The cookies turned out magnificently. It is always fun to experiment recipe ideas late at night, and this one actually turned out alright. After about an hour and half of meticulously rolling them into perfect little balls, and then sticking mini Hershey's kisses on top, I ended up with a brownie-like cookie, that tasted rather heavenly. The secret to this recipe is the pudding. Not real gooey pudding, but instant pudding mix. A while ago I saw some in a Christmas cookie recipe, and I figured I would try throwing some in for my own variation of chocolate chip cookies (I cannot take total credit for the ingenues idea of mixing pudding mix and cookies).
BAKERY-LIKE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES:
TIME: 30 min
PREP: 15 min
BAKE: 10-15 min
OVEN: 350 degrees F
12 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3.8 ounce box of instant chocolate pudding
2 cups flour
1/4-1/2 cup cocoa (depending on how chocolaty you want your cookies)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini Hershey's kisses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, and mix until well combined.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and press Hershey kisses on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cookies begin to crisp up, and turn golden around the edges.