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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

M&M Chocolate Pudding Cookies

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!

M&M Chocolate Pudding Cookies - Love Bakes Good Cakes

M&M Chocolate Pudding Cookies
Printable recipe
Yield: about 50-60 cookies

¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs 
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 box (3.4 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1 cup chocolate chips
1½-2 cups mini M&M's candy

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. 

M&M Chocolate Pudding Cookies - Love Bakes Good Cakes
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  1. I am yet to make M&M cookies ;-) Looks delicious, Jamie !

  2. Wow, what a great idea. And the possibilities are endless!

  3. I'm loving the pudding cookies too! These sound great Jamie!! Pinning :)

  4. Oh yum they look so yummy and bet moist with the pudding. My boys would love, thanks for recipe!

    Stopping by from Adorned from Above. Alexis from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

  5. These look so good, now I'm going to have to make cookie!!!

  6. These look so good. What a great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  7. Tummy cookies!!
    It's been a while since I made cookies with instant pudding :)
    Thanks for the recipe Jamie

  8. You may not enjoy it, but you are an excellent cookie baker. These cookies look delish. It is great the kids will help!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  9. These look delicious!

    New follower through Bloglovin. Would love the follow back. =)

    Love your blog! Would love for you to link up on A Peek Into My Paradise T.G.I.F. Link Party on Friday!

    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  10. I keep seeing these pudding cookies and have yet to try them. I love baking cookies, just because I think they're pretty basic, and make a lot....what I hate is the cleanup. All those cookie sheets tend to sit on my counter until I absolutely have to clean them.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hello Jaime,

    These look delicious
    Thank you for sharing

    Have a great weekend.

    Bear Hugs,

  12. These look so delicious....yet almost too cute to eat! I'm sure I could bring myself to eat one, though (or two, or three...) :D Found you at My Church Supper. Have a great weekend!

  13. Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays~ Paula

  14. Funny! I don't mind making cookies. For me, it's cake. I despise making cakes. Probably because my oven isn't level and I end up with something like the leaning tower of Pisa.

    These look good! Thanks for linking.

  15. Wanna know something funny? I just got invited to link stuff at Rediscover Mom and I went to comment on a few things and i landed on your blog! The chocolate pudding cookies got me! Or was it the M & M's? Whatever. Love it all. And hey!!

  16. These look great! Thanks for linking up at the Tried and True Party! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/05/tried-and-true-recipes-11.html

  17. Curious what would happen if I omit the peanut butter. I have a severe nut allergy and peanut butter doesn't work. Thoughts?

    1. I'm not really sure. I think you could try playing around with the butter ratio ... or maybe even trying a nut-free peanut butter like NoNuts, SunButter or Wowbutter? If you try it without peanut butter and/or with any substitutions, I would love to know how it went :)


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