We had a snow day today, so I thought it would be nice to have some cookies and hot chocolate with Corey while we watched the snow come down. I whipped up a batch of pudding cookies - one of my favorites because they are fast, easy, and taste fantastic! Today I made them with vanilla pudding and added in Heath bits. This is a very flexible cookie recipe because you can change the taste of the cookies by using a different flavor of pudding. You can also add things in like chocolate chips, nuts, candy bits, etc. My favorite is plain vanilla. I also really like them made with chocolate pudding. My son likes vanilla with chocolate chips. Anyway, they are a soft, chewy cookie - perfect for snow days with your son.
1 cup butter
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 (3 ounce) box instant pudding mix (any flavor)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Cream butter and sugar, and then add the egg and instant pudding. Beat well.
Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
Roll into small balls, flatten with fork on a cold greased tray. (I actually flatten with my hand as the fork sticks too much)
Bake 350°F degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.