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Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies #ChristmasWeek #ChocolateParty


Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Each day we will be celebrating a new holiday baking theme where each blogger makes a dish they love. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday December 3rd and ending Friday December 7th.

Today also happens to be the December #ChocolateParty, where our themed ingredient was peppermint/mint.  Considering chocolate and mint are my favorite combination this time of year, this was easy for me!

I can’t even tell you how good these cookies were.  I took them into my son’s school for the teachers, and I had an email right away asking when I was posting the recipe.  I made these over a month ago, so I had to send the recipe ahead of time.  These were that good, they couldn’t wait.  Pudding is magic in cookies, I have said that before.  But it still makes me happy every time I use it :)   They are just so soft and chewy, even days later!

I made a similar cookie last year using Andes Mints, but this time I used the baking bits.  The bits are perfect, you get a little mint in each bite.  If you can’t find the bits, you could just chop up a the regular sized mints.  That might even be better, because then you get bigger chunks :)   If you are a fan of chocolate and mint, trust me when I say you HAVE to try these!

Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies #ChristmasWeek #ChocolateParty
 
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Soft fudgy chocolate cookies with Andes mints
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package of chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Andes mint baking chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silpat liner parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl for an electric mixer cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla, mix until well combined. In a separate bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the dough. Once just combined, use a spatula to fold in the chips.
  3. Scoop small balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edge are golden. Remover from the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes
Adapted from Table For Two

 

 

Comments

  1. You were smart to do a double duty post! Your cookies sound fantastic…I have never added pudding mix, but you are reinforcing what I’ve heard! I need to try these :)

  2. A great choice of cookies for this double whammy post! Lovely clicks, E! :)

  3. I have never used pudding in a cookie. Is it the instant kind? I can just imagine how smooth they must be and mint with chocolate is So good!

  4. These cookies make me wish that they sold Andes baking chips here in Canada… but then again, it’s probably for the best, because I have no willpower when mint and chocolate are involved, so I’d probably eat the whole bag in one sitting and leave none for the cookies. :)
    I’ve never tried making cookies with pudding mix before, but I’m intrigued… might just have to pick up some mix next time I’m at the store so I can try these out!

  5. I could not ask for better flavors in a cookie!
    What a fun event… I am going to stalk you guys all week long!

  6. I’ve never used pudding in a cookie, but what a great idea! These look delish!

  7. This is so much fun! Your cookies look extremely tasty!

  8. Pudding is the best thing to add to cookies, yum!

  9. Look at you being all smart with working this for both parties. I’m loving the idea. The mint cookies the Girl Scouts sell are one of Hubby’s favorite so I’ll bet he’d love these too.

  10. Chocolate and mint are to me, a no fail combination and these sound wonderful!

  11. Yum! My daughter’s favorite combo is chocolate and mint, so these are definite must-make for me, too. And I bet the pudding does work wonders, can’t wait to try it!

  12. Andes baking chips could be a food group in my world. So glad to see them with a pudding cookie! Smart…

  13. Yours turned out lovely and I’m glad you liked them!! :)

  14. Yum! These look great :)

  15. You were smart to think of a treat to fit both parties. Saves on calories too. :) It’s my first time around working with a blogger event… talk about biting my nails on this one. Usually I just go with the flow of what I have going on at home. :) I love chocolate and mint together… these cookies are a winner. :)

    • I usually go with the flow too – this is my first event like this. Timing worked out for me though, with Thanksgiving, so I didn’t have a cake and a pie, and cookies etc. at my house :)

  16. Yum! Getting ready to post my chocolate party cookie this week :)

  17. So, I’m not THAT far from you. I can be there in a day, I think. Please have some of these waiting.

    Happy day #1!

  18. Chocolate and mint are a dreamy combo! These cookies look undeniably awesome.

  19. Yum! These look great Erin!

  20. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    The pudding must make these so moist. I have some mint fans here and can’t wait to give these a try when we bake Christmas cookies:)

  21. I am all about chewy cookies – I have to try the pudding trick! And chocolate mint sounds like a great place to start :)

  22. YUM, love these!! They look sooooo good! Love that you guys did this! Cool!

  23. I wanted to lose some weight over the holiday season, but now, I think that’s very foolish of me to even think about it! With all these delicious goodies going around, I think I gain weight just by looking at them!

  24. Yes, I’ve made cookies with pudding mix…I was skeptical, but they really do turn out nicely. These look awesome! So nice to share Christmas Week with you! :)

  25. Pudding is definitely magic in cookies! I haven’t tried it myself but I’m sure it’s just heavenly!

  26. Mint chocolate pudding in a cookie, I like it and the minty flavor;-)

  27. Great recipe Erin. They look divine.

  28. Pudding cookies are awesome and with the peppermint chips you can’t go wrong.

  29. Great cookie Erin, they look so tempting, and I don´t eat cookies much! I have to try the pudding in the dough, it sounds so good!

  30. I bet they were super moist and delcious and perfect for the holidays! Delish!

  31. Those cookies look so good! I’ve never tried using pudding in cookies, but I bet it makes them irresistible!

  32. Erin…these look really fabulous! I love a chewy chocolate cookie and you’ve got me really curious about adding pudding to cookies! I’m going to have to try that soon! Pretty pictures, as always! : )

  33. These sound absolutely wonderful! My mom used to make a pudding cake when I was a kid and I just loved it, I bet these are even better :)

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