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.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30+
  • 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 :)
  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.
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