Stay Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 227 grams) unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (160 grams) brown sugar , light or dark, tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (270 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, or by hand with a rubber spatula, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until well-blended. Beat in the instant pudding mix, followed by the eggs and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat until mixture is mostly even.
  3. Sprinkle the flour and baking soda over the dough, then mix just until they are incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden. Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Cookies will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for at least 3-4 days.
  6. Notes
  7. These cookies freeze extremely well as dough balls for future baking. Just shape into balls, place on a baking sheet with a little space in between them, and pop into the freezer for about 30 minutes. That will flash freeze the dough balls, after which you can pile them together in a freezer-safe bag or container without them sticking together. Bake straight from the freezer as needed. Just add 1-2 minutes to the baking time!
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Stay Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
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