Chocolate chip cookies. Everybody loves ’em. Seriously, they do. Can you name someone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Well, someone who doesn’t have something seriously, seriously wrong with them.
Anyways. We love chocolate chip cookies at our house. My favorite recipe is this one right here. Just a note: I made these cookies on Friday and the one I had for um, breakfast (minor detail) tastes just like it came out of the oven. AND my husband didn’t even zip up the bag that they were in last night.
Secret ingredient 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 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
2. Beat together butter, sugars, vanilla pudding mix, and vanilla extract until creamy.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
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.
Feel free to try different flavors of pudding and mixing in different things (chocolate pudding and heath bits anyone?) Pudding is a master secret weapon in these. Who would have thought? :) Plus, we always have boxes of pudding in the pantry. It’s usually only about $1 a box and pair that with coupons when they come out, usually they are freebies! (That and Walgreens usually has them 3/$2!)