding cookie because I don't want to screw this up even if I should be able to figure this out on my own but....when do I add the 1/2 c of cocoa?? By the way your cookies look awesome. Also I seem to be following don't let that scare you *smiles* seriously daughter and I have been cooking and baking what seems to be the same thing over and over and now is the time for new and yummy things to hit our table. So I hit the internet and low and be hold..the sites I really liked so did you....Nice to meet you (by the way I never baked growing dad was a baker by profession since he was 15 in Sweden. Then he moved me, my brother and mom here to the states where he was the greatest Swedish baker around but he is gone now so I am trying to make him proud) Anyways...back to the cocoa...when? And your little pie makers seems like a neat thing to have. I love gadgets too.