Making chocolate chip cookies scares me. I hate it when they turn out poofy or flat or ugly!! What a girl needs is a reliable chocolate chip recipe. Yesterday as I was leaving work, a co-worker said,”And bake some cookies if you have time!!” I can’t resist a challenge, and she had mentioned before that she likes homemade chocolate chip cookies. As someone who loves to cook and bake, I have a little mental file on the food preferences of everyone I know. Can you believe my father-in-law dislikes peanut butter? He’s not allergic. He just dislikes it!
Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies (via Two Peas & Their Pod)
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 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
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium 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. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Isn’t the vanilla pudding a cool secret ingredient? It seriously made them turn out perfecto!
I just like to put filters on pictures when I have a particularly dark or shadowy picture (which is all the time in this apartment!!). I’m like so tricky, right?
Kevin eating his balanced diet – a cookie in each hand!
I have 1 hour and 14 minutes until gym time. I’m going to relax!! I have to rest up for race day tomorrow so I’m going to take it super easy.
What do you do on Friday nights? Just curious what cool people do these days. Friday night is usually like my most tired night so I’m super lame. For us, it’s usually very similar to week nights with gym time, making dinner, blogging, and Kevin doing homework. I will say Friday is hands down the least busy night at our gym!