Friday, July 2, 2010

recipe: chocolate chip cookies (with special ingredient)


okay so i teased you with a picture of my cookies. and lets face it...there's a lot of choc chip cookie recipe's out there...but mine is a little different.
or maybe its not.
let me know if you've heard of this:

to make my chocolate chip cookies extra fluffy i substitute the sugar with one package of vanilla instant pudding.
intrigued? okay give it a try!
here's the recipe.

Vanessa's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
3/4 cup packed brown
1 package of instant vanilla pudding: small package (3.4 oz)
1 cup (two sticks) of butter room temp*
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 package of chocolate chips.

preheat oven to 375 degrees.

*if you don't plan ahead (ahem like me) and don't have your butter at room temp, you can always put your butter in the microwave for a few seconds till it's super mushy. just trying to help you fly from the seat of your pants people out.
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in a large bowl place your butter, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, vanilla pudding, extract, and eggs. mix till creamy. gradually add flour. keep mixing till all flour is in. add choc chips.

bake for 9-11 minutes.

hear yourself and all those around you get fatter by the minute. because you will not be able to eat just one.
best of luck.
have a fantabulous 4th of july weekend.
;)
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44 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I am intrigued... sounds YUM! We might have to make these this weekend.

Leah said...

these are amazing! i found this recipe on allrecipes.com and have used it over and over again! :) people are always commenting on how delicious they are!! i sometimes make extra and put it in the freezer, so when my husband and i get a hankerin' for cookies they are right there! :)

Jen O said...

I have a similar recipe but I use butterscotch pudding mix instead of vanilla. Hmmm...now because of you I MUST make some today. ;-) Happy 4th!

Sarah said...

I have a similar recipe with vanilla pudding and they are my favorite!!!

We have also tried chocolate pudding with peanut butter chips, YUM!!

Amanda Joy said...

I will have to try this for my next YW activity. I like the idea of using different pudding flavors. Banana is my fav, but how fun would the pistachio be at St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for being a recipe sharer. If you want an citrus-y~ kick in the mouth Key Lime Pie visit my blog. joyinthejumble.com
Happy 4th:)

Amy said...

That sounds gooooood! I use a little scoop (1/4 cup?) of vanilla pudding mix in my pancake batter. It makes them AWESOME. I had that huge can of it from the cannery, and you know once it's open the clock is ticking. I thought, how am I going to use all this vanilla pudding up? Ta-da, pancakes! Try it!

Allison said...

I tried this recipe from a family recipes book i bought at DI....its yummy....the vanilla pudding makes it extra good, they also put it in muffins...not sure about that one. :)

Andrea said...

I forgot about these. My mom made them when I was a girl. I will have to try them again.

Felicia said...

My recipe calls for the sugar AND the pudding. I'll have to try these after my gall bladder surgery.

Jenni said...

mmmmmmm, yummy! i haven't tried them, but the pictures look good enough to eat!

i use double strength vanilla and a crisco stick instead of the butter when i cook my cookies! gonna try your version though too!

Spencer Family said...

These are my husbands favorite cookies. We love to use milk chocolate chips in them. Ooh I might have to go bake a batch right now!

Chelsea said...

I am testing out this recipe as we speak! I was looking for something easy to take to the lake for the weekend - hello who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies?! I've added vanilla pudding, but just in addition to sugar, never in place of... I can't wait to see how it tastes (they look delicious in your picture though!)

Doty Family said...

I use vanilla pudding in my cookies and in cupcakes!! Makes cake to divine and moist!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Sounds yummy and I'm gonna try it!
{Rebekah}

Kelli said...

I have never heard of this but I am going to give it a try! Thanks for the great tip!

Kelli
xoxo

Kelli said...

I have never heard of this but I am going to give it a try! Thanks for the great tip!

Kelli
xoxo

Jaimie said...

I have heard of this, but have never tried it. Might have to sometime this summer.

Amy said...

My mom has been making these since I was a kid- they are by far the best chocolate chip cookies and every time I make them everyone devours them...always a HUGE it!

Karen said...

yumm, I've got them in the oven as we speak... can't wait to try one!

Laree said...

Ok, I've got more of a technical question: How to do you make your cookies nice little lumps instead of glorified pancakes?

I've used this recipe in the past (or at least one like it). My cookies are always so soft they spread like crazy. I've tried refrigerating the dough, I've tried more flour, I've tried not softening the butter, I've tried all real butter, 1/2 butter 1/2 marg., I've tried almost everything.

I'm having a cookie identity crisis.

Any tips would be GREAT!!!

Marie said...

Yum, I will have to try it out.

Jeanette said...

Laree - try freezing the dough for a little while before you bake the cookies. also, make sure your cookie pans are cold too. I take mine and run them under ice cold water for a few minutes, dry them completely, and then add the dough. That way the cookies don't spread.
Also, I found in the summertime I have to get my cookies ready on the cookie sheet in the dining room instead of the kitchen because the kitchen gets too hot and that makes the cookies run.
hope that helps.
and now I am going to go eat a cookie. :)

- Jeanette
The Framed Frog
theframedfrog.etsy.com
jfrogster.blogspot.com

Kristin B. said...

I have this recipe and they are the best cookies ever! You all will never go back to your old chocolate chip cookie recipe.

smallgrapes said...

Don't share my secret!!!!

best.cookies.ever.

JoannaP said...

No lie, I had planned to make choc chip cookies tonight and was checking my blogs. So I had to try this. I found some chocolate double fudge pudding mix in the cabinet. Ta da! The best cookies I ever made! Thanks for the tip..now we're going to gain about 20 pounds each over here.

momof3girls said...

I can't wait to try them! Sounds so yummy! Thank you.
Tammy

Crafty Christina said...

I discovered this around last Christmas time and love the way my cookies turn out now. The recipe I have utilizes both the sugar and pudding. Yum!!

bethanndodd said...

sounds delish! my sister always brings chocolate chip cookies to our family get togethers...i may just have to bring some of my own this 4th of July ;o). thank you for sharing!

ami said...

I have been substituting pudding for sugar in my choc. chip cookies for years. we have tried almost all the flavors-we like white chocolate the best. we also use the sugar free pudding vs. the regular pudding and they turn out just as yummy! :)

Jen said...

Thanks for the recipe. We're having people over tonight for a cook out...now we're also going to have delicious cookies!

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll be making these the first of the week. And getting fatter too!

Chris said...

Never heard of that variation of choc. chip cookies. Will have to give it a try!

Diana said...

Can't wait to try this, and some of the variations I saw in the comments. Thanks!!!

Zegi said...

I just finished making these awesome cookies. The Husband scoffed at the secret ingredient but he is a convert now. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! (PS - I made the black bean & corn salsa for a picnic later, too...though I had to skip the avocado because it wasn't ripe enough. Wah! I'm looking forward to it even so.)

Mindy said...

My recipe is similar except I use coconut pudding... even non coconut lovers love it. :)

Dogwood said...

who would have thought! wow, pudding. you have me drooling. i must try those yummy looking cookies. thank! dogwood

Mama Spark said...

My cookies are always flat, so I am anxious to try this. Thanks for sharing. Now, after losing 40 pounds, I will have to get to the store and buy some vanilla pudding and try these babies!

Wendy B said...

sounds super yummy....must try these as I have a fave choc chip cookie recipe I've used over and over for years, but it's getting a bit 'stale'!!!!(LOL Pardon the pun!) For we people downunder, how much is a 'stick'....as American cups are different measurements to ours, I'm not sure how to convert it...do you have a metric measurement??
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Diana said...

I add one extra egg yolk to my regular choc.chip cookie recipe and it makes them so moist and STAY moist for a few days...if they last that long.

Jennifer said...

you forgot the walnuts! haha

this is my favorite cookie recipe except i have to add a cup of walnuts. yum!! :)

jen@eighteen25

Anonymous said...

This has our favorite recipe for over 30 years! Got it at a cookie exchange, only difference is I use 2 1/2C flour and French Vanilla Instant pudding is extra delish, watch for new packaging on that Instant pudding,the Instant print is in tiny print on the side where they give the ounces! Some people use bananaandor butterscotch and other flavors in theirs to change it up a little. We never change ours! Great recipe.

This and That Creations said...

OK, tried it, loved it, took it to work and everybody ate them...so good, thanks!

alicia said...

This recipe has earned me fame at work!!! Absolutely delicious!! I've had multiple people ask for the recipe, so I just send them your link!

Thank for posting this!

Jo e Lu said...

Ok, now you've reached another country! I'm from Brazil and fell in love with your recipe. Today I finnaly got some spare time to bake them. Fantastic!!! So I had to thank you a lot for this cause my daughter and I had the best time cooking and baking (it's a very easy recipe for a 5 year old to help).
Thanks a lot, from Brazil!!

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