Baby Ruth Pudding Cookies

Happy New Year, friends!! Can you believe yet another year has flown by? My parents and little brother are here visiting us for the weekend; fireworks have already made a lovely showing and BBQ has been inhaled. Life is good. If you want to make your tummy happy as you ring in the new year, this would be the perfect way to achieve stomach-bliss. Of all the millions (maybe trillions) of cookies I've made, these are by far the best. Seriously. Soft, chewy, chocolatey, perfect. I found this recipe here on Chef in Training.

1 1/2 sticks (or 3/4 cup) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2-1/4 cups flour
1-2 cups chopped Baby Ruth bars

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Stir together flour and baking soda and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
Add in pudding package and beat until well blended.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated.
Chop Baby Ruth bars into small pieces (I cut each fun-size bar into four pieces)
Add Baby Ruth pieces (or whatever add-in you choose)
Roll into 1" balls and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 8-12 minutes.
*Makes 3 dozen cookies
Can't wait to share all our Christmas adventures with you! Hope you are having a beautiful holiday.

Sharing at these great parties:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Making Mondays Marvelous
Motivate Me Monday