Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

We just got back from spending a 3-day weekend with 2 other couples at the beach and I’m feeling refreshed and ready to post again!  Don’t think I realized how much I needed to unplug and breathe!
We had a fabulous time (I mean really, 6 best friends doing nothing eating and gabbing?!).  The girls fit some outlet shopping in while the boys golfed (my husband’s 1st time!  wish I had a video…), and the weather was gorgeous!  Even got to wake up and eat my breakfast with this view every morning…
There was one intersection that was completely wackadoodle and it seemed like every time we went through it, there was something happening!  Case in point…
My friend Erika from Bliss Images & Beyond snapped this pic and it makes me laugh out loud every time I look at it!  Strangest marketing campaign evah!!   And they were really gettin’ down!
And because this intersection had the longest light ever, we got to sit and watch for a LONG time.  He was doing all kinds of high kicks and I was convinced he was barefoot, but noooooo he put on a skintight, head to toe black bodysuit and then BROWN shoes!!!  Bahahaha!!!
And you know what else we did?? Ate A LOT of cookies!
I made a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies and we honest to goodness came home with 3 cookies!  And this recipe makes a BIG batch. A big honkin’ batch.  And we brought 3 home!
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 oz.) packs Instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
3 cups chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the flour and baking soda and set aside
2. Cream butter and both sugars together.  Beat in the pudding mix until blended. Add
the eggs and mix well. Blend in the flour mixture.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Tips:  I always try to leave enough time so that after I make my cookie dough, I can refrigerate it for an hour or so before I bake the cookies.  This helps the cookies stay more round and fluffy and they won’t spread out as much as a room temperature dough will.
I also take the cookies out about 30 seconds before you’re supposed to (so about 9 minutes and 30 seconds).  Sometimes they don’t look completely done, but just let them sit on the pan for a couple minutes and they’ll finish cooking a bit and firm up.  They are so ooey gooey this way!
This recipe makes a lot of cookies!  I never pay attention to how many, but I’m going to guess about 7 dozen or so.  So, yes, there’s a lot of butter, but there’s also a lot of cookies!  Eat them all or freeze the cookie dough for later!  Or take them to the beach and watch them get devoured…
I used to follow the recipe on the back of whatever bag of chocolate chips I happened to be using, but I cut this from a local newspaper years ago and this is the only recipe that I’ve used since!
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Natalie

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Hi, I'm Natalie and I like to move slowly (like a turtle, if you will)! I daydream about minivans, painting walls and eating fudge with a spoon. Welcome to my little computer home where I share my family's adventures as we live life from the slow lane!
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Comments

  1. Is this instant pudding mix or is the kind you cook?

  2. Ok- First so so happy you got to escape and have fun! So So deserved! Second, you are killing me with those cookies! Holy Crapp-a-zoidy I need to make these this week! And I LOVE the fact that it makes so many, as my kids plow through 2 dozen a day! Thanks lady…and really ? Vanilla Pudding? hummm. sounds pretty fantastic to me!! So Happy You are back- Missed ya!! Jen

  3. @DawnInstant pudding mix! I’ll update the recipe now!

  4. oh my, those cookies….ahh

  5. @Natalie Dixon

    Thanks for the clarification. Those cookies look soooo good!

  6. Gallamore West says:

    Ohhh, I need one of those cookies RIGHT now… it’s 9:22 in the morning here. Who cares! :)
    xo,
    Laurie

  7. These sound so good! Pinned and plan to give them a try!

  8. That recipe looks amazing! I bookmarked it for sure!

  9. I found my soul mate! Someone else that says whackadoodle? Hooray! And those cookies! Oh.my. I will be pinning these for sure!

  10. I saw one of those getups at a parade. How do they see?

    Vanilla pudding in a cookie? I must try these!

  11. This looks like a great recipe! I seem to collect chocolate chip cookie recipes and I am happily adding this one to the collection!
    Found you via Tip Junkie :)
    Jacinda

  12. Hi,

    I followed you over from Chic & Crafty link party. These cookies look delicious. I certainly could use a recipe that makes so many; my house is ALWAYS filled with teenagers and they amounts of food they eat…Whew…

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Party runs through Monday each week).

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

  13. I know I’m a little late to the party (I recently found you through Pinterest), but these are my all time favorite chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been making them for a couple of years. I LOVE that they stay soft for days (if you can keep them around that long. I only recently found out that it’s the cornstarch in the pudding that makes all the difference.

  14. Looking for freezer meal ideas and I ran across your site. I am laughing so hard at those strange costumes! Thanks for the laughs so late at night. And I think I might have to try those cookies too :)

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