It took me a little while to really get into the swing of pudding cookies, but I think I’m a die-hard now. I think the trouble I had with them at the start was using the wrong kind of pudding.
I use sugar-free fat-free instant pudding mix for all of my pudding needs. So that’s what I use for my first few batches of pudding cookies. But… I couldn’t really tell a difference at all in the texture. And, if anything, the flavor was a little off-putting too.
I think the key to successful pudding cookies must be using full sugar and full fat pudding mix. It makes the cookies stay super moist, and you can actually taste the flavor you were looking for when you picked out the pudding mix!
Last week I noticed that Hershey’s has a Special Dark instant pudding mix on the shelves! I’m a total geek over their Special Dark cocoa powder and chocolate chips, and I just knew that pudding mix would make the ultimate trifecta of pudding cookies!
I added a sprinkle of sea salt to round out the flavors, and voila! The perfect chocolate pudding cookie is born! They’re new favorites in this house for sure!!
Dark Chocolate from Friends: