Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies


So, today is National Chocolate Chip Day, and what better way to celebrate such an awesome holiday than by making a batch of chocolate chip cookies? I mean, it's almost required, right? This is a holiday that can't be ignored.

This particular version of chocolate chip cookies, which uses vanilla pudding in the mix, just may be our new family favorite. The cookies are so soft and have such a wonderful flavor. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how quickly three dozen of these disappeared from our house! They're simple, delicious, and really special, too.

Here are some other great recipes using chocolate chips to celebrate with today: 

Nutella chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cream cheese vanilla bean muffins

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

These look delicious, and what a great thing to celebrate who doesn't love a chocolate chip cookie!!

Tessa said...

These are the chocolate chip cookies my mom made for us growing up. Makes me want to whip up a batch!

Avril said...

Love this recipe!!! The vanilla pudding def gives the cookies a great vanilla taste. Your cookies look SO yummy Cassie!

Debbie said...

They look delicous and sound great with the addition of the pudding.

Janice Rourke said...

Made these 3 times already and can't get enough! So yummy!