Classic cookies get a makeover with vanilla pudding powder and two kinds of chocolate chips, then formed into cookie bars. Soft, chewy, and so tasty!
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 30mins
Total Time: 40mins
2 1/4cupsall-purpose flour
3.4ouncebox vanilla instant pudding (just the powder)
1/2cupsemisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until well combined.
Add eggs and the vanilla; beat until combined.
Add in flour, pudding powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Continue to mix until well blended.
Add the chocolate and butterscotch chips and combine again. (Batter will be thick.)
Using a spatula, transfer batter to the prepared dish and spread it out evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cook completely before separating from the parchment paper. Cut into bars and enjoy!
For recipe variations, please refer to the full article.
Once completely cooled, these can be stored for up to 4 days at room temperature in an airtight container. They also freeze well up to 3 months. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or pack in freezer-safe plastic bags, separating layers with waxed paper, removing as much air as possible. Thaw bars overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.