I have a confession - I hate making cookies. There, now I've said it and you know. Don't get me wrong, I like to eat cookies ... just not make them! I usually delegate cookie-making to my kiddos - who are usually more than enthusiastic with the task!
One of my current favorite cookies is the pudding cookie! OMGosh - you can make them in any pudding flavor and throw in whatever kind of yummies you like - and you have a brand new cookie! And, they're easy ..... and SOFT! I personally prefer a softer cookie. :)
I like to use a cookie scoop to make my cookies all the same size .... but if you don't have a cookie scoop - your tablespoon measuring spoon is a good substitute to get uniform sized cookies!
I think the little M&M's are so cute and I thought it would be fun to make some cookies with them. We loved them and I hope your family does as well!
In a medium bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt and instant pudding. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in the M&M's. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to cooling rack to cool completely. Store in a covered container.