I know everyone has their favorite go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. So I want to share mine. =) I am a big (huge) fan of soft cookies. I really don't like them crunchy at all....unless I have a tall glass of milk handy to dip them in. for awhile I had such a hard time with my chocolate chip cookies. They kept spreading on me, would end up crunchy, but if I tried to shorten the cook time they were under done.....now don't get me wrong, I love cookie dough (I usually eat half the cookie dough before cooking it) but when it is slightly cooked and gooey.....not a fan. So a few years ago I discovered this recipe and it is now the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I use. But then a few weeks ago, I came across a tip to make cookies even fluffier. I decided to give it a whirl. =)
Knock Your Socks off Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. butter (do not sub for margarine.....that will make them spread)
1 c. white sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla (yes, that is a tablespoon)
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 small pgk. vanilla pudding (the dry stuff)
chocolate chips (however many you like, I usually use about 3/4 c- 1 c)
Preheat you oven to 350.
Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla. Mix in eggs. Add in salt, soda,pudding
and flour. Add in chocolate chips. The dough may be a bit crumbly. Don't be alarmed and add milk or anything. Wash your hands, and squish it together and it forms up nice. The form the dough into 1 in balls. Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
I have to stop myself or I will eat the whole batch.....but if I'm in a good enough mood I might share with a cute kid.