Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pudding Cookies Recipe
These Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pudding Cookies are my all-time favorite peanut butter cookies! We love to eat them dipped in chocolate.
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A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
- Unlike traditional peanut butter cookies, I prefer to not press these down with the traditional criss-cross imprint before baking. I like leaving them thick and puffy! However, I do like to give them a gentle press with the back of a spoon when they come out of the oven. I can't resist the crackly edges it creates!
- You can press them down before baking if you'd rather.
- If you don't have cheesecake flavored pudding mix, it's no big deal. You can definitely just use vanilla. Butterscotch is good too (but it will definitely change the flavor, FYI).
- Our family traditionally dips these in chocolate. But that's optional (but not really ????).
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- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3.4 oz package instant pudding mix, cheesecake flavored
- 2-3 cups melting chocolate for dipping
- Beat together the peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in between each addition.
- Add the vanilla.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and pudding mix. Mix well.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons and roll into a ball. Place dough on an ungreased baking sheet. If desired, use a fork to press a criss-cross into the cookie dough.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Let cool on the baking sheet. Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, let cool on wax paper to harden.