March 23, 2013

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

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I am in chocolate chip cookie heaven. 

I have searched for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for months now only to find that it was under my nose the whole time.  My mom pulled this recipe card out of her box and said it I needed to try it.

I am never using another chocolate chip cookie recipe again.  Ever.

And this time, I stuffed it for you all with some sweet peanut butter.  Yep, this is the recipe.  It doesn't spread out all over the pan nor does it stubbornly stay in a ball.  It makes the perfect sized cookies.  I cannot describe how ecstatic I am at finding it!  And the ingredient missing from all my other recipes?  Vanilla pudding mix.  I had never tried it in my cookies before.  (The only time I've had it was when I first got braces.)  I am never going back to pudding-less cookies.

This is everything a cookie is supposed to be:

Firm enough to be held and soft enough to melt in your mouth. Sugary sweet with creamy chocolate chips in every bite. Smooth peanut butter waiting in the middle. Waiting for you me.  

Freeze your peanut butter to make it easy to stuff into your dough.  And the dough!  Oh wow, it is too good.  That pudding mix makes it so soft and yet the dough is very moldable.  It is the best cookie dough for filling!  It will fix all my woes with the Snickers Birthday Cookies.  In fact, eating these any time will solve my problems.

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
You can omit peanut butter filling for chocolate chip cookies.
Yield: 2-1/2 dozen cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (4 serving size)
6 oz. chocolate chips (or more if you want)

3/4 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 tbsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 375.  Lay wax paper on baking sheet.  Stir peanut butter and sugar together.  Place by teaspoons on prepared baking sheet and freeze for 10-15 minutes.

Cream butter and sugars, add vanilla and eggs and beat well.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll into balls.  Spread out and put one frozen peanut butter on cookie.  Roll dough around it and seal.  Place on greased baking sheet.  Repeat.  Bake for 9-10 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.

I love curly qs!

Now roll up and around ...

Say goodbye! But only for a little while. Bake . . . Eat some dough . . . Wait . . .

 ... Have a countdown (my sisters do that all the time for baking) ... Eat! And enjoy!

So are you all in a peanut butter chocolate coma yet?  If not, you're safe, because the next post is not a brownie, and it doesn't have chocolate.  Yes, Mary Frances is still writing this post.  Hope you enjoy this cookie recipe though!  I took it to a gathering where they were really popular and and when I brought the container back, Elizabeth looked at it, her jaw dropped, and she exclaimed, "They ate all the cookies!  But, didn't they know I wanted them!"  Looks like I need to make another batch!


  1. OH Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heaven heaven heaven! Need I say more?!?!

    1. Nope:) These cookies are the best. I need to make more!

  2. For real??? A cookie recipe that isn't totally flat or way to fluffy? I'm DYING to try this. Chocolate chips are ON THE LIST! :)

    1. We always have chocolate chips on the list, too! :)

  3. Yes! Make more! And bring them with you somewhere I'll see you!

  4. Maybe I'll make them for Worldview snack;). I wouldn't mind having some more!

  5. How could I not love these :)

    1. Chocolate + PB = Yes! You would love these! :)

  6. Once again you have incorporated my favorite thing to eat in something I make all the time. THANKS!


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