Chocolate Mint Pudding Cookies

Holiday cheer... in a cookie! Share these moist and festive cookies with family and friends.

  • DISH TYPE
    Dessert
  • COURSE
    Cookie
  • YIELDS
    30 cookies
  • PREP TIME
    20 minutes
  • COOK TIME
    10 minutes
  • OCCASIONS
    Christmas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup eggs
  • 1/2 cup vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 9.9 ounce bag mint candy-coated chocolates
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons holiday sprinkles

Cooking Directions

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    Beat the butter and sugars until soft and creamy. Add the eggs and extracts and beat again. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • 3
    Sift together the dry pudding mix, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until soft dough forms. The dough will be very stiff.
  • 4
    Stir 3/4 cup of the candy-coated chocolates, chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons sprinkles into the dough gently. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 30 dough balls.
  • 5
    Press the remaining candy-coated chocolates into the tops of the dough balls. Press the top of the dough ball in the extra sprinkles and roll the dough into a ball.
  • 6
    Place the dough balls on a Circulon 11x17-Inch Cookie Sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove and gently press the tops of each cookie down slightly using a flat spatula.
  • 7
    Let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, and then remove and place on parchment paper until completely cool. Store in a tightly sealed container.

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