Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are definitely the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.  Soft and chewy, and extra moist, they are perfect!  They taste and look like Soft Batch cookies (the chocolate chip cookie my husband and I compare all others to). The secret to this cookie’s yumminess?  Instant vanilla pudding!  This recipe is simple, and you only need one bowl, so it’s easy to clean up.  Super moist, soft and chewy, what more do you want from a cookie recipe?!  Make these, please…and let me know how much you love them!


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small package of Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix (3.4 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, combine the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

On medium speed, beat in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract.

On low speed, mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Be careful to mix only until combined (do not over mix!).

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Use a measuring tablespoon to scoop out the cookie dough onto the lined baking sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are just turning golden and the centers are just set.

Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, before cooling completely on cooling racks.


Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets.

{Not a fan of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies?  Looking for something different?  Check out my Thin & Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!}

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Comments (6)

  • Hey! Super cute space you have here and your cookies look incredible. Pudding mix does something magical to so many different recipes.

    lacasadesweets 13 years ago Reply

    Thanks so much, Jamie! Love your site!!!! 🙂

  • I love a cookie. And on a Friday? I’ll take 2!

    lacasadesweets 13 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Katrina. I agree!!! 🙂

  • Christy Gonzalez-Vazquez 13 years ago Reply

    I just made these cookies last night and let me tell you, as my sister is the baker and I am the tester, these cookies were easy to make and the result was an incredibly moist choc chip cookie! 🙂

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