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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone who has tried these cookies says they're the best they've ever eaten. I'm sure the addition of pudding mix makes all the difference.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    9-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pudding mix and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (dough will be stiff).
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note: One 3.9-ounce package of instant chocolate pudding mix may be substituted for the vanilla pudding mix.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 111 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Remenec
    Jul 28, 2020

    I loved the addition of the vanilla pudding. What a unique twist to chocolate chip cookies. Delicious recipe!

  • sue
    May 24, 2020

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  • Pam
    May 21, 2020

    I have been making these cookies since 1995...found the recipe in a small paperback cookbook. I use white chocolate pudding or French vanilla pudding and use mini chocolate chips. My daughter used chocolate pudding and butterscotch chips. I also use the small cookie scoop from Pampered Chef and will get about 90 cookies. When my kids were younger, I used to make these cookies 2-3 times a week. Great recipe!!!

  • kmonke
    May 20, 2020

    This is the only way I make chocolate chip cookies.

  • ebramkamp
    May 29, 2019

    This is my second review of these cookies. I've made them many times. I've used combinations of different flavored chips but the constant is a bit.more vanilla. Another tip is to chill as stated and not to overbake them. I recently made them using a combination of semi sweet, dark and white chips. I placed a few pieces of sea salt on top before I baked them. This was a tip from a very experienced cook. He was right. The sea salt added an extra flavor dimension and a bit of texture. I shared these with neighbors and every one of them wanted this recipe. I make up a double batch and they don't last. Super yummy.

  • Nicolle
    Oct 25, 2018

    These cookies are amazing and they were loved by my family. The texture and taste are perfect.

  • sharley3
    Dec 1, 2016

    this is the best cookie recipe I have used this many times. this is more than an 5 star review

  • LoonyR
    Nov 9, 2014

    soo good, nice chewy cookie. I substituted M&Ms for the chocolate chips but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Of note: we only got 5 dozen modestly sized cookies which is only about half of what it stated the recipe yielded so this was the only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars. (I also took a pic to post seeing as there wasn't one but cannot figure how to add it :/) But would definitely make these again, maybe even taking other posters suggestions and playing with the flavor of pudding and different add ins.

  • dhjett01
    Sep 21, 2014

    I have made these many times and everyone has loved them. I do not make the regular choc. chip cookies any more. They are soft and you cannot eat just one.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Oct 4, 2012

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