Friday, August 19, 2011

The BEST chocolate chip cookies

Just look at those. Does it look like I'm lying?

I've never quite gotten the hang of the perfect chocolate chip cookie. My old roommate, Amy, used to make chocolate chip cookies I was jealous of. They were always moist, gooey and soft. I tried so many recipes and mine always seemed hard, dry and flat.

Until I found this recipe, originally from Pennies on a Platter. I made a couple tweaks, but I think the secret ingredient really knocks this one out of the park.

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla pudding mix
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking soda
3 cups flour
12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream together shortening and butter. Add in sugars and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Then add the secret ingredient...
... pudding! Mix in until fully incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
In a separate bowl, mix together salt, soda and flour. Add to butter mixture all at once, beat until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-10 minutes. They should still look a little gooey!


  1. Pudding is genius! I'm totally going to cook those for church on Sunday.

  2. Just made these, SOOoo yummy!!! Love all the recipes you post. I'm excited for Braden to come home and try some...before I eat them all. ;)