Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 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.
Editor's Note: One 3.9-ounce package of instant chocolate pudding mix may be substituted for the vanilla pudding mix.
2 each: 111 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Reviews for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
"this is the best cookie recipe I have used this many times. this is more than an 5 star review"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 allrecipes.com with 9 pictures.http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/detail.aspxEditors: Can you provide more photos?"
"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!"
"I'm making these cookies yet again for a concert tomorrow. Everyone agrees they are the best ever!"
"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."
"super soft and chewy!"
"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!"
"These are absolutely the BEST cookies...this will def be my new "go to" chocolate chip recipe!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."