Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week, my toddler & his cousin got into a pan of freshly baked Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Read the story HERE.

Now, for the recipe! This recipe is amazing & always a favorite!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened (not melted!)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugars & puddings. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition. Add vanilla; mix. Add dry ingredients gradually, mix thoroughly. Add chocolate chips & nuts, mix. Dough should be stiff. Drop by teaspoon full onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

*If you really want a nice dose of chocolate, use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla - oh, yeah!!!