Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spooky and yet delicious.

I have not mentioned in a while how much we love chocolate chip cookies in our house.  I don't make them nearly as often as I used and my waistline thanks me.  The other week I decided that we were due for some chocolate chip cookies and since it is almost Halloween (one of my personal favorite holidays), I decided to spook them up a bit.  I purchased some fun Chocolate and White Chocolate chips that are made by Nestle. The white chips are dyed orange and they are marketed specifically for Halloween which suited them perfectly for this cookie.  I added some green food coloring to the batter and made the perfectly spooky for Halloween.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from Baked Perfection

makes 4-5 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cinnamon

3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding, not prepared
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips (Halloween themed, optional)

green food coloring, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, package of vanilla pudding mix, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. If adding food coloring, beat in until you reach desired color. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.