Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Tell me what’s better than making cookies with your nephew.

Not only are these the BEST FREAKING COOKIES I’ve ever tasted…they were so fun to make with my little munchkin, Grady.

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Mikey and I got to spend the morning with this kid and we had such a blast. Uncle Mikey let him eat a ton of dough and candy and I eventually had to be the mean aunt who told him that he had had enough. We made cookies, chased after Norman and took a trek to the toy store where uncle Mikey wanted to buy Grady everything (we settled on some trucks).

We love spoiling our nieces and nephew (aka, filling them with sugar and sending them home with their parents). And don’t worry everyone (Mom), we can’t wait to eventually bake cookies and spoil our own little munchkins someday… But until that time, we just plan on stealing other peoples kids to spend the day with.

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A bit about these cookies: they are dangerously good. They are soft and chewy with a delicious peanut butter kick. We added Reese’s Pieces and chocolate chips to them which made the dough some of the best I’ve ever had. The secret ingredient that makes these extra tasty? A box of vanilla pudding. For some reason that magical bag of pudding powder adds the most incredible flavor and depth to cookies. I’m a big fan and know you would be too. Grady sure did love them!

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[Recipe Title=”Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies” Serves=”About 40 cookies” Time=”Prep: 15 Minutes Bake: 10 Minutes” Difficulty=”Easy”]

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Butter, Softened

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 1/4 Cups Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Box Instant Vanilla Pudding (3.4 oz)

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Reese’s Pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and pudding mix. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until well incorporated.

Add the vanilla and honey, mix well.

Slowly add the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you mix. Be sure not to over-mix. Stop after just incorporated.

Add chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces and stir to combine.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and spoon about a tablespoon of dough onto sheets, placing about 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until just barely brown (if you want them chewy).

Let cool for a couple minutes and then let finish cooling on a wire rack.

Enjoy with a giant cup of milk!

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This recipe was found via Pinterest on the BruCrewLife blog

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