So Price and I typically don’t keep the heat on in the house in the winter. We just deal with it and bundle up in layers. LOTS OF LAYERS. Kinda has to do with paying the hefty electric bill. But now with Autumn around we’ve selectively been putting on the heat. And cringing.
But to help heat up the house I’ve devised a plan… keep the stove and oven going as much as possible!*
Cookies! Pies! Pizza! Roasts!
I had seen these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies on Amanda’s blog earlier this year and immediately Pinned them to make them when the time was right. And pulling hot chocolate chip cookies out of the oven was just what was needed last week when we were glued to the TV watching Winter Storm Hercules approach the Northeast.
While cookies don’t taste very different than the typical chocolate chip cookie, they are texturally different. They are so soft!! Pillowy! I love soft cookies like this so I wanted to eat them all but held back at 2 and sent the rest far, far away with Price to share with his office. But I’m totally hooked so I’m gonna have to remember to get some more pudding to have on hand. Maybe even in other flavors…
*No, I’m not turning on my oven and leaving the door open. It just gives off some extra heat when I’m cooking to keep the kitchen toasty!
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
Makes 36 cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Sift together flour and baking soda; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in pudding and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and beat just until they are incorporated.
- Roll into 36 1″ balls and place on greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 350F for 8-12 minutes
Sourced from Fake Ginger