These are the best cookies ever, according to my fiance. I don’t think I would necessarily go that far, but I’m still trying to get my hands on my grandmother’s pineapple-filled cookie recipe. Now those are the best cookies ever. But these chocolate chip pudding cookies, they can hold their own in a taste test. They are delicious. Like, addicting delicious. Approximately 28 large cookies gone in a couple of days with only the two of us in the house kind of delicious.
These cookies masquerade as normal, run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookies. You look at them and immediately think you know what you’re going to get. But these cookies are different. They are made with pudding.
I was not familiar with pudding cookies until I made these; and I was only introduced to the concept when a friend of mine tweeted me the link to the recipe saying that she was going to make them because I haven’t sent her baked goods, despite her many pleas, since I’ve begun this baking project. I’d wager that me not sending baked goods is working out better for me because she keeps sending me recipes to really delicious baked goods, like the Amish Friendship Bread alternative.
Now that I have been introduced to pudding cookies, however, I don’t think I can imagine a regular old chocolate chip cookie without the moist, super chewy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency that you get with pudding cookies. They are just good. Really good. Damn good, in fact. I can vividly imagine my fiance asking if we have vanilla instant pudding mix (I used French vanilla because I happened to have it in my cupboard) before we embark on any grocery shopping trip ever, and then throwing some in the cart while at the store anyway. You know, just in case. No excuses!