Monday, July 4, 2016

the {best} chocolate chip cookies



Happy 4th of July!

So thankful for time with wonderful family and friends. And nothing is better than a Monday holiday, right?!

I've posted these before, but they are my number one fall back when I am bringing food to gatherings. They are also the number one thing I make for family and friends. If you need that "one" chocolate chip cookie and still haven't found it… you must try this one!

*these cookies are of the sweet, very vanilla-y, soft and chewy variety!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

You will need:
 2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda

2 sticks real, salted butter softened (NOT melted)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla extract (not imitation) (optional - sub 1 tsp almond extract for a delicious mix up!)
1 box instant vanilla pudding (not prepared)
2 eggs
1/2 bag (or however many you like!) semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour and 1 tsp baking soda in a separate bowl.

In mixer, cream together 2 sticks of real butter (soft but not melted) with 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup sugar. Add 2 eggs, one at a time. When this is all combined, add a box of instant vanilla pudding powder (make sure it's instant, not the kind you boil) and mix well. Add vanilla and almond flavoring. The recipe calls for 1 tsp of vanilla, but I typically do 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of almond.
Then, slowly add in your flour/baking soda mix until it's all combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Know your oven! I only bake until the top starts to get golden and then I take it out and let the cookies bake on the pan for a couple minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

ENJOY!

PS- For good measure, here is a link to a 10 minute workout that I love to do when I am in a hurry. It will get your legs burning and your heart rate up! And then have a cookie. Life is about balance! :)



26 comments:

  1. Hahaha I love how you added the 10 minute workout! That's awesome. And I am supper intrigued by this recipe. Pudding mix?!!? Sounds like a great idea!

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    1. Yes!! It adds so much flavor and makes them incredibly soft. You will love it !!

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  2. Yumm! I was going to comment to tell you about adding pudding mix!! My husband calls it my secret ingredient hahaha I like adding vanilla AND almond extract

    I made these for 4th of July http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars-recipe/ ... and basically topped it with your cookie recipe instead of the one provided :) because "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars" is too long to say, my family calls these A (Allison) wads

    I made your cashew/date balls last week for my brother and he loved them! Next time I might add mini chocolate chips, because I can't get enough chocolate haha

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    1. Oh my!! So you have a similar recipe that you use with pudding mix? That's so funny! I'll have to try that recipe - looks amazing. A-wad- ha! I love it.
      Those date balls are so good! I need to make them again!

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  3. I am all about chewy cookies. My husband would love these as well!

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  4. Sounds like a great chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe anybody would enjoy.

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    1. Yes!! Love making them for people. Delicious and easy :)

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  5. Yes!!! I absolutely love chewy chocolate chip cookies! Probably one of my favorite sweet treats. Definitely going to have to try these! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    1. These are the ultimate for chewy! You will love them :) xoxo

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  6. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! I'm always looking for new recipes!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. I can't wait for you to try these! I am the same way- always love experimenting with new ones but I never let this one go! It's that good!

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  7. YUM I love when cookies are chewy and loaded with vanilla. I am saving this recipe for sure!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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    1. Meg- you will love these then!! They are so tasty!

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    1. I love them! Best to give them away or you will possibly eat the whole pan. Oops! :)

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  9. And now I'm craving chocolate chip cookies! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Me too!! Every night. They are the best!

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  10. Yum, this recipe looks wonderful! Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite. Thank you for sharing this delish recipe.

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    1. Of course! thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy :)

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  11. Gina, I think you need to add a button on your blog that says "Buy It Now" so I can click it and your goodies show up at my door :) These look so good. I think I am going to have to make them with my kids today!

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    1. Ha! I wish that were an option! I probably could send them to you, they wouldn't have to travel long! ;)

      Let me know how it goes!

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  12. Yum! these look really delicious! I've never tried the pudding kind of cookies but I'll have to give these a go. I pretty much love all cookies, really-haha ;)

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    1. I know, you can't go wrong right?! They are all delicious in their own way. I LOVED that recipe I got from you! These are just another delicious alternative :)

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  13. My stomach is rumbling!! These look so delish!

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  14. Yumm! I was going to comment to tell you about adding pudding mix!! My husband calls it my secret ingredient hahaha I like adding vanilla AND almond extract

    goldenslot

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