Wednesday, August 3, 2011

National Chocolate Chip Day

Well, apparently chocolate chips are so important they get two days per year. In trying to figure out which day is really chocolate chip day, I just gave up and decided - why not celebrate on both days?! May 15th and August 4th seem to be the two days in question. But, since tomorrow is the latter of the two, here is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for you to celebrate with. Enjoy chocolate chip day!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten in my life - and I've eaten a lot! My sister-in-law gave me this recipe years ago, and I have never gone back. Healthy it is not, but hello..... cookie.

With vanilla pudding in the dough it makes your cookies extremely soft (I HATE crispy cookies!!!) and has an extra wonderful vanilla flavor.


1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cup flour
1 pkg. chocolate chips (for this post I used half chocolate and half white chocolate)


In a large mixing bowl add butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and dry pudding. Beat with an electric mixer until extra creamy. Beat in eggs until light and fluffy.

Add baking soda and stir until thoroughly mixed in. Add flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 degrees, on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes. You will want to remove them from the oven when they are slightly under done. Remember - no crispy cookies here! Cool on a cooling rack.

**If you are a real choco-holic you may substitute chocolate pudding for the vanilla. I have done this before and it is pretty good, but I am not a huge chocolate fan so I prefer the vanilla.


  1. It seems like Weldon or my brother-in-law Mark ask for these at least weekly. And I have to admit, I think about them weekly. But the last time I actually made them was more than a year ago. That is a darn shame. I guess I have a good excuse to make them tomorrow then right?

  2. sounds like a good enough excuse for me! ;o) They really are the best chocolate chip cookies I have EVER had! It's all we ever make when we want that delicious cookie staple. Thanks for sharing it with me!!!! As a matter of fact, everyone thanks you - lol