These are the cookies we make fresh for our guests at Aldrich Guest House! They're super chewy and with the espresso powder, the sweetness and chocolate balance wonderfully.
One thing to note, make sure to use instant pudding as the sugar-free or cook & serve do not work nearly as well. Plus, if we wanted you to use something other than instant pudding, we would have put that in the recipe - we'd never try to lead you astray!
Lastly, this recipe can easily be doubled so that the extras can be frozen. Just roll them out and put them in an airtight container, using wax paper between the layers. Before baking, take them out of the freezer for 30-60 minutes and bake (even if they're not completely thawed). Perfect for spur of the moment company or for that bake sale you signed up for...you did make something for that, didn't you?