Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Instant Pudding

I am always searching for a goooood chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I make a new one every week.  Sometimes, the ingredients add up and become the family’s favorite – for that week – and sometimes, we move it.  This recipe is definitely a winner….and the winning ingredient is…..INSTANT VANILLA PUDDING!  WHAT!  Who’da thought…well obviously someone did.

These are really good….they sort of remind me of Soft Batch cookies.  

Which brings back memories of Sunday night Lifetime movies and a new Barbie….and warm cookies of course!

Enjoy and Stay Sweet!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Sunday Baker)

2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter softened

¾ cups brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of milk chocolate chips

~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees
~Sift flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
~In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars.
~Add pudding and mix until well blended.
~Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
~Slowly add flour mixture.
~Fold in chocolate chips.
~Bake for 8-10 minutes.