As soon as I saw the new Caramel M&M’s out in stores, I knew I had to throw them into some sort of delicious cookie. This super simple vanilla pudding cookie recipe seemed like the perfect fit!
If you haven’t had any of the Caramel M&M’s yet, then let me tell you that they are large. They are pretty close to the size of peanut M&M’s so I was surprised by the amount that came in the bag.
I was worried that there was not going to be enough for an entire batch of cookies. However, the caramel is so sweet that four to six M&M’s in each cookie is actually plenty.
These pudding cookies have a really great vanilla flavor. The vanilla pudding, the vanilla extract and the almond extract makes them so flavorful. And not to mention soft.
My Caramel M&M pudding cookies are soft, fluffy and melt in your mouth. The M&M’s add the perfect amount of crunchy texture with some added sweetness from the chocolate and caramel.
To get enough of these large M&M’s into each cookie, I used my large cookie scoop. It makes about a 2 inch ball of dough and an average sized baked cookie. I was able to get a perfect 2 dozen cookies from one batch of dough.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.