Best ever chocolate chip cookies are so light and moist. School is starting today for my grandson and so I know when he gets home, he is going to want a snack. All that learning just makes one so hungry.  I do not know where the summer went. My kids have all graduated, but now that my grand kids are going back to school, it reminds me that fall is just around the corner.

When I was growing up, it seemed to me that the chocolate chip cookies would stay soft. But now days, they just don’t seem to stay soft as long. I can use the same recipe as I use to, but after about two days, they just aren’t as soft.

We had a cookie jar that was the shape of an apple. I guess that it must have broke, because I have no idea where in the world that cookie jar went. I have one that looks like a bear that I made in ceramics, but I also have a Tupperware cookie jar that we use. Maybe it is just plain worn out. Or do you think that the glass ones keep cookies softer?

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Ingredients Do I Need For Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Chocolate chips
  • Optional: nuts of your choice

 

How Do I Make Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • In a larger mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, and the vanilla together.
  • Add the eggs and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the dry pudding mix, salt, soda, and flour, and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Stir in nuts, (if desired).
  • Make the cookie dough into 2″ balls and bake on a cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Be careful that you do not over bake them.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

 

I just guess that I will have to experiment and see. I will have to make another batch of these cookies, and put some in my bear cookie jar and some in the Tupperware cookie jar and see which ones stay softest the longest. The only problem is that they usually do not last that long at my house!

I’m amazed at all of the different kinds of chocolate chip cookies, even on my blog. What kind of chocolate chip cookies do you make? Do you stick with the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag?  Do you buy the pre-made cookie dough at the grocery store?  Or do you experiment with different ingredients?  Do you like trying different recipes?

Why Do Chocolate Chips Not Melt in Cookies?

  • Part of the reason that chocolate chips retain their shape when melted is that they are partially insulated from the heat of the oven by the cookie dough.
  • Because you really do not want your chocolate chips to melt so much that they lose their shape in cookies, chocolate chips contain less cocoa butter than a high-quality chocolate bar that is meant for eating. This helps them retain their shape.

 

Is There a Best Chocolate Chip to Use in Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • My best advice is to experiment for yourself.
  • The best chocolate chip for you is the one that you like the best.
  • Nobody else can choose what is the best for you.

 

Sometimes I find myself using the same recipe over and over, but then suddenly I want to try something new. I love to see the smiles that my cookies put on peoples faces. I love how food brings family and friends together to enjoy the good times and even the bad times, and build memories.  

Cookies are so easy to make and share that it seems we all have some good memories of times shared  and cookies shared. I hope that you enjoy this Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, and that you will share it because we all know good food is meant to be shared.

It makes me wonder what would we ever do without chocolate chip cookies. I went to visit my neighbor yesterday and she had some delicious chocolate chip cookies and she even shared with me. She said that she had over baked them and if they didn’t get eaten soon, that they would not be edible. That is how my husband likes them. Nice and crisp for dunking in your milk.

So if you are a dunker, then you just might like baking these cookies a little longer. I like mine, nice and soft. But however you like your chocolate chip cookies? Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks For Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • I used Jello pudding.
  • If you want to add nuts, add them in at the same time that you add the chocolate chips.
  • When making cookies, make sure that you do not mix them too much after adding the flour, as this will make your cookies more dry. Do the most mixing when you add the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  • Make someone’s day by sharing! 😉

More Chocolate Chip Cookies For You:

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Yield: 36 cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie

Best ever chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy. I like to load them with choclate chips, making them the best cookies ever!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding (3.9 ounces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
  • optional: nuts of your choice

Instructions

  1. In a larger mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, and the vanilla together.
  2. Add the eggs and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the dry pudding mix, salt, soda, and flour, and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Stir in nuts, (if desired).
  6. Make the cookie dough into 2" balls and bake on a cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Be careful that you do not over bake them.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 112 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 24mg Sodium 102mg Carbohydrates 13g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 6g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

 

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