Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Everyone who has tried these cookies says they're the best they've ever eaten. I'm sure the addition of pudding mix makes all the difference.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:57 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 57 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 111 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pudding mix and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (dough will be stiff).
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 9-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: One 3.9-ounce package of instant chocolate pudding mix may be substituted for the vanilla pudding mix.
Originally published as Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p27

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"soo good, nice chewy cookie. I substituted M&Ms for the chocolate chips but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Of note: we only got 5 dozen modestly sized cookies which is only about half of what it stated the recipe yielded so this was the only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars. (I also took a pic to post seeing as there wasn't one but cannot figure how to add it :/) But would definitely make these again, maybe even taking other posters suggestions and playing with the flavor of pudding and different add ins."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"I have made these many times and everyone has loved them. I do not make the regular choc. chip cookies any more. They are soft and you cannot eat just one."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I feel the same way that cherrylady does about recipes without pictures. I usually pass on the ones without photos but this same recipe can be found on with 9 pictures.
Editors: Can you provide more photos?"

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"I made these cookies with butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla. I also substituted 1 c. of choc. chips for butterscotch chips. They are soft and delicious!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"I'm making these cookies yet again for a concert tomorrow. Everyone agrees they are the best ever!"

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