Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

The hubby and I recently saw Moonrise Kingdom this past weekend.  It was hysterical!  Wes Anderson’s movies are not for everyone (dry, sarcastic humor said in a serious tone), but I knew I’d love this movie since The Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic were great and Bill Murray is one of the best actors ever.  I thought Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, and especially Sam Shakusky (real name?) were also great in this movie.

What’s also great?  These Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies!  The vanilla flavor from the pudding really gives these cookies such a wonderful taste – the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and Reese’s Pieces help too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix, 1.34 oz.
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix, flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy.  Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  With a wooden spoon, stir in peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and Reese’s Pieces.
  4. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, about 2″ apart.  Press down gently with the palm of your hand.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.  Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking rack.  Yield: 3 dozen cookies

*Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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18 Comments

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18 responses to “Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

  1. Sounds great and interesting using instant pudding for cookies!

  2. Lucy

    Another one of your recipes that grabbed my attention and wants to make me go home and make cookies!! They look scrumptious!! Do you think different flavor pudding would work?

  3. I want to see that movie. It looks hysterical. I think I should sneak in some of these cookies to the movie theater because they look amazing!! Can’t wait to try these cookies!

  4. These look great!! I love that you used pudding. 🙂

  5. Pudding packets have a way of making everything better. These look amazing. My husband totally wants to see that movie too.

  6. I’m dying to see that movie. I love these cookies. Pudding just adds so much flavor to baked goods.

  7. Anything that includes peanut butter chips AND Reese’s Pieces is delicious in my book! 🙂

  8. Favorite combination of all time, obviously. Hands down my favorite. I’m a huge fan of peanutbutter in my sweets. Spot on. Well deserved Top 9 for sure! Congratulations!

    Cheers!
    ~ Kate

  9. yum! i love what pudding does to cookies. i made a “figgy pudding recipe” during xmas and they were a huge hit:

    http://theactorsdiet.com/2011/12/09/bring-us-some-figgy-pudding-cookies/

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