Oh cookies, I love you. Especially these cookies, they have a sweet strawberry flavor from their secret ingredient – Jell-O Strawberry Creme Instant Pudding & Pie Filling! You see, I bought a lot of baking supplies for Valentine’s Day & the other day I pulled everything out & decided I was going to make something wonderful. I based this creation off of my Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie recipe
I was extremely worried that these cookies would be a disaster because while I knew brownie mix worked, the pudding/pie mix might react differently. Ahhh the science of baking…. So I decided to add in a teaspoon of cornstarch to ensure my cookies would be fluffy & not fall flat. That’s a tip I read about baking cookies – adding cornstarch allows you to have a softer cookie that doesn’t run or spread all over.
The result is a lightly pink colored cookie packed with sprinkles that is soft on the inside & slightly chewy on the outside. I made my cookies into pretty small balls & it yielded exactly three dozen cookies. So keep in mind if you want larger cookies, you will get less & might need to increase the bake time. You can find the Jell-O Strawberry Creme at just about any grocery store but here is a link to the package so you know what it looks like.
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 package of Jell-O Strawberry Creme Pudding/Pie Filling
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 stick butter (room temperature)
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup chocolate sprinkles (or go wild & use strawberry or rainbow)
- Add flour, Jell-O mix, baking soda & corn starch to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix throughly.
- In another small bowl add butter, egg & white sugar.
- Stir vigorously until there are no lumps, I also used a whisk to get out remaining lumps at the end or you may use an electric mixer.
- Pour mixture into the dry mixing bowl & stir.
- It might seem like you don't have enough liquid, but use those arm muscles - after a bit of stirring the ratio is perfect.
- Fold in sprinkles - again you do have to mix a lot & I ended up using my hands to fold the dough around the sprinkles.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap & refrigerate for an hour.
- Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Make small round balls of dough with your hands or a spoon & place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven.
- Allow to cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes before digging in.
And if you love these cookies – try making their sister cookie!