Friday, September 24, 2010
These are so easy to prepare you will find yourself making them often as they can be addicting themselves.This recipe uses the Universal Baking Mix so it comes together very quickly with only a few ingredients.
These cookies are delicious as the are straight from the oven or you can jazz these up and put a Tex - Mex twist on them as I sometimes do, by adding a little cinnamon and some Ancho Chili powder to the mix and a dollop of Dulce de Leche on top, or top with some Nutella and crushed Hazel nuts for an Italian flair or a dusting of cocoa powder just because you can .Enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 8 Min Makes: 1 doz
3/4 cup Baking Mix
1pkg instant pudding
1 lrg egg
1/4 cup oil (any light oil)
1 tsp vanilla
3tbl sugar (Splenda )
3 tbl semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Instant Espresso powder or 1tsp instant coffee
Tools: 1 Medium and 1 Small mixing Bowl, Whisk or a Fork, Measuring cup and spoons, Cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 350º F (I usually make these in the toaster oven).
Universal Baking Mix, chocolate chips,sugar,espresso powder and instant pudding stir to combine create a small well in the middle.
In a small bowl beat the egg with the oil and vanilla. Pour into the well in the dry ingredients and mix until it looks like wet sand and forms into a ball ( I find using my finger to mix works best).
Pull of about 1 tsp. at a time and roll into a ball, place the balls on to a parchment lined or un-greased sheet pan about 3" apart. with your thumb press on each ball to form a disc.
This basic recipe may be adapted for use with any flavor of instant pudding.