Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pudding Cookies

Yesterday, I tried out a recipe for Pudding Cookies. They are so easy and pretty yummy! They almost have an addictive quality to them. I was looking for a fairly easy recipe to use for the cookie exchange at church tomorrow. I found the recipe in a cookbook that the Medina Library puts out each Christmas. Yesterday, I tried it with a vanilla pudding mix. Today I made three more batches with orange creme, lemon, and chocolate pudding mixes. I honestly can't classify the recipe as a fairly easy recipe - or even a very easy recipe. I must classify it as an EXTREMELY easy recipe. And I'm not sure if I can say that they are from scratch either. Here's the recipe and I'll let you decide.

Submitted to Medina County Library Holiday Cookbook - Volume 13 by Dianna Wertz

Pudding Cookies

3/4 cup Bisquick
1 package instant pudding
1 egg
1/4 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients until dough forms a ball. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to 2 inches around. Bake 8-10 minutes.

I think with the Bisquick and the instant pudding, I can't really count it as "from scratch." Anyway they are easy. I made them even easier by using my Pampered Chef one-inch scoop to put them on the cookie trays. I dipped the orange ones into colored sugar, the lemon ones into Christmas sprinkles, and stirred chocolate and peanut butter chips into the chocolate ones. The recipe says that it makes 24, but I only got about 18-20 from the orange and lemon ones. The chocolate with the chips did make 24.

My cookies are now packaged and ready to take to church tomorrow. The extras will soon be devoured by Moo and my hubby! I've eaten about five already and need to call it quits!