It seems like forever since I have posted a cookie recipe for you. Taking a quick peek at the archives and it looks like The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie was the last real cookie I shared, and that was back in May! One should never go that long without cookies, I apologize! But I am here today to make it up to you.
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!
Today for #SundaySupper we are getting together to #BakeForACure. I did a whole week of Breast Cancer Awareness around here last week, had some great friends help out, and even have a giveaway going on. This is the perfect way to end the week. I didn’t go pink, I just went with some of the best cookies I have had in awhile.
I have only added pudding to cookies one other time, not sure why it has taken me so long to do it again. They make for the softest and chewiest cookies around. My husband is a huge butterscotch fan, so I as soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them. And, they did not disappoint! Butterscotch in the background, and then white chocolate, butterscotch, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. A party in your mouth!
Don’t wait to make these, they will be loved by all. It does make quite a bit though, so bring these your local hospital or cancer center. What a great way to say thank you to the medical professionals who selflessly give a part of them self every day to help others. Or you could reach out to someone who has struggled with cancer. A nice way to show what an inspiration they have been, or just to show you care.
My parents left last night. They spent almost 5 days here, it was great having them. Over the weekend my son had his first flag football game. It wasn’t quite as funny as I thought it would be, but boy do they have a lot of work to do! It was a double header, and the weather was horrible, but we were out there cheering them on for 2 1/2 hours. It is amazing how some of the parents take it so seriously. One of the teams parents were yelling at the refs, and really getting mad about play calls and little things. They are 6!!! Just let them have fun!
While my parents were here, my husband and I were able to go out for a much needed date night. We saw Hunger Games, and went for dinner. We went to a chain restaurant, which we hadn’t been to in years (never this location). It was not good. They were out of one of the things we wanted, we were sat in the bar and the bar tender was our waiter, and the food was bland. It was disappointing for sure, but still so nice to get out together.
So, now cookies! I had pinned this recipe awhile ago, so it was finally time to give it a try. They were soft, and full of Oreo flavor (without actual Oreo’s). I made these for the teachers at my son’s school. They made enough for the teachers to get a bunch, I have a few in my freezer, and then a plate full went home with my son’s teacher. This was the first cookie recipe I have made with pudding. I have seen a few more, and I know I will be trying them!