The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need.  Made soft, thick, and perfectly chewy with a few tricks and special ingredient.  These are always a crowd pleaser and the best chocolate chip cookies.

Hi Friends Happy Happy Friday!  As you’re reading this I’m probably on my way to Chicago to be reunited with my college girlfriends.  I’m so excited as we’re long over due for a reunion and have a baby boy and two engagements to celebrate.  Follow along on Instagram for all the fun.

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

I have literally been making these Chocolate Chip Cookies for probably almost six years.  Friends and family have named them ‘Patty Cookies’ and they are always requested at parties and gatherings.  This is actually one of the first recipes I posted here on the blog back in February of 2015, wow how have I already been blogging for over two years?  But after hearing Katy’s presentation on Making your Old Content New Again at the Idea World Blogfest, I knew I had several posts I needed to go back and redo.

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

So this recipe got a makeover with new photos, a pinable image, and a little editing.  Below is my original post, enjoy! 🙂

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I remember growing up my sisters and I always helped mom with baking in the kitchen.  We did cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies all homemade.  We used to argue over who got to lick the dough or batter from the beaters on the hand mixer.  To this day I have never had a Twinkie or a Hostess Cake because my mom was such an excellent baker.

I believe chocolate chip cookies were the first dessert my mom taught me how to bake.  Since then I have been obsessed with perfecting such a simple and delicious cookie recipe.

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

My husband’s friend from growing up gave me his mom’s little secret to making a perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookie, it’s vanilla instant pudding mix.  I immediately went home and googled ‘chocolate chip pudding cookies’ to find a recipe.  The cornstarch in the pudding is what makes the cookies so perfectly soft!  This recipe has become extremely popular among my friends, family, and co-workers and I am so excited to share it with you along with a few of my tips and tricks.

Prepping the Ingredients

Preparing these chocolate chip cookies takes a bit of planning because you need several hours before you can actually bake the cookies.  You’ll start by softening the butter and bringing the eggs to room temperature by letting them sit out for at least 20 minutes.

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

After all the ingredients are combined the trick to keeping cookies from spreading on the baking sheet is to refrigerate the dough.  I like to refrigerate the dough overnight, but if you don’t have the time at least 8 hours.

Time to Bake

When it’s time to bake the cookies you’ll let the dough sit out of the refrigerator for a few minutes before forming the cookie dough balls.  I dare you not to eat a bite, cookie dough is so good!

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

You’ll want to pull the cookies out of the oven when they look slightly undercooked, they’ll continue cooking for a few minutes on the baking pan.  Then transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

I almost always have to double this recipe because a single bach doesn’t last very long in our house.  😉  I received these mega cookie baking sheets as a weeding gift and I love them because you can bake a few extra cookies each batch, saving some time.

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

Let me know if you try the recipe by commenting.  I promise they’ll be a crowd favorite.  Happy Baking!

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
 
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Soft, thick, and perfectly chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies made with a few tricks and a secret ingredient.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30+
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour (measured and leveled properly)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup (two sticks) softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups chocolate chips, I love adding a little more than one bag, extra chocolate 🙂
Instructions
  1. Let butter and eggs sit out and soften to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix in a small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in one egg at a time and then the vanilla extract.
  4. *Before I add the flour mixture I add about one cup of chocolate chips so there is less mixing the dough at the end.
  5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture (I break it into thirds). Beat or stir in the remaining two cups of chocolate chips. Make sure NOT TO over mix.
  6. *Refrigerate the dough for at least 8-24 hours.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before forming the dough balls.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. As the oven is preheating drop a rounded tablespoon of dough onto a non-greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-12 minutes depending on your oven. You want to pull the cookies out when they look slightly undercooked. Leave them on the baking sheet for an additional 3-5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

 

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft, chewy, and made with a secret ingredient.

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24 Comments on The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  1. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    August 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm (2 months ago)

    Patty Cookies! Love that! Have so much fun with your friends this weekend, lady! 🙂

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm (2 months ago)

      Haha yes, they are always requested at staff parties, so my co workers named them that. Have a great shower in FL this weekend. You have so much to celebrate 🙂

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you, I was cringing looking at my old photos, lol.

      Reply
  2. Marina @ Happy Healing
    August 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm (2 months ago)

    YUMMY! I love chocolate chip cookies more than anything, but haven’t really perfect a recipe yet. Definitely going to try this one!

    I don’t cringe looking at my old blog photos yet, but I’ve only been blogging for about a month. I know I will in the future, haha.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm (2 months ago)

      There are so many different ways to do the chocolate chip cookie. I have a few recipes I like, but this has always been my favorite. Let me know what you think!

      Reply
  3. Evangeline
    August 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm (2 months ago)

    A tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must. Do you think I could substitute the flour with a 1 to 1 GF flour mix?

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes, I haven’t tried it, but it should work. Based on what I read I would try an All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. But cookies are probably the most forgiving baked good, so I’m sure you can play around with it.

      Reply
  4. Annmarie
    August 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm (2 months ago)

    Ooooh these do look really yummy! I bet the vanilla pudding mix in there is amaaaazing.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm (2 months ago)

      Adds a little extra vanilla flavor, plus the cornstarch makes them so soft and chewy!

      Reply
  5. Amanda @amanda-isms
    August 5, 2017 at 9:54 am (2 months ago)

    I work this weekend but making these cookies may be my Monday/day off activity!! YUM!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm (2 months ago)

      Oh I hope you made them and that you enjoyed your day off!

      Reply
  6. Naomi || Naomi Why: Roots
    August 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm (2 months ago)

    Ohhhhhh my goodness, these look heavenly! I have several parties coming up, so these will be perfect for baking and sharing!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm (2 months ago)

      Yes they are my favorite to bring to gatherings!

      Reply
  7. Susie @ Suzlyfe
    August 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm (2 months ago)

    Those. Are. Gorgeous. And pillowy chewy perfection. FEED ME

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm (2 months ago)

      They are the BEST!

      Reply
  8. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    August 7, 2017 at 11:37 am (2 months ago)

    Yum! Chocolate chips will always be my fave–classic! These look classically delicious! Yes about the photos…what was I thinking?! haha!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm (2 months ago)

      Haha I feel the same why about photos, like how did I think some of them even looked good, lol.

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:53 pm (2 months ago)

      You NEED to go and try them! 😉 You’ll be addicted.

      Reply
  9. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    August 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm (2 months ago)

    Yum! I love a good chocolate chip cookie, I will have to give these a try. Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:53 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi Emily! Hope you had a great weekend too. Chocolate chip Cookies are definitely my favorite, can’t go wrong with the classic.

      Reply
  10. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    August 8, 2017 at 3:44 am (2 months ago)

    Mmm, sometimes classic chocolate chip cookies are just what I’m craving! These look delicious, and it sounds like you’ve shared the cookie love with lots of friends & family over the years. Hope that you’re enjoying Chicago! I was actually just discussing the possibility of a Chicago girls’ trip with a friend of mine a few days ago.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm (2 months ago)

      Oh girls trips are the best and always much needed! Hope you gals decide on somewhere fun.

      Reply

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