Anyways, to the recipe. These are soooo delicious. They are so addicting it's crazy! Thank god they're leaving my house tomorrow, or else I would gain like 5 pounds this week just from these cookies. They are nice and soft, just like I like them, but not cakey, because I don't like that. Plus, they are loaded with chocolate! What's better? I'll tell you, nothing's better.
Triple Chocolate Soft Pudding Cookies
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 packet instant chocolate pudding mix (3.9 ounces)
- ¼ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamed well. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat well. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl, then add the pudding mix and cocoa powder. Beat until combined throughout. Add the baking soda, salt, and flour; beat until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary. Beat in the chocolate chips just until combined.
Place balls of dough, about 1 ¼ Tbsp. worth, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When rolling the balls, roll into spheres and then flatten a bit to make fat disks. Repeat until all the dough is used, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place balls of dough on several parchment-lined baking sheets and spread them out thoroughly. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until they are firm to the touch, but still quite soft. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.