Today is National Vanilla Pudding day, Ya’ll! And these Vanilla Toffee Pudding cookies definitely paid tribute. They are a soft and chewy cookie loaded with amazing vanilla flavor and infused with crunchy toffee cookie bits! Each bite melts in your mouth and will be gone in 2 seconds. One cookie will not be enough!
National Vanilla Pudding Day!
This holiday is a favorite of mine and glad to be a participant in it! After all, you have an excuse to sit down and eat a great big ole’ bowl of pudding or make an exquisite dessert! Either way, in my book you are winning!
M-T-Fine produced the earliest package of pudding in the United States in 1918. This version could only be cooked on the stove. The instant version came along in the mid 1940’s. Thank God for instant pudding and the variety of flavors they come in!
Check out my Banana Cream Pie! The incredible packet of powdered goodness is one of the main ingredients in my pie!
Ingredients for Vanilla Toffee Pudding Cookies
- Unsalted Butter
- Granulated Sugar: many recipes have also used brown sugar as well and had success
- Egg and egg yolk
- Vanilla Bean paste: I use Lorann’s Vanilla bean paste. However, if you don’t have any paste, pure vanilla extract will work as well.
- Baking soda
- Kroger Instant Vanilla Pudding
- All-purpose flour
- Heath Toffee bits
How to make pudding cookies
Isn’t this face so cute and squishy? He for sure loves my cookies and anything sweet for that matter! These cookies were super easy to make and you can make them all within a 30 minute time frame!
First, in a large mixing bowl and with your electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. Next, you add in your egg and egg yolk, baking soda, salt and vanilla bean paste. Slowly, add in the flour until it is just incorporated. Lastly, mix in your toffee bits until it is all combined.
Place on a cookie sheet with a medium cookie scoop (2 tbsp) and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set. And then Bam, the softest cookie on this earth was made!
Why add instant pudding to your cookie dough?
Adding the instant pudding mix to your cookie dough gives the dough incredible flavor, but also helps keep the cookies super soft.
Please use the instant vanilla pudding mix. The cook and serve has coagulants that are different from the instant and contain to much cornstarch. The texture becomes altered and the cookies don’t bake as nice.
No need to chill the cookies!
The beautiful thing about these cookies is no chilling is required. However, if you prefer a much fluffier cookie go ahead and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
One tip is DO NOT over bake them. Take them out when they are just set. They are meant to be soft. Nevertheless, if you do prefer them a little crispier go ahead and bake them 1-2 minutes longer. The taste won’t be altered!
Vanilla Toffee Pudding Cookies
- Oster electric hand mixer
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking sheets x2 with parchment paper
- ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl and with your electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on a medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla bean paste, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined, scraping the sides of th e bowl as necessary.
- Mix in the vanilla pudding mix for 30 seconds until combined.
- Turn your mixer to low speed and add the flour in slowly until just combined.
- Lastly, add in the toffee bits and mix until incorporated.
- Using a medium sized cookie scoop (2 tbsp), drop dougn onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are almost set. Don't over bake if you want your cookies to be super soft.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes. No need to transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.
Fun fact of the day!
An average of 100 people choke to death on ball point pens each year! What is the world????
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