Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello ! I’m back with a recipe everyone, just like I said I would 🙂 I don’t lie. (high five for figuring out the last sentence was a lie)

I don’t know about you, but I’m ALWAYS craving a good chocolate chip cookie.

Yenno what makes chocolate chip cookies better than they already are?

Vanilla Pudding Mix.

Yepp, that’s right. I kid you not!

Adding vanilla pudding mix gives it a softer texture and a huge vanilla flavour

The only problem I had with these cookies was that they didn’t spread much during baking. So if you like your cookies flatter, press them down a bit before baking.

So I have to confess something. I love eating cookies and all, but I’m not a huge fan of my own cookies. I don’t know what it is, but whenever I bake cookies they just don’t turn out right. Doesn’t matter what kind of cookie I make, they always seem to turn out tasting the same. I’ve made butterscotch, coconut white chocolate, and just plain ol’ chocolate chip. But other than the differen’t add-ins, the cookie dough part tastes the same. Is that normal? Also, the dough tastes like raw dough. Maybe I’m underbaking, but I’ve had way too much experiences with burning my cookies. And yenno how bakery cookies have the flat but cracky surface? somehow my cookies always end up with a smooth surface. Maybe it’s cuz I roll them with my hands into balls before baking.

Sigh. Cookies are hard to make.

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod  

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup roger’s demera brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.8 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

How To

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Using a mixer, beat together butters until creamy, then add in both sugars and mix again. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract.

3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

 Yield: 6 giant 4 inch cookies, 14 normal (2inch) sized cookies

Join the Conversation

  1. Man, those things look good! I appreciate your serving size options. I’m a giant cookie fan, myself. 🙂

  2. Yummm! I am such a chocolate chip cookie fiend 🙂

  3. I’m pretty sure these cookies will need to go on my list of “recipes to make!” they look delicious!

  4. I really need to get my baking game on…those cookies look too delicious! Vanilla pudding…hmmm should pick a pack of that up 🙂

    1. you should! baking is the bestest thing in the whole wide world, no bias there 😉

  5. cakebrain says:

    I always have room for chocolate chip cookies! Sometimes I like crispy cookies that are chewy. Usually I use the Cooks Illustrated Oatmeal Cookie recipe for that and the texture sure will be different. You also need to bake oatmeal cookies until brown; not to underbake (like for ccc’s)… and this way for sure you’ll geta wonderfully caramelly flavour and texture. Martha Stewart has a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie too for that. Yourr pics are looking good!

    1. ooo ive heard so many good things bout cooks illustrated but ive never tried their recipes! i better get on that! and thanks for the tips! maybe next time i bake cookies, they won’t fail as much now. oh man my pics have a long way to go look good but thanks for the compliment 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness those look so delicious and absolutely perfect! I like my soft and chewy, but I’m always trying to strike a balance for my hubby, who likes his crispy. Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad to have found your beautiful blog and can’t wait to check out more of your recipes! 🙂 – Georgia

    1. thanks georgia!! why are bakers always related to ppl who like crispy cookies? my mom LOVES crispy cookies, which i find, kinda gross LOL

  7. I’ve totally made vanilla pudding cookies before and they are seriously BOMB! love love love ’em!

    1. i know right?! i should’ve sandwiched some ice cream in between!

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