Pudding Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 sticks (or 3/4 cup) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1, 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour (plus 1 1/2 tablespoons for high altitude)
*Only for high altitude: 1/2 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer (or you can use a hand mixer) cream together butter and sugars. Add in the instant pudding mix and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. At this point if you live at a high altitude also add the 1/2 tablespoon of water and mix. Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir in well by hand. Using a small cookie scoop or 2 teaspoons drop dough onto greased cookie sheets (makes about 4 dozen small cookies). Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool.
See the soft, moist center - YUM!