Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Heaven

I did sew today, but I haven't finished it yet. Sometime during the afternoon, I got a craving for chocolate chip cookies. So, I had to make some! But, these are not just any cookies. They are the very best. Trust me. I mean, come on, have I ever lied to you? I found the recipe ages ago, on Allrecipes. (love that site!) It is the only chocolate chip recipe I'll ever make.

Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Debbi Borsick on Allrecipes


  • 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)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

    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!


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    1. OH, who needs to bake them, I will just eat dough until I am bursting. My husband and I used to make a batch, cook a couple and then snack on dough all week (of course that was years ago when our metabolism was much higher) They look scrumptious.

    2. thanks so much for the recipe, I just love cookies. Now I'll have to make some cookies too otherwise I may not be able to sleep tonight thinking about them. For now, I'll do with an instant package I have in the fridge but I'll have to try your recipe soon.

      Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

    3. These do look absolutely delicious! And I'm with you, they are even yummier straight from the oven hot enough to melt in your mouth... mmmmm!
      I like making them with a mixture of choc chips too; ie with a third each of dark, milk and white choc chips all together, this gives an interesting flavour that my family loves.

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    5. I have been making these cookies for the last couple of years and it is my favorite cookie recipe. When my cat was very sick I took these to the vets for a thank you for saving his life. The next day they called for the recipe! i am your newest follower from the blog hop. I am not craft so i just write about family and marathon training. All these crafty ideas have got me in the mood to get busy!

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    7. vanilla pudding, huh? I think i will have to try this. Thanks for stopping at Sunny Bug for BOBT...I always love finding other baking/sewing bloggers. Hope we run into eachother again soon! Now off to check out your site...

    8. I agree with Jacqueline. These would not make it to the oven. Delicious. I am you newest follower from Follow Me Monday.

      I hope you have a great week.


    9. This looks great! I love the nips and chocolate chips on a cookie recipe. This recipe is the most easy one that I ever saw. My kids will surely love to do your recipe.

    10. They are so cute. I should try this and add more chocolate chips. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.