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Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crisp outside but chewy inside, these sweet sensations will disappear in a hurry. "I home-school our six children," writes Mary Dudek from Alliance, Ohio. "The kids always have friends over, so I like to keep snacks on hand. They love these cookies."
51 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, oil and sugars until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in pudding mix and water. Combine the
  • flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the chocolate mixture
  • and mix well (dough will be stiff). Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set and edges are firm.
  • Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about
  • 8-1/2 dozen.