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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding Cookies

This is real. This is happening. I made up a recipe and everyone needs to make it.

You guys, I really like cookies. Surprise!

I bought banana pudding for our food blog, Food365. I didn’t use all of it, so I had to decide what to do with the rest of it. I love pudding cookies, so that seemed like a good way to go. And what goes well with bananas? Peanut butter. And what goes well with peanut butter? Chocolate. And that’s how this happened.

A real, actual recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box instant banana pudding mix

Directions

  1. Beat egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Mix in flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for approximately 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Grease cookie sheet.
  6. Scoop chilled dough onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Shovel into face.

I didn’t take pictures as I was making it because I didn’t know that I was going to blog about it. But the only picture that really matters is the final result, yes? So here it is:

 


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Monster Pudding Cookies

This past weekend, I had a picnic to go to with my soccer team, and I volunteered to make cookies. Cookies are both my favorite thing to eat and my favorite thing to bake, and this particular recipe from For the Love of Dessert has become my go-to choice. Every time I’ve made it, people have asked me for the recipe. How can it be bad? Monster cookies are a combination of chocolate chip, M&M, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies. And adding instant pudding to cookies is the greatest baking trick I’ve ever learned. It makes them so soft. I recommend putting pudding in all cookie recipes.

So I decided to go ahead and share it. The version from that blog is basically perfect, so you should just follow that. The only differences I made were using regular sized M&Ms and leaving out the peanut butter chips.

Here is how it went for me:

Ingredients!

Ingredients!

I don't use mixers because I like to minimize how much stuff I have to clean.

I don’t use electric mixers because I like to minimize how much stuff I have to clean.

My iTunes shuffle gets me.

My iTunes shuffle gets me.

Sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter = delicious.

Sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter = delicious.

And now my iTunes has turned against me.

And now my iTunes has turned against me.

Tastiest cookie dough everrr

Tastiest cookie dough everrr

Time to watch Dr. Who while we turn dough into cookies.

Time to watch Dr. Who while we turn dough into cookies.

I make these bigger than I do with most cookies, because, ya know, "monster."

I make these bigger than I do with most cookies, because, ya know, “monster.”

It's a miracle I didn't eat them all myself.

It’s a miracle I didn’t eat them all myself.