• 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pkg. (3-1/2 oz.) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg. (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional


Combine flour and baking soda; set aside. Combine butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix in large mixer bowl; beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs; gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts(batter will be stiff). Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, about 2-in. apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 9-1/2 minutes or until browned.

Yield: 4-1/2 dozen cookies. 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: The Best of Country Cooking
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies