Thursday, January 6, 2011

Soft, Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good chocolate chip cookie recipe is important.  We started making this one back in the Fall and fell in love with it.  The dough is good, the warm cookies are good, a day later (if there are any left) they're good!

Original source:  Tasty Kitchen user "nwmama"
Prep time:  15 Minutes
Cook time:  9 minutes
Makes:  24 cookies (or more depending on how much you spoon out)

1 cup Butter, Softened (2 Sticks)
1/4 cups Sugar
3/4 cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 package Vanilla Instant Pudding, (small Box)
2 whole Eggs
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 package Chocolate Chip Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it works great on making this batch up.  A hand mixer or a strong arm and a spoon will work as well!

Add softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and pudding packet into a large bowl, mix well. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

Put by heaping tablespoonfuls (I usually make mine smaller) onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9 mins. (you may have to adjust your time based on your own oven but 9 minutes should get you close) Cool on wire rack and store in airtight container to keep cookies fresh and from drying out.

Want to have cookies ready to bake at a moments notice?  This dough freezes beautifully!
Mix dough and spoon out onto cookie sheet but instead of baking, stick in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until cookies are individually frozen.
Place in freezer bag and toss in freezer.
When you get the urge for a fresh baked cookie run to the freezer (to get your pre-cookie workout in) place desired amount on cookie sheet and bake 9 minutes at 350!


  1. Instant pudding, interesting! I am going to have to try these!

  2. I made these tonight! They're poofier (not a technical term ;) ) than other cookies. I guess it's the pudding. But they were delicious. Josh had 2!!

  3. I like to eat these 20 at a time with milk.