Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"The" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, so here's the deal.  This post is long overdue. Every time I make these chocolate chip cookies, people tell me how star-gazing amazing they are and they never last long. The truth is, they are not any different than a traditional chocolate chip cookies recipe except they do contain a secret ingredient. See for yourself...

Chocolate Chip Cookies 
*Recipe makes approx. 6 dozen. I typically halve it unless I need to make a lot of cookies.

- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
*Don't make the actual pudding; but rather mix in the dry mix just like it is.*
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

2. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. 

4. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. 

5. Blend in the flour mixture. 

6. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. 

7. Drop any remaining dough that you haven't eaten by the spoonful cookie dough by rounded spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets. 
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown. Mine are perfect after 11 minutes.


  1. Vanilla pudding = yummy! I would never have guessed that as your secret ingredient. I am going to have to give this a try :)

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  3. We're trying the recipe tonight! Cookies are in the oven, and we can't wait... :)