For those of you who scoff at the Facebook recipes, remember the peanut butter cup brownies? They came out so well. Well, I made a post the other day, using a recipe for Pudding’ Cookies that I also found on Facebook. I proceeded to make the recipe, since it really wasn’t rocket science. It called for 3/4 cup Bisquik baking mix, a box of instant pudding (I used Hershey’s instant chocolate pudding), 1 egg and 1/4 cup salad oil( I used canola oil). When I saw this recipe, I thought it looked like a 50’s recipe, but in all actuality, I really think it’s a good “You want cookies but Mom has nothing here to make them” recipe.
The first picture at the top of this post is once I had combined all 4 ingredients and they tell you to make a ball for each cookie.By the way, the recipe makes a whopping dozen cookies: enough for me to give nine away to two neighbors and keep three for us.If you have more ingredients in your pantry, I guess you could double them if you want, but the dozen were enough for a test drive, as it were.
What I then did was use a fork to flatten the balls out, making the design that is familiar to folks who make homemade peanut butter cookies. In the oven they went, at a toasty 350 degrees, for a whole 8 minutes.
They were good for a 4 ingredient cookie: I am sure that you could probably experiment and jazz them up if you want a little fancier cookie. Oh, by the way,the original recipe says the 4 ingredients that I listed make three dozen cookies. They sure do, if you want a tiny cookie. The dozen I made are the size of a toll house chocolate chip cookie, normal size.
Try it: it’s not a bad little “empty the pantry” cookie.