White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
     For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to bake some cookies for my husband’s students. First I made a batch of white chocolate pistachio cookies using instant pistachio pudding mix in the dough. For some reason unbeknownst to me, the dough turned pale while baking so barely any green could be seen. Next I decided to use green food coloring to enhance the color, but instead of pistachio mix I used instant french vanilla pudding mix and peppermint extract. The food coloring allowed the dough to stay green even after baking, and the white chocolate chips nicely complimented the peppermint extract. St. Patty’s Day here we come!
the dough, nicely enhanced by green food coloring
tablespoons of dough ready to be baked
green cookies with nicely golden edges
cooled on a wire rack and ready to be packaged for school

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies
 
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Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 small package instant french vanilla pudding
  • 1&1/2  teaspoons peppermint extract
  • about 10 drops green food coloring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2&1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugars, pudding mix, peppermint extract, and green food coloring. Stir well.
  2. Add the eggs and stir well.
  3. Mix in the flour and baking soda.
  4. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by large tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 9 minutes or until cookies are set around edges. Let cool on wire rack.
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Comments

  1. My goodness, I have only just come across your blog and already I adore it!  White chocolate is one of my very favourite things so lots of recipes using it is almost a dream come true! These look fantastic and I bet they went down an absolute storm at school 🙂

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

    Jem xXx

  2. I love anything peppermint, but paired with white chocolate and this would be sensational! What a great idea.

  3. These look so good! What a great recipe 🙂

  4. Love peppermint and white chocolate. Yum!

    I’d like to invite you to link up with my Sweet Tooth linky. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/17/soft-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  5. Those look lovely. Thanks for coming by my blog to share your thoughts! Have a wonderful day!
    (I might have to make some of these now…)

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