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Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on June 22, 2015

The Story of These Cookies

Years ago when one of my nephews was graduating from high school, my daughter and I wanted to bake some cookies for his party. I made some Italian cookies and my daughter made these cookies. He practically ate them all himself so we named them Joey's Cookies. But for the sake of a better Hub title, I am calling them Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies.

There is an ingredient that I haven't seen in any other chocolate chip cookie recipe that I think makes these a little bit better. It's a box of vanilla instant pudding mix.

The recipe says to mix the butter and sugar with your electric mixer but I found that if you let the butter get really soft then you can just mix it with a large wire whisk. I made them one night in no time at all doing them this way.

One of my granddaughters graduated from high school this year and of course, grandma, me of course, had to make a tray of cookies and these were among them. I hope you enjoy them as much as the people at the party did.

One More Tip

I have discovered that after I made the batter instead of baking them, I put the batter in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before I put them on the cookie sheets. I did this out of necessity because I couldn't bake them right away and had to wait. I didn't want to leave them out so I refrigerated the batter and they came out even fluffier then usual.

This is the way I like cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies to be. I don't like them to be flattened out. I like to bite into a cookie that is soft but has substance to it.

Photos of Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ready to eat
Ready to eat | Source
Batter with chips and nuts
Batter with chips and nuts | Source
Mixed batter
Mixed batter | Source
Before baked
Before baked | Source
After baked
After baked | Source

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

About the Cookie Trays

The cookie recipes for the Italian White Cookies are in another one of my hubs and the recipe for Chocolate Pepper Cookies are in one of my hubs also.

Other Cookies for the Graduation Party

White Italian Cookies in School Colors
White Italian Cookies in School Colors | Source
Two trays wrapped up and ready to go.  One of them has the chocolate chip cookies and chocolate pepper cookies.
Two trays wrapped up and ready to go. One of them has the chocolate chip cookies and chocolate pepper cookies. | Source

This does not include refrigerator time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Yields 5 1/2 doz. cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups flour, unsifted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup butter, very soft
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 pkg, (12oz.) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, Optional


  1. Combine the really soft butter with the sugars and mix with a large wire whisk until it is all mixed together.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, vanilla eggs and pudding mix with a wooden spoon until it is all blended. Batter will be stiff.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and the chopped nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. Turn the oven on to 375 degrees.
  4. Drop by teaspoons about 2" apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Ovens vary with their heat. Let them cool on a cool tray before packing them up.

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