These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies. My mom always made these when I was growing up and now I make them for my family. They always turn out amazing. They stay soft and have a wonderful flavor. The secret ingredient? pudding mix! You can use vanilla or you can make double chocolate chip cookies using a chocolate pudding mix.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe
3 & 1/3 C. unsifted all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 & 1/2 C. butter or margarine, softened
1 C. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 package (6 & a 1/2-serving size) Jell-O Brand, chocolate or vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 C. chocolate chips
Mix flour with baking soda. Combine butter, the sugars, pudding mix, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Beat until smooth & creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually fold in flour mixture; then stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be stiff.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
**makes about 10 dozen**