Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carly's Cookies

One of my college friends is famous for her delicious cookies. She used to make us gift boxes and care packages full of these treats and my friends and I could never get enough. As soon as I moved into my first apartment and had access to a non-dorm kitchen, these became my go-to cookies.

I make them for parties and send them to friends and even included them in the gift bags for guests at my wedding. Before Christmas cookie season starts in full effect, here's a cookie recipe that you can use year-round. According to the Internet, their official name is Pudding Cookies but my friends and I just call them Carly's Cookies...

You'll need:

2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
12 ounces of chocolate chips
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of m&ms

Preheat your oven to 350 and then blend the butter, eggs, sugars, and vanilla until creamy...

In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda, and flour together. Add the flour mixture slowly to the sugar/egg/butter bowl and mix.

Add your pudding mix, walnuts, m&m candies, and chocolate chips...

...and mix until everything is combined. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

Let them cool and enjoy! Make a double batch if you don't want them to all disappear right away. Stay hungry!


  1. A seasonal and delicious tip from our friend Carly:

    A great holiday variation is what I call the "Holly and the Ivy" cookie-- just mix in dried cranberries, pistachios, and white chocolate chips! Yum!

  2. Sounds great! I'm assuming the pudding mix is added with the flour??


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