Celebrating special moments with Hallmark

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Hallmark is known for their greeting cards and holiday ornaments. They are truly classics! Luckily they are also available at Walmart, which makes picking up a card or two super easy. I found them right near the front of the store, along with ornaments and other fun Hallmark gifts.

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I picked up three cards while I was out getting my cookie ingredients; a card for my family, one for my husband, and one to include a gift card for our “Secret Santa” this year. I also picked up a special ornament from Hallmark, one that is pretty iconic (take a guess, and then see if you are correct at the end of this post)!

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Of course, what would a classic card be without a classic cookie to go with it? But this cookie has a surprise ingredient to help make them even softer and better than a regular chocolate chip cookie! You may already know the trick, but a package of vanilla instant pudding mix is all it takes to make your chocolate chip cookie amazing! We love to make these to share with friends and family at Christmas, and they are always a big hit. You might want to make an extra batch to keep for yourself.

Start up the Hallmark Pandora station and make your baking even more merry!

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Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix (just the dry mix, don’t make the pudding)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips (or use a package something festive like I did)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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Beat together butter and sugars until creamy using a mixer, then add in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined nicely. Fold in your chocolate chips or festive chocolates by hand to prevent them from being crushed by the mixer.

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Line a baking sheet with parchment or tinfoil for easy clean up. Spoon dough into balls and place them on the baking sheet. If you have a cookie dough scoop now is a great time to use it!

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Bake for 10-15 minutes and let cool slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack. I like to move the entire sheet of parchment, cookies and all, to the cooling rack.

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Now comes the fun part… sharing! We made two batches so we would have a few to eat while we decorated our tree. Did you guess which Hallmark ornament I got? It’s a major award!

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What is your favorite treat to share during the holidays? Do you include a card with your treats? Have a look at all the fun holiday cards and let me know what your favorite Hallmark card or ornament is!

And don’t forget to click here to save $1.00 off of a two Hallmark Greeting Card purchase at Walmart, minimum $1.00 purchase required. Take advantage of the savings and #SendHallmark this holiday season!

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