Snickerdoodle Pudding Cookies
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Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 10 minutes Yields: about 3 dozen cookies
Soft and chewy cookies loaded with cinnamon chips and dusted with a hint of cinnamon sugar.
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose lour
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10 ounce) bag cinnamon chips
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, pudding mix, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Carefully, fold in cinnamon chips.
In a small bowl stir together 1/3 cup granulated white sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to for cinnamon-sugar topping. Using a large tablespoon, scoop dough and roll into uniform balls of cookie dough. Roll dough in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on the baking sheets 2-inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and set in the middle. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Note: Cookies freeze well. To freeze, scoop dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar as directed. Place dough on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in freezer and freeze until dough is frozen and firm, 2-4 hours. Once frozen, place cookie dough balls in freezer safe zip-top baggie or container. When ready to bake, bake frozen dough balls in preheated 350 degree oven for 12-13 minutes.