I must admit, I arrived a little late to the game, when it comes to pudding cookies. I have seen recipes involving pudding circulating the blogosphere and Pinterest for awhile now, but had yet to try them until this past February. That is when I spotted the strawberry creme pudding at the grocery store and knew that I just had to make a cookie out of it! And they were crazy delicious and, despite the horrific pictures I took, have become one of the most popular recipes on my blog! After the success of those cookies, I knew it was only a matter of time until I tried more delicious combinations.
I am also new to the incredible world of coconut cream. Growing up, my only exposure to coconut was an Almond Joy candy bar...and I am not a fan at all! So I have always kind of avoided the stuff. However, a couple of months ago, my friend Tatum brought a coconut cream pie to a church activity and I took a small piece, just to give it a taste. Well one taste was all it took and I was hooked! I chose the coconut cream pie over the Oreo and Reese's pies! There isn't much I would take over either peanut butter or cookies and cream, so that is big for me. I fell in love with the flavor of coconut cream! So when I saw coconut cream pudding the other day, I could not wait to create a delicious cookie with it! I couldn't be happier with how these turned out! Now I must admit, they don't taste like that incredible coconut cream pie I tasted months ago. However, the pudding gives them an incredible flavor and makes them moist and delicious! Two of my most favorite things in the world are toffee and white chocolate, so there was no doubt they were going into these things! Oh these are good! I want a batch right this minute! Too bad its almost 11 o'clock at night...I guess I will settle for a bowl of cheesecake ice-cream...that's better right?!
Coconut Cream Pudding Cookies with Toffee & White Chocolate Chips
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3.4 ounce package coconut cream pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2-3/4 cup toffee chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets by spraying with non-stick cooking spray or lining with parchment or baking mat. In a medium bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Mix until fluffy and add eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition. Add vanilla and pudding and mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add it to the pudding mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the white chocolate and toffee chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared pans and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, being careful not to over bake.
Recipe Source: The Unsophisticated Kitchen
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