August 04, 2016 1 min read 6 Comments
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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups (10 oz.) dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (5.1 oz.) pkg vanilla instant pudding
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (240 grams) all purpose flour
1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips (more if you like them extra chocolate-y!)
Cream butter and brown sugar.
Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
Add pudding mix, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat on medium to medium-high until fully incorporated and mixture is fluffy.
Add flour all at once, beat on low until fully incorporated (but no more than necessary).
Add chocolate chips and mix on low or by hand until chips are evenly distributed.
Refrigerate dough for 3-4 days for best flavor, or feel free to bake them right away! For best results let dough chill in fridge for at least an hour before cooking.
Shape into golf ball sized balls and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes (or until lightly browned but middle still appears soft).
★ I use the standard Jell-O brand instant vanilla pudding. Do notuse “cook and serve”
vanilla pudding mix in place of instant. Stick with instant! Otherwise
the consistency will completely change and you will have weird,
shapeless cookies on your hands.
★ Using light brown sugar will
work, but I have found the stronger flavor of the dark brown sugar
really complements this cookie.
★ I love mixing up a double batch of this recipe and letting it sit for a few days in my fridge - the flavors really develop during those days and the consistency is smoother. However, they also taste delicious baked up right away, and sometimes it’s just too hard to wait!
★ I’ve experimented with sprinkling course sea salt on this
cookie before, but felt the flavor was all wrong for this particular
★ This dough freezes really well. I always try to make extra so I can roll the excess dough into balls, freeze them and pop them on a cookie sheet whenever we want some!