I didn’t really make any New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m the kind of person that always believes in the ability to better yourself. Not necessarily at the start of a new year, but any time. A new day, a new hour, a new minute. Even when these “anytime” resolutions don’t stick, I feel empowered by the knowledge that you can better yourself , start over, at any time.
Sometimes, though, it’s just wishful thinking. Like, when I say I won’t let clothes sit in the dryer overnight (or longer…). Or, that I will always return library books on time. Or, that I’m only going to have a teeny-tiny serving of this pudding because, seriously, the holidays are over and the license to eat everything in sight has been suspended. Revoked. Denied.
Problem is, it is not possible to have a teeny-tiny serving of this pudding. It is “take the bowl out of the fridge for just one more bite” addictive. It is super thick, creamy, and after chilling in the fridge, those hard cookie pieces have become wonderful, little soft morsels of deliciousness, the same way that vanilla wafers delightfully dissolve in banana pudding (everyone agrees that vanilla wafers are the best part of banana pudding, right?).
Ok, so the teeny-tiny serving “resolution” is out of the question. But, maybe I could do something about the laundry situation. Maybe.
Cookies and Cream Pudding
- 3.4 ounce box of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups whole milk
- 6 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (like Cool Whip)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 12 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies
- Put the chocolate sandwich cookies in a large, plastic bag. Using a rolling pin or other heavy kitchen utensil, crush the cookies until desired crumb size is achieved. I wanted mostly small crumbs with some larger cookie pieces for texture, but it is up to you.
- Put pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping into a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until combined. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until combined. Add cheese and butter mixture to the pudding mixture and beat until well-combined.
- Fold in the chocolate sandwich cookie pieces. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Adapted from Allrecipes