This weekend I went to Atlantic City, New Jersey for a bachelorette party. We ate great food, spent time outside in the beautiful weather, had a bit of luck with black jack, and had an overall fantastic weekend. I made a batch of cookies for the group just in case we needed something to munch on and the cookies were a big hit!
They were soft, fluffy, and chewy, just the way a chocolate chip cookie should be (I hope I don't offend those who like crunchy cookies)! The instant pudding is the secret ingredient which gives the cookies that extra bit of soft fluffiness. I used french vanilla pudding, but the original recipe called for butterscotch, so I bet it would be fun to experiment with other flavors as well. If you try something different please let me know!
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
adapted from allrecipes.com
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3.4 oz package instant pudding mix (I used french vanilla)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla. Add in batches of the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips until distributed evenly. Drop heaping teaspoons of the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 13-14 minutes.
My batch made about 50 cookies.