Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Chocolicious Cookies


I opened my cookbook to check out my chocolate chip cookie options, when I took note of one called, Great Chocolate Cookies but decided to give it  a makeover. In reading it, you will probably guess at the changes. When the grands came over after school, and I told them the cookies needed a name, one of them responded with "Chocolicious!" So, hence the name, by a nine-year-old! I like that they come out a little like a brownie bite. These are nut free and great for school box lunch treats.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup multigrain or whole wheat flour
  • 1 pkg (113 g/ 4 oz) instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Method:
  1. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar well, then beat in the eggs and vanilla. 
  2. Add combined flour, pudding mix, baking powder, soda and oats;  then chocolate chips. (I use a stand mixer with hook attachment for quick, easy stirring)
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets. They do not spread much. 
  4. Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes. Bake slightly longer if you make them larger, but do not overbake. Flatten slightly with spatula as soon as you remove them from the oven.  Let cool on sheets. Yield: 48 cookies

16 comments:

  1. Oh my yum! These look super good, definitely going to add them to our house today.

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  2. You got my attention!--they sound delicious. Will have to buy a box of instant pudding first. If you are looking for an easy way to flatten the cookies, I "drop" by cookie sheet on the counter as soon as I take them out of the oven. They say the cookies will be chewier.

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  3. Yumm, and since they have oats in them, this could be a breakfast cookie. I like that idea!

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  4. Now they would satisfy a chocolate lover's soul!

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  5. Are you sure the butter amount is correct for the amount of dry ingredients? The batter was extremely dry and I had to add more.

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    1. I use half a cup butter. The batter is definitely stiff, but I would not say dry. Once baked, they are quite moist. (if you let the wet ingredients sit too long, the instant pudding could soak up the moisture. It may be a good idea to add the pudding with the dry ingredients.)

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    2. I have switched up the order of when to add the pudding. It is probably best to add it with the dry ingredients. I just made them again and the amounts are correct.

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    3. Thanks for the update! Adding the pudding mix with the dry ingredients is a better idea.

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  6. Why do you have 2 pkgs of pudding when the instructions seem like only one.

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    1. I'm sorry. when I moved it down in order of mixing, I forgot to delete the first. There is only one pkg.

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  7. I baked these cookies today. They turned out great! My son will love to take them home with him:)

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  8. I did too,Betty! They were tasty;I liked the fudgy centre. But I didn't really like the oatmeal flavour. I am wondering what would happen if I left it out. Do you think I would need to add more flour? Maybe if I tried rice krispies instead.

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    1. OpheliaRose, just use flour instead of oatmeal. Three cups of flour all together.

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  9. No I don't know what changes you made from the original. Not sure about the pudding as too unnatural. I would substitute for that. I do like oatmeal in a cookie. Was that it? You added the oatmeal?

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  10. I also found the batter to be crumbly so addend some cream. The cookies turned out OK but I'll resort to some of your other Double Chocolate cookies in the future.

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  11. Love the name Chocolicious!!! This make-over recipe sounds wonderful Anneliese!

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