Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Howdy Partners,

I am writing this on Saturday evening so I can get a quick jump on my posts for the week.  I figured if I did this now, for one I wouldn’t snack and two I can focus on exercise and making healthy dinners throughout the week!  After my Saturday indulgence, I am going to start my week out right, starting with a wholesome healthy breakfast!  But today I do not have a healthy breakfast for you, that will be tomorrow, I think?  But I have my Saturday indulgence to share with you!

See these little Guys?  They are extremely dangerous!  Dangerous I tell ya!!  All day they taunted me, telling me to eat me, eat me!!  If you ask me to eat something, I feel the need to say ok, after all how can I say no?  So I ate one, then two, then three, then I thought these taste really familiar what is that taste?  Eat four, eat five and finally on my sixth one, I realized what these cookies taste like.  Ready for this…

They taste like Girl Scout Thin Mints!  I can’t believe I accidentally recreated a cookie that tastes like Girl Scout Thin Mints!  I feel like I discovered a million dollars or something!!  I have to thank Little Jenny for this.  Before she went to work, I asked her if she wanted me to make her any cookies for her and her boyfriend Saturday night and she said, yah, Mint Chocolate Chips.  I think we are all on a mint kick this week!  I wouldn’t have discovered these gems if it wasn’t for her.  I don’t know if I should love her or hate her for this!!  When she came home from work, she took a bite of the cookie and said “Oh My Gosh” with a mouth full of cookies.  Can I take the whole batch with me?  I was happy to give them to her, because if they were here right now, I’d be eating one while I was typing this!!  Just look at them!!

See what I mean about dangerous?  At least the cookies are only 59 calories each!  But having 6 of them, kind of adds up!!  This recipe is also very easy to make!  It’s a basic batch of cookies, but the secret ingredient is Jello Sugar Free Instant Pudding, Fudge flavor!!  I never put pudding in my cookies before, I’ve done cake batter but never pudding.  I am pretty surprised on how well they turn out!!  I am so glad I tried this!!!  You have to try pudding in cookies, it’s crazy good.  It adds a whole new dimension to your cookie!

Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 44 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

A chocolate cookie with a fudgy center and full of mint chocolate chips. Tastes like a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 pkg. (1.4 oz pkg.) sugar free,instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
  7. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  9. 3/4 cups mint chocolate chips (I used Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl add flour and pudding mix;set a side
  4. In a large bowl add butter and beat for 30 seconds; until creamy. Add brown sugar and baking soda and beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in mint chocolate chips
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

Calorie per cookie: 58.7, Fat: 3.3, Cholesterol: 5.7, Sodium: 34.4, Potassium: 18.8, Carbs: 7.6, Fiber: .01, Sugar: 4.4, Protein: .06

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/11/13/mint-chocolate-chip-pudding-cookies/

Do you crave danger?  If you do, then these cookies are for you!  I bet you can’t eat just one!  Ohhh, these would be so good with a Peppermint Latte!  Man, I think I need to make more of these, no I don’t!!  I have no control!  I really need a new hobby!

QUESTION:  What is your favorite all time cookie?

Have a great day everyone!!!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  I don’t know why, but I just like this picture!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Saturdays deserve indulgence…otherwise what fun would they be? These cookies look amazing!

  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE chocolate and mint together.

    I normally make creme de menthe brownies for one of my Christmas “cookies,” but these might have to take over as this year’s mint and chocolate offering!

  3. oooooo oooooo oooo Thin Mints are soo good, I bet these are fantastic! I’d love to have a batch of these for my weekend indulgence!

  4. You are so funny but there’s nothing funny about these cookies, just yumminess, I have always been a sucker for thin mints.

  5. I’m confused about the size of chocolate pudding, do you mean the small box?
    I can’t wait to make them, I L O V E all your recipes…Thanks

  6. These look so marvelous…perfectly fudgy!!! My kids would go nuts for these!!!

  7. I need to jump on the pudding cookie bandwagon, asap! Love the mint + choc combo!

  8. What a combination! I hope you will share these at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/

  9. Thanks for dropping by my kitchen with this recipe for our Holiday Cookie Exchange. I have to make these. I missed the Girl Scouts this year.

  10. Looks delicious Jennifer! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  11. I love the thin mint cookies from the Girl Scouts! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  12. These sounds so good! I LOVE chocolate and mint ; ) and they look so moist! Thanks so much for sharing on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

  13. Last week, I bought a bag of those Nestle Dark Chocolate and Mint Chips simply because they just looked so tempting as I was strolling through the baked goods isle, and now it looks like they can do a happy dance with some chocolate pudding. Thanks for sharing this recipe on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap. I’m pinning this and WILL be making them soon.

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