These Oreo Pudding Cookies are a family favorite! They are crispy at the edge, but adding pudding mix directly into the batter keeps them soft and chewy in the center!
This past weekend my husband participated in a “race“. It involved running up mountains, climbing over walls, jumping off cliffs and crawling through mud…among other things. He came home from the race in pain. He had rope burns, abrasions, bruises, splinters, gashes and a limp.
And a smile.
I don’t understand.
So he basically hasn’t been able to move since Saturday. Apparently he plans on doing it again next year. AND he asked if I wanted to do it with him.
I promptly introduced myself to him. Because apparently he has suffered from some brain contusion that affects his memories.
He then told me I should “think outside the box”. Mmmmkay.
I asked him under what circumstance I would ever crawl through mud, up a hill underneath barbed wire? Unless there is a Louis Vuitton waiting at the end for me, there is zero chance I would ever participate in such an activity.
I can’t even guarantee that if a crazy clown ax murderer was chasing me that I would do that. I’m pretty sure I would just lay down and play dead. That’s my “escape from a murderer tactic”, btw. Feel free to use it. I mean, chances are I won’t be able to outrun anyone, so playing dead is really the next available option.
You can pass that little nugget along.
Anyway, let’s talk about cookies.
These are pudding cookies.
Actually they are Oreo Pudding cookies. If you don’t have Oreo pudding, just use vanilla. If you don’t have pudding at all, don’t make these cookies. Sorry.
Scoop them out onto a baking sheet, and bake them up!
Like I said, the edges are slightly crispy and the centers are soft and chewy. This is a cookie that everyone in my family agrees on!
Makes approx 24 cookies
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 pkg (4.2 oz) Oreo pudding/pie filling mix
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups chopped Cookies and Creme Bars
- 14 coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the dry pudding mix and mix for an additional 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in baking soda, salt and flour until combined.
- Stir in chopped candy and cookies.
- Using a large (3 tablespoon sized cookie scoop) drop the dough onto baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
adapted from Plain Chicken