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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sharley3 User ID: 4433166 257528
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"this is the best cookie recipe I have used this many times. this is more than an 5 star review"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 257318
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"These are delicious and really good. They are chewy on the outside with a nice soft interior. The only change I made initially was a bit more vanilla. I have made them using chocolate chips, mini m&m's, butterscotch chips and also I made them once using a mixture of semi sweet chocolate chips and white chips. Very good and they stay soft and chewy when stored in an air tight container."

LoonyR User ID: 7151326 73081
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."

dhjett01 User ID: 7726444 30433
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."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 82126
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?"

seeal0000 User ID: 2572906 25788
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!"

kehi74rn User ID: 3120997 73078
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

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

gkdurham User ID: 6024579 26867
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."

m0m3 User ID: 5981726 81987
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"super soft and chewy!"

Chocolateeyes User ID: 3861604 59996
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!"

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