Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recipe to Reality: Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

   I pinned these as soon as I saw them because my husband's absolute favorite flavor is peanut butter! I just didn't know I'd be making them so soon!

   We are working on closing on a house, and to make a long story short, I was sitting with our loan officer at the bank this afternoon, when I was told that my husband was missing important paperwork needed to move our application forward. Of course, he was at work.

   When I called my husband about it, he said that the woman who is in charge of those materials was out of the office today. We were both disappointed because we were looking forward to moving forward with the process. Ultimately, a few minutes later he called back with great news that another co-worker got him the materials he needed right then and there! My husband responded with, "You better make John cookies!"

   So, I did.

   I went right to the supermarket and picked up a few ingredients needed for these incredibly delicious cookies.
Looks like a  lot, but I had most of this in the cabinet!

   I found these on BruCrewLife bake. eat. repeat. 

   The first thing I did was to combine my dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, vanilla pudding mix, and a pinch of salt. 

   Next I creamed the butter with the peanut butter (I used chunky) and both the white and brown sugar. When I took my brown sugar out of the cabinet, I noticed immediately that it was hard as a rock. I found these useful tips on how to soften brown sugar from About.com . They suggested a few methods, but I decided to put the box of brown sugar in the microwave along with a small bowl with water in it for intervals of 30 seconds. The idea is that that water gets evaporated and the sugar absorbs it, loosening it. It worked!
Combining Dry Ingredients

   After that, I added both eggs, the vanilla, and honey. After all of that was thoroughly combined, I gently folded in a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a cup of Reese's Pieces. I decided to leave out the banana chips and baked them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Creamed Butter and Sugars
   They came out absolutely PERFECT. These are probably the first cookies that I've ever made from scratch all by myself, and I am super proud of them!

   They are moist, bursting with peanut butter flavor, and each chocolate morsel is sweet and luscious.

Folded in Goodies
   I am encouraging my husband to bring the majority of these cookies to work tomorrow, but he's sitting with the plate and a glass of milk right now...

    Hope there's some left over for you, John!

Stay Sweet,

Ready to go to work tomorrow!


  1. I am so happy you tried my cookie recipe and shared it!!! Cookies make all sad days better:-)

  2. Jocelyn~ Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! We will keep reading your blog for more inspirations! :]

  3. We are in the process of trying to sell our home. We are having a second showing and I'm seriously considering making these for the potential buyers!! Nothing says home like cookies! I'll at least make these for the agents because these are too good to pass up!

  4. Tanya ~ Good luck with selling your home! This buying/selling business is a little stressful, but these cookies will definitely make everything seem more manageable :]

  5. Hey, lady! I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! You deserve it! <3

    Check out the deets here: http://www.keepcalmandsoldieron.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html


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