This cookie is one of our new found favorites. It is easy – no rolling or chilling dough here – and is made a little bit fancy by dipping in more chocolate and topping with peppermint crunch chips. These cookies are kept soft by the addition of dry pudding mix to the dough, I used this pudding cookie recipe as a starting off point for making these cookies. The peppermint-chocolate combo is a festive one and perfect for this time of year.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or use a Silpat.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and extract. Mix until well combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in peppermint crunch chips and chocolate chips.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop onto baking sheet and bake 9-11 minutes or until just golden. Cool completely before dipping.
Melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second increments, stirring each time until melted. Dip half of each cookie into chocolate and lay on waxed paper, sprinkle with more peppermint crunch chips and chill in fridge to firm up chocolate.