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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 111 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"These were not a hit with my family. Not a fan of adding the pudding, just tasted strange. Not enough sugar and way to dense."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"super soft and chewy!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"These are great! Instead of walnuts (kids don't like them) I use a 1/2 of cup of Skor Chipits and Rainbow chips! Great hit every time!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"These are absolutely the BEST cookies...this will def be my new "go to" chocolate chip recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Is it just me, or do others feel this way too. . . I want to see a picture of a recipe before I try it. I know what kind of cookie I like when I see it. Without a picture, I'm not going to waste my time."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"These cookies had just the texture I was looking for - soft and chewy, not crispy. They look like little pillows, like something you'd see at a fancy bakery. I found that I needed a bit more vanilla extract and a dash of salt in the recipe. I also switched out the baking soda for baking powder. This will be my go-to cookie recipe from now on!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"Awesome cookies! Very moist and tasty. If using a baking stone, I would preheat it in the oven as it is preheating. I did this and the cookies turned out perfect!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Loved the original recipe but as another person commented they are fun to experiment with! We used pumpkin spice pudding, white chocolate chips and pecans in place of other ingred. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"This has become a family favorite cookie recipe (we affectionately call them "pudding cookies")! After the vanilla, we have tried chocolate, white chocolate, and even pumpkin spice pudding mixes (I added some pumpkin pie spice). They are all delicious, and the kids love to experiment with flavors of pudding and chips! White chocolate with swirled chips (semisweet/white) is probably our favorite, but tonight I made devil's food pudding and pecans. Another winner!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Good cookies I did have to bake them a bit longer. Probaly because I used a cooking stone instead of cookie sheet. Will make again"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Everyone agreed these are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I'm making them again today and adding some peanut butter chips to the chocolate."

Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"i make this cookies all the time and what i use enstead of the vanilla i us lemon pudding that is the only way my family would eat it."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"My husband says this is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made. Oddly enough the first time I made them I forgot to add the baking soda and my husband prefers them made that way. I do sneak about 1/2 tsp of baking soda into the recipe so the cookies flatten just a bit to suit my tastes. I also substitute milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet as the recipe calls for to also suit our tastes."

Reviewed May. 11, 2009

"I found these cookies easy to make but my family thought they needed more sugar they didn't seem sweet eought. My regular chocolate chip cookies were rated higher than these by my family."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2008

"Maybe it's just my oven, but I had to cook them a lot longer than the recipe called for. They did turn out very nice though."

Reviewed May. 19, 2008

"This is an excellent recipe. The cookies are very moist and have a very good flavor. My Grandson requests these often. I have tried the chocolate pudding, but we prefer the vanilla. I have even added a bit of cinnamon to the mix."

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