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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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: One 3.9-ounce package of instant chocolate pudding mix may be substituted for the vanilla pudding mix.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

leahowen User ID: 4441577 50597
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

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

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 25786
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."

lazyjcafe User ID: 1762141 88764
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!"

mamamerg User ID: 1706794 28197
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!"

marisatoddbarton User ID: 4315925 28196
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!"

janet.wallenfang User ID: 2702506 73077
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!"

mdbubba1 User ID: 1253738 25784
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"

kehi74rn User ID: 3120997 203334
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."

mustanggreen User ID: 5103528 25780
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."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 26866
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."

carder User ID: 216977 70486
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."

tamboclan User ID: 3259528 74985
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."

nana22 User ID: 328489 26864
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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