Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

There’s an extra secret ingredient in this recipe.  That may be an exaggeration, but I’ve never seen it in another recipe.  I feel like it’s “cheating” a bit, akin to baking a cake from a mix and calling it your own.  Nevertheless, I do take credit for these delicious cookies every time I bring them somewhere – and they’re typically a hit!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from Sarah; similar recipe found at Stephanie’s Kitchen


  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding*
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz chocolate chips*
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Mix flour and baking soda; set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl.  Add pudding, vanilla, and eggs.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture, chocolate chips, and nuts.
  4. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

*You can use vanilla pudding for traditional cookies or chocolate pudding for a different twist.  Just about any kind of chip or nut is tasty too!


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