Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chocolate Pudding Cookies--with Red Velvet M&Ms

My little Busy Mom Blog is lacking in the blogging department---much like my teaching blog!  YIKES!!   Apparently, naming it a busy mom blog suits me well!!  I can't wait until summer to have more recipes and ideas to share with you! :)


The lovey dovey holiday is over---so that means half price candy right? :)   
Grab you a bag of these little sweet treats.
(Honestly, by themselves--I wasn't a fan---
but they are great in the cookie recipe I'm sharing with you!)

This little bag of M&Ms along with a box of instant pudding and other basic 
cookie ingredients make a YUMMY chocolate cookie.

Now you know I like quick easy recipes.
I don't like to add a lot of unnecessary steps using different bowls.
I want to throw it all in and be done! 

So I did! :)  
I know some like to push their M&Ms on top of the cookie, but who has time for that?
They are meant to be made quickly so they can be eaten!!   :)

I lined my cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
Then I dropped them using a rounded cookie scoop.
There is no right size here--but I do like a nice plump cookie!

Bake them at 350 (325 Convection) for about 8-10 minutes.  They will be a bit soft.
Allow them to cool 2-3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack. (This is one of those unnecessary steps I sometimes skip.  If you're wanting to save on dish time--
cooling them on paper towels works well too!)
Eat and enjoy!! 

 Chocolate Pudding Cookies with Red Velvet M&Ms

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1-2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. soda
1 small box of instant pudding (any flavor of chocolate will work GREAT)
1/2 bag (or more for your liking) of Red Velvet M&Ms

 Preheat oven to 350.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together in the order listed, saving the M&Ms.  Stir in the M&Ms.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cool for an addition 3.  Store in an airtight container! :)

*Cookies do freeze well.  I made these for the kiddos and stored them in individual ziplock baggies.  Then they were tossed into their lunch bags when lunches were being made and they were thawed out easily by their lunch time!!