One of my favorite things about the holiday season is making cookies. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia that surrounds it or my sweet tooth…either way, I love it! Now, I’m going to preface this by saying that I am in no way an excellent baker. I am really good at following recipes (type A here!), but I am not one of those people who can just throw ingredients together and have something delicious to show for myself. It honestly gives me a bit of anxiety if I don’t have exact instructions to follow!
That being said, I can’t even take credit for this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe! It’s a combination of Nestlé® TOLL HOUSE® (said in a Phoebe voice from Friends…please tell me you get this reference!) and a couple of tweaks I learned from one of my best friend’s sisters (Hey Angie!).
Every time I make these cookies, people ask me for the recipe so instead of re-writing it every time, I thought I might as well add it to the blog for everyone’s use! Here we go!
CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 2 1/4 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
- Granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Nestlé® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- Preheat oven to 370°F.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt with a whisk in a medium bowl.
- Pour pudding mix into measuring cup. Pour granulated sugar on top until it reaches 3/4 cup.
- In a large bowl, beat butter, pudding/sugar mix, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating mixture well in between each one.
- Slowly mix in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chip morsels.
- Spoon rounded balls onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 7 1/2-8 minutes. They will look slightly undercooked, but this is how you want them.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes before moving to cooling racks.
Like I said, this is mainly the tried and true recipe with small changes. However, those small changes make a HUGE difference. So, if you’re like me and can’t stand a hard, crunchy cookie, then try out this recipe and let me know below what you think!