Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

What is it about chocolate and mint together?  I just love the combination.  These soft, melt-in your-mouth cookies have a deep chocolate flavor mixed with bits of mint.  
There's just something about the bright green peaking out of these cookies that screams 'elf' to me.  In fact, maybe we should just call them Buddy the Elf cookies
"I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite." 
And these cookies will definitely make you smile.  

Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

1/2 (1 stick) of butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 box (3.5-3.8 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup flour
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup mint chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars together.  Add egg, vanilla, and milk.  Mix well.  To the creamed mixture add the cocoa powder, pudding mix, flour, and soda.  Mix until well incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Into a mixing bowl cream 1 stick of butter
with 2/3 cup brown sugar
and 1/4 cup granulated sugar.  Cream until light and fluffy.
Crack in 1 egg,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
and 1 tablespoon of milk.   Mix well.
Now to add the dry ingredients:  2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (want these cookies nice and chocolately),
1 small box of instant chocolate pudding mix - just the powder, don't make the pudding-
1 cup of flour, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.  Mix until well incorporated.
Now to make these cookies what they were MINT to be:  (haha)
Stir in 1 cup mint chips (I use the Guittard brand), and 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I'm using dark chocolate chips).  
 Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Again this year, I'm including a 3x5 printable recipe card.  Consider it my Christmas present to you.  Just click on the card.  Then right click and "save as" to your computer.  You're welcome to print as many as you like.

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