It seems like everyone is constantly on the search for a favorite or the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. But what makes a chocolate chip cookie recipe "the best"? Everyone has different tastes. Some prefer their cookies to be thin and crispy, others like chewy chocolate chip cookies (here's my favorite recipe for chewy cookies), and others still like super thick and soft chocolate chip cookies.
I think there's a time and place for all chocolate chip cookies and I don't discriminate, I love them all, and I REALLY love these! The addition of a package of instant pudding mix to the dough causes these cookies to rise into little soft pillows of goodness.
I used cheesecake flavor, but you can use plain vanilla or, really, any flavor you like.
As with most chocolate chip cookie recipes, the dough does require some chill time to prevent them from spreading too much while they bake. While most recipes claim that an hour in the refrigerator is all you need, I like to chill my cookie doughs overnight to really get them good and cold. Since chocolate chip cookie dough comes together so quickly, I'll mix up the dough before bed and then bake them off some time the next day.
This recipe yields perfect, small snack size cookies and it'll make lots - I ended up with just short of 6 dozen - for all of those cookie monsters living in your house, both young and old. Enjoy!Print
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