These cookies change flavors if you change the flavor of the pudding and or the flavor of the chips. They are very cake-like in texture.
I have so much fun with this recipe we have renamed it “Surprise Cookies”. The possiblilities are as limited as your pudding, chips, and imagination. Variations I have tried are choc. pudding + choc chips, choc pudding + peanut butter chips, lemon pudding + chocolate chips, vanilla pudding + raspberry chips, butterscotch pudding + butterscotch chips (our favorite). Just try whatever crosses your mind! As far as spreading out, I increased the flour to just a little more than 2 1/2 cups. Also, use stick margarine and NOT the soft spread type as they have way too much oil and water.
These are easy cookies that never seem to last long. People love them. I use chocolate fudge pudding with peanut buter chips…yum!
These are excellent chocolate chip cookies! They are very similar to award winning choc. chip cookies (also from this site). I didn’t have butterscotch pudding, so I just used vanilla pudding. The pudding makes them so soft! Next time I’m going to experiment with the different kinds of pudding. I highly recommend these cookies!
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant french vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine flour and baking soda and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and pudding mix. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Add flour mixture until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Roll into 1″ balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.