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If you love cookies and cream ice cream, you will love this recipe!  Now, I’ve seen different versions of this flavor concept out there on the Web but the one I’ve pulled together here is super simple.  You won’t be standing in your kitchen forever chopping chocolate bars or Oreos.  This is simply my classic pudding cookie recipe with some somewhat creative ingredients added to the mix.

Exhibit A:  Oreo Cookies and Cream pudding mix…

…and Exhibit B:  Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Drops

Personally, I have never had a problem finding the pudding mix at my local grocery store.  Now, you’ll find the Hershey’s drops on the candy aisle.  If your local grocery store doesn’t carry them or they are out of stock, check out some of the big box retailers like Target, Walmart or Meijer.  They typically have well-stocked candy shelves.

Otherwise, take to the Internet and order online…Amazon is your friend.  Besides, it gives you an excuse to do some extra shopping so you get your purchase up to the “free shipping” threshhold.  See, I’ve got your back!

Mix it all up and these cookies really are sweet and dreamy…we could all use a little bit more of that these days, don’t you think?!

Sweet Cookies & Cream Dream Cookies

  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 (3oz.) package instant Oreo Cookies and Cream flavor pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 bags of Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Drops

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine the flour and baking soda and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.  Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture.

Stir in the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Drops.

Using rounded spoonfuls, place the dough balls onto cookie sheets that are lined with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown.  They may still look a little under-done.  That’s okay, they’ll keep cooking on the tray as they cool.  Once they are comfortable to touch, transfer to a cooling rack.

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