These cookies are a huge hit and so easy to make for any special event or day of the week. I made some for my girlfriend, Lauren, who I had dinner with a few months back. I wanted to make her and the Mandapat girls some sweet treats and knew that this was a cookie they would all enjoy. Its very simple to make and a sure way to test out your baking skills.
Cookies and Cream Cookies
adapted from Karly of bunsinmyoven.com who adapted the recipe from allrecipes.com
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla
less than 2 cups all-purpose flour (the original recipes calls for 2 1/4 but I used less since I added more ingredients)
1/4 cup dutch process cocoa (I used Guittard...its the best!)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
5-8 chopped oreos
Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla. Stir together the flour, dutch process cocoa, baking soda, and salt, and slowly mix that into the butter mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and oreos. Drop by rounded spoonfuls (I use a cookie dough scoop) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.