Turtle Cheesecake Pudding Cookies

I posted this recipe when I guest posted at Sugar Bee Crafts.  I am a frequent reader of Mandy’s blog.  I always come to her party on Tuesdays and I love to see what she has to wear during her What I Wore Wednesday posts, and of course she always posts the greatest craft ideas! I thought I would re-post the recipe here in case you did not get a chance to see it.  
One of my favorite ways to get ready for Christmas and the Christmas season is by baking Christmas cookies.  I am a big cookie fan, so anytime of the year where I can bake and get a lot of cookies is great.  I usually bake at least 10 dozen cookies and I like to make an assorted variety of cookies as well.  I think cookies make a great gift to give and I usually give co-workers and friends a big bucket of cookies.  
While I love making all different types of cookies, these Turtle Cheesecake Pudding Cookies have been one of my favorite types of cookies that I have ever made.  These cookies are incredibly moist and delicious.  The cheesecake pudding not only adds a hint of cheesecake flavor to the cookie but also makes the cookie very moist.  With every bite, you get an amazingly moist cookie along with chocolate, caramel, and pecans.  What could be better!! They also stayed moist for days, which is good when you are sending cookies or giving them as a gift.  I hope that you add this great cookie to your Christmas baking list! Enjoy!!!

Turtle Cheesecake Pudding Cookies
(Pudding cookie recipe adapted from Chef In Training)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 box (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake pudding, dry
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1 package (8 ounces) Mini Rolos, chopped in half
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
2.  In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together.  Add the cheesecake 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 Mini Rolos and pecans 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 1.5-2 dozen cookies

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  1. Oh man! Cheesecake pudding? We don’t have that here – shoot. These look AMAZING! Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday things to do too. (And eating them all, of course.)

    • Thanks! You could always use vanilla pudding, you wouldn’t get the cheesecake flavor, but I am sure they would still be great! Eating the cookies is the best part!

  2. Oh my lanz, I love cookies like this. I would really love if you could link them up to my Christmas Cookie link up at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com/2012/12/christmas-cookie-link-up.html

    Have a great weekend,

  3. Wow,Alyssa, these look {and sound} amazing! WHY have I never seen Cheesecake pudding?! Totally going to look for it next time I’m at the store!

    Stopping by from Something Swanky’s link party

  4. I need these. Right Now!
    Stopping by from Mealtime Monday.
    and pinning :-)

  5. Awesome! I gotta try these!

  6. Cheesecake?! Pudding?! Yes Please I’ll take 3!! I would love to have you come link up at my new linky party “Show M Your Plaid Monday’s”

  7. Saw your link on Serendipity and Spice. This looks so amazing.

  8. These sound awesome! Pinned it!

  9. I love pudding cookies, and I love cheesecake, so these sound like a must-make! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  10. Cool! I’ve never tried pudding cookies yet but they sound delicious.

    By the way, I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog, you may want to check it out!

  11. These look delicious, Alyssa!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  12. Found these via The Grant Life. Had to stop by to say YUM!!!

  13. Oh my gosh these are AMAZING! Love them.

  14. I adore pudding cookies. I need to try this turtle variation! They look and sound delicious!!

  15. Oh my goodness Alyssa, these cookies are amazing! I’ve never tried the pudding cookies but I keep seeing them all over blogland. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great week.

  16. I made a Weight Watchers version of these and swapped out the rolos for mini M&Ms. They’re still fantastic. I’m a huge fan of all your pudding cookie recipes.

  17. I’ve made these twice and both times they flattened badly. Any suggestions? I was thinking of adding 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. I would appreciate your feedback

    • Pat,

      I’m sorry that the cookies have flattened for you. I think that adding 1/2 or even 1 teaspoon of baking powder wouldn’t cause any problems and would help the flattening problem. Let me know how they turn out!

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