“the” chocolate chip cookies

Choc chip cookies

These cookies are damn awesome. My roommate said they are like “scone cookies”… really soft and pillowy. The recipe has the odd ingredient of a pack of instant vanilla pudding mix. It made about a billion cookies (3 dozen).

The NYT/David Leite/Jacque Torres chocolate chip cookie recipe still remains my favorite, but that one requires 2 different types of flour, 24 hour refrigeration prior to baking, fancy chocolate feves – not something you wanna make on a whim. This simple one takes a lot less work, time, and the ingredients are simple and easy.

choc chip cookies

From A New Bloom

Chocolate Chip Cookies (made about 3 dozen for me)
Ingredients

  1. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  4. 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup sugar
  6. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 12 ounces semisweet (or special dark) chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (ingredients 1 through 3) and set aside
  3. In a stand alone mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamy
  4. Add eggs
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing and scraping the sides as you go
  6. Add in the vanilla extract
  7. Manually mix in chocolate chips and scoop batter onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes
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