This is my son’s favorite pudding cookie, and it never fails to put a huge grin on his face. We bake these cookies together regularly, usually on Friday after school. My son is a picky eater and goes through stages when he’ll eat just pizza and cucumbers and nothing else for weeks and then abruptly tire of them, but he never needs to be asked twice to eat these cookies. (I was a notoriously picky eater myself as a child, and my mom teasingly refers to this as karmic retribution.) Because these cookies go fast, I use whole-wheat flour—if my children are going to eat that many cookies, they may as well be healthy. Well...healthier, at least.
The chocolate chunks give this cookie character and lend a touch of finesse to an otherwise modest chocolate chip cookie. But if you prefer to save the time needed for chopping the chocolate, go ahead and use chocolate chips instead.