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Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

It’s my favorite day of the year: the day when I get to stand in line for hours, and hours, and hours just to mail away my hard-earned money!

{That would all be in a sarcasm font, if my Mac were so advanced.}

There is only one thing that can make Tax Day more bearable and that is chocolate. Copious amounts of soft, fudgy chocolate. Enter Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies! These are officially my new favorite chocolate cookies.

 They are the richest, chocolatiest, thickest, best chocolate cookies I have ever had! Once you bite into one, your life will never be the same. Never.

Mmm hmm. After a few of these bad boys writing that check to Uncle Sam won’t seem as devastating. Miracle cookies these are.

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Pudding cookies seem to be the new “It Food of 2014”.  Never one to miss a cookie party, I figured I’d see what all the buzz was about by whipping up some of my own.

All I have to say is these Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies are buzzworthy!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

I used bittersweet chocolate chips {Ghirardelli, you know me by now!}, Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix, cocoa powder AND melted chocolate! The pudding mix, melted chocolate, and brown sugar make these cookies extra moist and pushes them over the edge into Chocoholic’s Heaven!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

So pudding mix in cookies?! My new favorite thing! I bought every flavor that Kroger had yesterday, so prepare yourselves to be inundated with soft, chewy cookies, bars and cakes!!!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

If you want more pudding cookie inspiration, you should check out Dorothy’s Triple Chocolate Pudding Cookies and Averie’s Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies! They both look amazing! Plus they are amazing, so there’s always that…

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 24 Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies have bittersweet chocolate chips, melted chocolate, chocolate pudding mix and cocoa powder! Soft, thick and chewy - chocolate cookies don't get much better than this!!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3.5 oz box of instant chocolate pudding mix {I used Hershey’s Special Dark}
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt {I used 1 teaspoon and thought it was perfect but Hubs thought it was too salty}
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, pudding mix, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. {The mixture may look curdled at this point, which is fine.}
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture in several additions, mixing just until combined after each addition. Stop several times to scrape down the sides of the bowl. I did 7 total additions.
  5. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the melted chocolate; mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight for the thickest, chewiest cookies. I baked several without chilling, because I am impatient, and they were still thick with a fabulous texture, but they improved greatly after some refrigeration.
  7. Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Roll into balls approximately the size of ping-pong balls, place 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets, press down slightly to flatten top.
  9. Bake 12 minutes in pre-heated oven. The tops should still be glossy in the middle. They won’t look “done”. Allow to cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool. If you break one open while it is warm, it will be a mess. A delicious mess.

Notes:

This cookie dough freezes beautifully! Simply roll the chilled dough into balls, freeze in a plastic, zip-top bag, and bake as directed {add in ~3 minutes} whenever a craving strikes! They might be even better baked from frozen. Just sayin'.

https://www.cheflindseyfarr.com/2014/04/quadruple-chocolate-pudding-cookies/

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55 Comments

  • Phillip
    April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am

    These look amazing! I want to try them. I can’t resist chocolate.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

      You should! They are surprisingly easy to pull together! Just plan on eating the whole batch!

      Reply
  • Chichi
    April 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how soft they look.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Lol! Thanks, Chichi! They are pillowy soft yet not cake!

      Reply
  • Josephine
    April 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I am so going to make these!! What a fabulous Easter treat!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

      I hope you do! Pudding is magic in cookies! I hope you and your daughter enjoyed the caramel!

      Reply
  • Jackie Ahn
    April 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I have been trying out a healthier diet lately, but holy chocolate goodness batman. These look divine! Pudding on the inside?! My family will flip over these. I think I need to make these asap and designate that day as an official cheat day! (:

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      These are totally worth making on a cheat day!! Too bad I made mine a cheat week 😉

      Reply
  • Josephine
    April 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Lindsey,

    Julie ended up having too much homework to help me with it, so we have shelved it until after the AP exams. Junior year is the worst! But these cookies look VERY easy – I won’t need her help. Many thanks! Your photos are lovely as well.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Junior year is the hardest! These cookies are super easy! No extra hands required 🙂

      And thank you! Dark cookies are so hard to take photos of…because they just look so…dark!

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    April 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    dude….this is crazy but…I haven’t tried pudding cookies yet! I know!

    these look SO delectable! Soft and decadent and sooooo chocolatey! miracle cookies, indeed!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      These were my first ones – hooked! I searched your site for them bc I was thinking about doing them as the guest post! 🙂

      You NEED to try them! NEED!

      Reply
  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    April 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Oh my gosh! These cookies look like a chocolate lovers dream. Oh how I wish I had 1 or 2, make that 6 or 7 right now 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      They are dangerous! Seriously, dangerous! 7 may turn in to 12. Here ends my Public Service Announcement.

      Reply
  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    April 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    INSANE! Quadruple chocolate? I’m in! Lindsey, your cookies look so fudgy…like, off…the…chain! Pure deliciousness. I’ll take two dozen, please! Thank you for sharing, my friend!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      LOL! Thanks, Stacy! They are kinda crazy fudgy but still with an appropriate amount of “cakey”!

      Reply
  • sue/the view from great island
    April 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Yikes — these definitely take the sting out of tax day 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Definitely! Magical

      Reply
  • Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
    April 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Those cookies look so rich and chocolatey! I’m sure a cold glass of milk is practically required. I love pudding cookies and these look amazing!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Kristine! Milk is definitely required!

      Reply
  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com
    April 16, 2014 at 1:23 am

    These look so dreamy! All I need is a glass of milk (make it a tall one!) and about a dozen of these and I’ll be in chocolate coma in no time! 😉

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Haha! I think even a half-dozen would do the job!

      Reply
  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure
    April 16, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Now this are some awesome chocolate cookies. Ahh.. wish I’d be there.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thanks, Ella! They definitely are! I wish I could share them with you ! All about sharing the love (and the calories)!

      Reply
  • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I’d eat these cookies like chocolate was going out of business! So decadent and perfect. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      lol! god I hope chocolate doesn’t go out of business! I’d cry. For days. 🙂

      Reply
  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    April 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Yum they look so chocolateicious and rich. I got cookies in front of me everyday (from our bakery side and leftovers are always “take all” for staff), so there’s many cookies that I am sick of…but this is something different! Haha I’d imagine a Reese’s version of this would be heavenly too!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Poor you! On second thought, maybe I would have to work out less if I were sick of more desserts! This would be heavenly with some Reese’s mixed in! Then again, there are few desserts that wouldn’t be!!

      Reply
  • Tina Hosier
    April 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t have a standmixer,just a hand held one. Will this do?

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Yes it will work, but it is a very thick batter so prepare for your arm to get tired!!! It will all be worth it in the end! 🙂 Enjoy!

      Reply
  • Liz
    April 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Oh, wow, another one of your recipes I must try! I think I’ll send a batch of these home with my college student son when he goes back after Easter. He and his roomies will be thrilled!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Lol! Thanks, Liz! Your chocoholic son will love them!

      Reply
  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    April 17, 2014 at 12:30 am

    These are like CRAZZZZZY good! How many times can you put chocolate in a cookie? 4 times baby! 4 times!!! Lovin’ these extra, extra, extra, extra chocolate-y goodness! I’m in a chocolate-y heaven right now. 🙂 And it’s all good here. Hahaha! Pinned! It’s the extra chocolate swoosh in that cookie that had me at hello.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

      ALOL! If I could have figured out a way to do 5 that wasn’t “cheating”, I totally would have! The more the merrier is how I feel about chocolate! Thanks for the pin!

      Reply
  • Phillip
    April 17, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Do you use Dutch-process cocoa? I didn’t start using it until I got into serious baking. It really makes a difference.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 17, 2014 at 10:44 am

      I LOVE Dutch processed cocoa but I didn’t use it in this recipe. None of the local stores around me sell it and Whole Foods stopped selling the imported brand I like and started selling this new one which is AWFUL! I refuse to use it. I think I’m going to break down and buy it online.

      Reply
  • Phillip
    April 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I know what you mean – I have never seen it in grocery stores around here. I buy mine from Penzey’s. You can get various sizes – I get a large bag and it lasts for a long time.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

      You are the second person the mention Penzey’s. I’ll have to check them out. I always worry about buying food online because you never know if it’s legitimate, but I’ve read a lot about Penzey’s and they seem reputable. Thanks for the help!

      Reply
  • Phillip
    April 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Penzey’s is wonderful but be warned – if you are like me, you end up buying more than you should. Their website is rather plain and unexciting but they have a wonderful catalog/magazine that comes out every month or so. Go to their site and request a copy!

    Reply
  • Phillip
    April 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Or if you are lucky enough to live in a city that has a store, visit. Like I said, you won’t be able to control yourself if you love spices.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

      I’ll consider myself forewarned!!! lol!

      Trouble is coming! I just googled it and there is one in Atlanta!!! So excited!

      Reply
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  • Roshani Khanna
    August 30, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Insanely adorable and delicious! Love the flavors in these! My boys would devour them quickly.

    Reply
  • Joanna
    December 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Hi! Does it matter if the pudding is instant or cook and serve?
    Many thanks!

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      December 23, 2016 at 12:17 am

      Hi Joanna! It’s instant! Sorry about the confusion. I’ve updated the recipe! Thank you! Happy Baking!

      Reply
      • Joanna
        December 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        Thanks for updating, Lindsey! I ended up going with my gut and used the instant. They were delish!

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  • Lisa Meyer
    April 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Hi, for the Quadruple Chocolate Pudding cookies, could you do a vanilla version of this.

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      May 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

      I don’t see why not, Lisa! I made lemon ones too. That might be more easily adaptable to vanilla. Happy baking!

      Reply
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