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I am not much of a sweets baker.  Maybe once or twice a year, usually around Thanksgiving, I will make a pie or cheesecake or something.  I usually just bake breads.  But last night, the hubby says “I could really go for some chocolate chip cookies.  Is there a way to keep them soft?”.  So, I went online to research the best ever chocolate chip cookie.  What I found is this recipe posted on Allrecipes.com by Debbie Bursick.  When I was reading the recipe, what caught my eye was the addition of pudding.  Hmmmm.  That sounds like it would keep the cookies soft!

I did cut Debbie’s recipe in half because, really, what are two people going to do with seven dozen cookies?  I also omitted the walnuts because the hubby really didn’t want them in his cookies (although, I am a big fan of nuts!).  Also, instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I substituted dark chocolate ~ 66% cacao, loaded with antioxidents!  I happened to have some of these dark chocolate bars in the cupboard and I just roughly chopped the bars with my knife.  I only wrote down the ingredients and my instructions may differ a little from Debbie’s but the result was incredibly chocolaty, gooey and heavenly!

Anyway, I want to thank Debbie for posting this recipe.  It seriously is the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

  • 2 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated white sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c chocolate chips (your preference)
  • 1 c chopped walnuts (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift baking soda and flour together in a bowl. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the pudding mix and stir well.

Add eggs and vanilla.  Stir well.

Add flour mixture and stir until it is incorporated.  Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if you are using them).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Drop by spoonfuls on the baking sheet allowing room for the cookies to spread out a little.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a rack.

Chocolate lovers, enjoy! And thank you again, Debbie Brusick!

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