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So, on to the cookies! You guys are going to love these Candy Cane Pudding Cookies! I adapted my Oreo Pudding Cookies and added the amazing Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits. I was originally going to add crushed candy cane to these cookies, but then ran across these baking bits at Target and just had to use them. They are perfect for holiday baking! They are soft, similar to a chocolate chip, but they have little bits of crunchy peppermint candy in them. I just love the texture and color they give to these cookies!
I brought these to my daughter’s preschool teachers, and they went crazy for them! They are soft and buttery, with just the right amount of chewiness and peppermint flavor. I’ve also made these cookies nice and big, so they are perfect for gift giving!
- 14 tablespoons of softened butter
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 3.4 oz box of Jell-O Candy Cane Pudding
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 cups of Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, sugars, and pudding mix until fluffy.
Add salt and vanilla extract.
Stir on low just until combined.
Continue stirring and add egg and egg yolk one at a time.
Then add flour and baking soda to bowl and stir just until dough forms.
Add peppermint baking chips to dough and stir until combined.
Form three tablespoons of dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.
Makes about 20 large cookies.
You can make these cookies smaller by measuring just two tablespoon of dough baking them for about 10 minutes.
Be sure not to over bake! Cookies will continue baking as they cool. Remove from oven when edges are just a light golden brown.
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