from the kitchen of our cover girl, Marci Narum

I got this recipe from a friend and it’s my go-to cookie recipe. I call them Birthday Cookies because I like to bake them to share on birthdays!
Birthday Cookies

3 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
2 Pkgs. Instant pudding (six-serving size)*
3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
Baking chips and/or M&Ms

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Blend well until creamy. *Add pudding mix—any flavor, and use only instant pudding for best texture. Mix well. Measure the flour and add to it the baking soda. Mix well and add gradually to the rest of the ingredients. Use any flavor baking chips—milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter—or combine them with M&Ms for an extra special treat for someone’s birthday. Or just because.

Drop by spoonful and bake at 350 for 10 -13 minutes (depending on your oven).