Chocolate Pudding Cookies

We had such success with our pistachio wedding cookies seen here, that I've been dying to try a new pudding cookie recipe. I don't know what it is about using a pudding mix in a cookie recipe that makes it feel so evil, as if I'm cheating the home made cookie gods somehow. But if this recipe is evil, then you certainly will want to say yes to the dark side today. Dark chocolate that is. Mwah haha ha ha! 

1 1/4 sticks softened butter 
1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 pkg instant pudding mix (chocolate)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 handfuls of chocolate chips

Mix your butter, sugars, eggs, pudding, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. Then add your flour, salt, and soda. Add your chocolate chips and mix until it's just combined. 

Refrigerate for at least an hour or two. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 10 minutes. Should yield 30 two inch cookies. 

These cookies are chocolatey and fudge-er-ific tasting. They aren't super sweet either but will certainly fulfill any chocolate cravings you are having.