Saturday, January 22, 2011

Special Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking cookies in January is much more fun than baking them in December.  There's no pressure. 
Just a Saturday with nothing to do but the usual laundry, cleaning and then baking cookies because you feel like it.

 I'll let you in on a little secret about me.  I like doing laundry - really. 
Turning those piles of dirty clothes on the floor into clean, nicely folded stacks is relaxing for me. 
Weird I know.

Anyway, I felt the urge to bake something.  Usually when I bake chocolate chip cookies I use my whole wheat recipe, but today I decided to do something different and I really liked how they turned out.  Thick, chewy and full of chocolate.  Yum!

Special Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from V and Company

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt (I only used 1/2 tsp)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 small package of instant vanilla pudding (3.4oz size)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 pkg. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
Place your butter, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, vanilla pudding, vanilla extract and eggs into a large bowl and mix until creamy.  Gradually add the flour and mix until combined.  Add chocolate chips.
I use my small Pampered Chef scoop to place the dough onto my silpat-lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Or burn your mouth eating one or two right away, which I may or may not have done :)  Enjoy!




  1. Whaaaa? Like doing laundry? Feel free to come to my house anytime!!!
    I love the addition of the pudding in the cookies! yum

  2. I'm with Leslie! I've got some stinky baseball uniforms that need to be washed and folded. :)

  3. I love what instant vanilla pudding does for my cupcakes but have never tried it in cookies. Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Those look like chocolate chip cookies I would love!

  5. ummmmm, I like doing laudry too! And I AGREE! I love baking cookies in January...just because. I put instant vanilla pudding mix in my chocolate oatmeal cookies too.......keep cozy over there.

  6. You like doing laundry AND making cookies? I really wish we were neighbors. :) I've heard about using pudding mix for chocolate chip cookies, but never tried it. THey look perfect.

    Wanted to say thanks for stopping by the blog and offering support to my sister and her family. It's deeply appreciated.

  7. oh my gosh...I'm drooling. I am so curious how that tasted with the pudding. May have to bust out the mixer today. Thanks for partying with WhipperBerry this weekend.


  8. I love that secret ingredient!

    Pretty please link up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"


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