Thursday, September 08, 2005

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, everyone has a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. But these are awesome. I used to make the recipe on the back of the Nestle bag, but the cookies always turned out so thin. I looked for a long time for a recipe for basic chocolate chip cookies that made a delicious cookie that did not spread (stayed thick) when baked. Once I found this recipe several years ago I stopped looking. This is it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 box (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and vanilla; mix until combined. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: About 4 dozen

For a fun change, you can try chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. This will give you a chocolate chocolate chip cookie.

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