Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Debbi Borsick on Allrecipes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.(if desired)
It will look something like this,
For this batch, I used mini M&M's, instead of chocolate chips. I use a mini ice cream scoop to put them on the baking tray, so that they are all pretty much the same size.
Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack (if they get that far), for a few minutes. At least until the chocolate won't burn your tongue. Nothing ruins a good cookie feast like a burn in your mouth! Then, make yourself a cup of tea and grab a plate. If you are lucky, you will have two or three before anyone else realizes they are ready. (ok, that may just be wishful thinking on my part)
Honest, no one took a bite out of that cookie. A piece fell off, and I had to taste it! I wanted a crisper cookie this time, so I cut back almost half a cup of flour. When the recipe is followed correctly, the result is a lighter, more cake like cookie. (which are also fabulous!) The beauty of this recipe is the pudding mix. You can use almost any flavor you like, and vary the chips to suit. This recipe is also quite large. It makes 6-7 dozen, which is perfect if you have a large family of cookie monsters! So, the next time you need a chocolate chip cookie fix, try these. I know the whole family will love them!