Groundhog Day Cookies


Even though my kids are bigger, I still enjoy making cutesy things for random holidays, like Groundhog Day.

This year, I made these little cookies.  I was so excited about my vision, only to have no one “get” it.  Yep, I had to explain it to everyone.

So here’s what we’ve got going on…

The chocolate cookie is the dirt/hole and the Teddy Graham is the groundhog.  The cookies garnished with sprinkles mean spring is on its way and the ones with marshmallows mean 6 more weeks of winter!

I thought it was cute and fun, at least.  Plus they’re delicious, no matter if you get it or not!

Groundhog Day Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

1 (3.4 oz) package chocolate instant pudding

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

2 cups mini chocolate chips

Honey Teddy Grahams

Colorful sprinkles

Mini Marshmallows 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy.  Add the pudding mix and mix until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix each one thoroughly; stir in the vanilla.

Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. 

Use a large spoon to stir in the mini chocolate chips.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to drop the cookies onto the prepared sheets.

Press one Teddy Graham onto the top of each cookie ball.  Roll the edges through colorful sprinkles or mini marshmallows.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.  Cool on wire racks and store in a tightly sealed container.

Makes about 36 cookies