Toffee Pudding Mix Cookies

Healthy eaters, look away. I strayed from my usual healthier baking to make some indulgent, melt in your mouth cookies for my pops for Father's Day. While he's a pretty healthy guy most of the time, he isn't one to cut back where cookies are concerned.

And since I'm sharing a recipe I made just for my daddio, I figured it was only fitting to share some of my favorite things about him:

1. He has great stories from his childhood and growing up all around the world since his father was in the British Military. I even wrote a paper in college about the time an octopus stole his 7-Up while they were swimming off the coast of Turkey.

2. Even though I always roll my eyes at them, you can always count on him for a good dad joke.

3. Through every half-marathon I've run, he's been by my side, pushing me to keep pace and not quit.

4. He is one of the most patient people I've ever known. My brother and I were not always the most gracious of children, but he always kept his cool through our tantrums.

5. Him and my mother are two of the most giving people I know. I've watched them donate consistently to organizations close to their hearts for my entire life, allowing me to grow up understanding the importance to give back.

Toffee Pudding Mix Cookies

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 8oz. Heath toffee bits
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In your mixer, beat the eggs, sugars, pudding mix, butter, applesauce and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. Gradually add in the flour and baking soda to your wet ingredients. 
  4. Using a spatula, stir in the toffee bits and chocolate chips. 
  5. On an ungreased baking sheet, place tablespoons of dough with space between for the cookies to expand. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until firm.