Growing up I have always had fond memories of my Mother’s and Grandmother’s Cookie Jars. You never really knew what would be in there this time when you opened up the lid, but never did those surprise cookies taste bad. Having received a Cookie Jar of my own from my Grandmother for my own home, I found the need to begin exploring Cookie Recipes of my own. I thought I’d start with the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Finding a few different recipes, I proceeded to try several of them. One Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe that I found on allrecipies.com, however, stole my heart and it is the one I finally transferred onto an index card to put into my recipe box. These Chocolate Chip Cookies are moist not only when they are fresh out of the oven, but continue to be moist throughout the week while sitting in my Cookie Jar. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is truly a treasure that needs to be shared.
2 ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Butter, softened
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¾ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup White Sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant Vanilla Pudding
2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1) Mix together the Baking Soda and Flour. Set Aside for later.
2) Mix together the Butter, White Sugar and Brown Sugar.
3) To the Sugar Mixture add the Instant pudding and blend well.
4) Add to the Sugar Mixture the Eggs and Vanilla Extract.
5) Combine the Sugar Mixture and the Flour Mixture.
6) Add the Chocolate Chips.
7) Let Dough cool in fridge for 30 minutes or more.
8) Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
9) Drop in small balls (a spoon full) onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
10) Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges turn golden.
11) Let cool and Enjoy!
The Instant Pudding Mix is what makes this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe such a treasure. It keeps the cookies moist and mouth watering. I have the temptation to change the flavor of the Instant pudding mix to see if I can make different tasting cookies. You should try this at home too! My next attempt will be with chocolate pudding mix.
Also remember that you are always allowed to modify this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for your own use. My husband is not a fan of nuts so I left out the optional ingredient but feel free to add nuts to the recipe as they give the Chocolate Chip Cookies a crunch and for kids M&M’s can be used instead of Chocolate Chips to add color!
Another tip I found helpful was cooling the dough, which I added right into the directions. This keeps your cookies fluffy and keeps them from spreading across the pan! Another trick is to rotate your cookie sheets so you are always starting with one that is at room temperature. Not enough cookie sheets? That’s okay, run the warm one under cool water to lower its temperature.