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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies

adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla pudding mix.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, peanut butter, and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add in flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks.
  4. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
  5. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving about 2 inches between each ball of dough.
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until cookies just start to turn golden. Cool completely on a wire rack.