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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Posted at 28 May 2008 09:43:24 AM

I found this recipe on LJ cooking quite some time ago, and have made it in many incarnations since. It tends to be my go-to cookie recipe on the grounds that I can usually be counted upon to have eggs and butter, but almost never milk. The fact that it's damned good doesn't hurt! It's also the reason that despite loathing the stuff in pudding form, I stock at least a couple of boxes of instant pudding mix in my cupboard.

I brought a batch of the double-chocolate variety into work today, and they're disappearing with rapidity. It's enough to make a little baker's heart glow!

(Note: I have no idea who Carol is. The recipe came initially from recipezaar, but the submitter's name is Dawn. I wonder whether she knows.)

Carol's Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 (3.9 ounce) package instant vanilla* pudding mix
1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips**
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a sifter and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugars and dry pudding mix.
4. Beat until smooth and creamy.
5. Beat in eggs and vanilla; gradually sift in flour mixture.
6. Stir in chips (I usually only use about 3/4 of the package).
7. Roll into balls and flatten slightly or drop by teaspoon full on a
non greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes (I took mine out at just over 8
minutes).

* Try other flavors of pudding for different variations: chocolate for
double-chocolate chip cookies, etc.

** Use other fillings: dark chocolate mini M&Ms are especially good.

Makes about 4 dozen.


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