Sprinkle Pudding Cookies

adapted from Cookies and Cups

Yield:  2 dozen

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg, plus 1 yolk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 (3.5 oz) box Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding

2 cups flour

1/2 cup sprinkles

Preheat oven:  350° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Fit your mixer with the paddle attachment.  In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add the egg, plus the additional yolk, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.

Add the Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and mix until combined.

With the mixer on low, add the flour.  Mix until just combined.  Then, add the sprinkles and mix until incorporated evenly.

Using a cookie scoop (about 2 Tablespoon size), scoop and drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Space the cookies about 2-inches apart.  Bake 8-10 minutes until the cookies are almost set and just turning a light brown around the edges.  Do not over bake or the cookies will not be soft.

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.