Created by Kittencal on April 25, 2014
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
Step 2: Grease a cookie or baking sheet.
Step 3: Place some sugar into a shallow bowl; set aside.
Step 4: In a mixing bowl cream the butter with sugar for about 3 minutes, stopping once to scrape down sides of bowl.
Step 5: Add in egg yolks and vanilla beat 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl again.
Step 6: Beat in vanilla pudding mix until combined.
Step 7: In a small bowl combine the flour with baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and beat until combined (the mixture will be dry and slightly crumbly at first).
Step 8: Remove the dough to a surface and gently knead the dough until it comes together (this will take only a few seconds).
Step 9: Roll about 1 semi-heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet. Continue with more cookie dough, spacing about 2-inches between dough (these cookies really spread out).
Step 10: Bake about 8 minutes. (the longer the cookie bakes the crispier they will be, 8 minutes should give you a semi-crispy cookies but still chewy).
Step 11: Cool on baking sheet about 15 minutes, then remove to a rack. Cookies will firm up while on baking sheet and more on the rack.