Peppermint M&M Pudding Cookies

This year I decided to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This event is where a bunch of food bloggers get together and bake cookies, send them to other bloggers, and blog about the cookies they made.  I was paired up with 3 bloggers who I sent cookies to and 3 other bloggers sent cookies to me.  
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012
This event was so much fun! It was great to meet new bloggers and I always love baking cookies.  It was awesome getting the different cookies in the mail.  Plus the proceeds went to a great cause, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. If you didn’t participate this year, I definitely recommend it, the cookie swap is a lot of fun!
For the cookie swap, I decided to make Pudding Cookies.  I first made Pudding Cookies a few weeks ago when I made Turtle Cheesecake Pudding Cookies, and they were so moist and delicious.  I decided to add some peppermint flavor since it was Christmas time.  I added Andes Crunch Mints and White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s.  
These cookies were so moist and delicious, and since they stay moist for a while, they are great for shipping! I love the crunch flavor from the Andes and the peppermint flavor both candies gave to the cookies.  These were great cookies and are perfect to make for any cookie exchange. 

I sent these yummy cookies to Rachel at Studio Cusine, Erin at Erin Cooks, and Ka Ning at Kablee’s Kitchen. I received macaroons with chocolate chips, toffee, and pecans from Carrie of Poet in the Pantry, chocolate cookies with peppermint Hershey’s Kisses from Alex of Yums and Loves, and  Double Mint, Double Chocolate Cookies from Kristina of Foodnook.  These cookies were all so delicious, thank you!

Peppermint M&M Pudding Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 box (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding, dry
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces
1/2 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms

1.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  

2.  In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together.  Add the vanilla pudding mix and beat until incorporated.  

3.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.  

4.  In a small bowl combine the flour and baking soda.  Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients until all ingredients are well incorporated.

5.  Stir in the Peppermint Crunch pieces and M&Ms until they are all mixed into the dough.

6.  Roll the dough into rounded teaspoonfuls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.  

Makes about 2 dozen cookies


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  1. These cookies were SO GOOD! They were my favorite of all three dozen I received :)

  2. these cookies look great! I am having trouble finding those M&Ms….need to check all the stores!

  3. These look so yummy and the photos are great too! I can’t wait to participate in next year’s swap!

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  5. Yum, these look delicious! Seriously, there are just not enough baking days left between now and Christmas… :)

  6. Pudding cookies are my all time favorite cookies…they are so soft and chewy!!! I love that you used the peppermint crunch AND peppermint M&M’s. I can just imagine how delicious these were!!!

  7. These look so yummy! I’ve pinned them to try later!

  8. Wow. These sound amazing. I can’t wait to try these!  I’d  love to have you link this us to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 
    Kathy

  9. Yum! Love the addition of pudding in these!! Truly scrumptious!!

  10. I have to make those! Pudding cookies are the absolute best :) Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday.

  11. Yum yum yummy! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. Wishing you a Happy New Year, Alyssa!

  12. These look really nice – would be great for a home made Christmas gift!

  13. Love how you used the ingredient of pudding mix in these…can only imagine the soft texture in them! Pinned and sharing! (=

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