I’ve mentioned elsewhere that it’s acceptable to call somebody puddin’ (perhaps an affectionate nickname for a child), but it’s pretty rude to call them pudding.
I think Bisquick was following the same sort of logic when they named this recipe. Pudding Cookies is unappealing, but Puddin’ Cookies is fun and hip!
PUDDIN’ COOKIES! Mix well 3/4 cup Bisquick, 1 pkg. instant pudding mix (any flavor), 1/4 cup salad oil, 1 egg. Form into small balls; flatten with hand on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 min. at 350 (mod.). Makes about 3 doz. They’re fun!
Puddin’ Cookies! It’s excitin’!
Based on how simple the recipe is, and how much Bisquick one box holds, we decided to try a few different flavors of pudding: chocolate, butterscotch, and pistachio.
At the first mention of “cookies”, the two youngest children magically materialized in the kitchen. “Cookies? Where are the cookies?” And for a change, they were both willing and able to do the recipe themselves.
I didn’t even need to help with egg breaking.
The youngest’s favorite part was squishing the dough balls into cookie shapes. I gave him a mug and he cheerfully smashed them, then kept begging that I make more dough for more smashing.
Luckily three flavors of puddings meant three batches, and there was plenty of smashing for him to do.
These are fairly tasty cookies, assuming you pick flavors of pudding that you tend to enjoy. Pistachio was my favorite, Buzz liked butterscotch, and the kids were most interested in the chocolate. The primary downside is that they’re moderately greasy, leaving an oily residue both on the cookie sheet and any napkin they sat on for a while.
This is an ideal quick cookie snack, and kids can make it themselves (especially if you trust them to use an oven.)
This classic Bisquick advertisement was shared by Classic Film on Flickr.