Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I love cookies, so here is another Cookie recipe......Sugar cookies with a secret....Instant vanilla pudding. These cookies come from Anna, who has a blog called "Cookie Madness"  I peek around her blog often, its all sweets!   These cookies melt in your mouth, they have a velvet texture from the powdered sugar .  The secret of the vanilla pudding enhances the vanilla taste.  Anna says they are they best and I agree.  I will make these again for sure.  The dough is easy to work with, no chilling needed, no rolling, just mix the dough and bake them off. They are light, chewy and crisp on the edge.  The recipe can be cut in half, half all the ingredients and use 1/3 cup of the vanilla instant pudding. 
I used a variety of sprinkles to clean out the cupboard of these half empty bottles.  I used up about 5 bottles.  But, the prolbem is later that day I was at the market and for 50 cents a bottle they were selling all the christmas and halloween sprinkles,  you got it,  I came home with 6 new bottle of sprinkles..........
I need to get these out of the freezer and in the mail to brother Dicka.
I am going to attempt to mail my brother these cookies. His favorite cookie is a sugar cookie. Hopefully, he will get these in two days....that they arrive in one piece or at least resemble a cookie, and edible. He can share with my niece, Crystal and Mike and the 3 little ones. Enjoy and happy Baking. Andi

Secret Ingredient Sugar Cookie

2 stick of salted butter, room temperature*
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (3.4 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding or lemon pudding
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
* if using unsalted butter add 3/4 tsp of salt to the batter.

I finished off  5 bottles of sprinkles

Wrapped in plastic wrap then placed in the bags for mail service to brother Dicka

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter, oil and the sugars. Mix till light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and the dry pudding mix and mix again.

In another bowl add the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Using your whisk, mix the dry ingredients well. Add this gradually to the stand mixer and mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper. You can drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on baking sheets, or roll in 1 1/4 inch balls and place on parchment paper or un-greased baking sheets and press down with your fingers then add the sprinkles.

I used my cookie scoop that holds 2 Tbsp of dough and then rolled the top and sides in the sprinkles and placed on the parchment paper baking sheets. I did not press the cookies down. They baked into the puffed up rounds and started to fall during the cooking process. They fell beautifully into round cookies.

Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes. Just watch them, when they are just starting to turn light brown on the edge remove from oven. Allow to stay on the cookie sheet for a little then remove to the cooling rack. This will make about 6-7 dozen cookies depending on the size of the dough ball.


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  1. Hi Andi,

    Happy Wednesday! Thanks for baking and posting the cookies. Glad you enjoyed them and are spreading the word.

  2. These look delicious! The recipe is almost exactly like my sugar cookie recipe except for the pudding. I'll have to give this one a try!

  3. What a great recipe! I'd never have thought to add pudding to it. Delish!

  4. I never get tired of sugar cookies and they are one of my son's favorites. These look so yummy1

  5. Yummy sugar cookies, I want to try this recipe, it does sound good with the pudding in it! So sweet of you to send them to your family - I need to be mailing my cookies away instead of eating them myself!

  6. I love sugar cookies, and so does my sister. I'll have to make and send her these!

  7. What a clever cookie. There is something about sugar cookies that is special. Love these. Maybe, you would link these to Bake with Bizzy, if you have a moment. Thanks.

  8. I have never heard of putting pudding it these, so I have to try!