Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies- REALLY!!!

These are the new favorite chocolate chip cookies at our house. My family won't let me bake my old recipe anymore. But these are so yummy. When they come out of the oven they look so perfect- like store bought. They are so soft and chewy and well, perfect! Maybe it's because of the holidays that it is making me think of baking these. (I got this off a blog somewhere but can't remember where.)
The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies...Ever

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract (I always add a little extra)
2 eggs
1- 5 oz. package Vanilla pudding mix (JELLO brand)
1- 12 oz bag chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet, but we are fans of milk chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl mix pudding mix, baking soda, and salt. Add the pudding mix (dry ingredients) to the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. Then add flour a little bit at a time until texture is right (you should be able to roll the dough into a ball in your hands. Is it is too sticky, add more flour.). Mix well.
Use ungreased cookie sheets or cookie sheets with parchment paper (I always use this to bake cookies- you can skip this if you want). Scoop a tablespoon size of dough and roll into balls. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are just beginning to brown (12-14 minutes, depending on your oven).


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