Pudding Oatmeal Cookies
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package jell-o vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 3 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- Mix flour with baking soda.
- Combine butter, the sugars and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in the egg.
- Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats and the raisins.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 375°F about 10-12 minutes.
- Other flavor pudding mixes can be used.
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We love these cookies! I got this same recipe from "A Mormon Cookbook". We just made these again using 1/2 margarine and 1/2 applesauce in place of the butter and sugar-free instant pudding mix, and they still turned out wonderfully. In response to one of the previous reviews, mine always turn out very soft (in fact, too soft for my DH who prefers crispy cookies that he can dunk, lol). You can also add a little cinnamon to the mix to change the flavor a bit, also.
So easy to put together and really good. I did make a couple of small subs, so will have to make them again to compare the 2. I added 1 tsp cinnamon with the vanilla pudding, then I uesd some white chocolate chips, and a bit of diced apple instead of the raisins because I don't like them. This would be wonderful with the butterscotch chips, but I didnt have them on hand. Easy, chewy cookie. Hubby will be pleased when he has some later. Thanks for a great recipe.
I am really surprised - Since I have made and loved the pudding chocolate chip cookies for years, I thought this one would be a no-brainer choice for me. I made these to include in Christmas cookie baskets, and not only didn't I care for them, I haven't heard that anyone else did either. I can't put my finger on it but I thought they were bland and also they weren't as soft as I like. They were OK - but not something I would likely make again.
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