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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

Directions

  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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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachy, lol Yes, they are but us adults love them too. Thanks again for visiting and the great comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i bet these choc chip cookies are for grabs for the kids

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Dr. John, Thanks for the encouraging comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Jackie. It's so nice to have you visit and read your comments.

      Blessing to you.

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      Dr. John Anderson 2 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

      WOW They look fabulous. Must try your great recipes!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum! What I love and will copy this right now to fix this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing!! ^+

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi DzyMsLizzy, LOL I love that name. Certain chocolate chip recipes I tried do that to me too. Maybe putting the dough in the fridge will help all the recipes. I appreciate your votes.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Victoria. Thank you so much for your comments. I hope you like them as much as we do. I would also like to see your recipe for chocolate chip cookies. My hobby from a long time ago is collecting recipes and I actually do try them. I love different recipes.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Kristen, Thanks again for visiting and voting and your great comments. All is appreciated. I enjoy hearing from you.

      Blessings to you.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, what a great idea about sticking them in the fridge! I'll have to try that, and this recipe!

      I've had such trouble the last few years with my chocolate chippers coming out flat and crunchy instead of soft and chewy.

      Voted up, interesting, useful and pinned.

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Vanilla pudding! And putting in the fridge? I'm willing to try. I used to make some amazing chocolate chip cookies for the family when I was a kid, but these could be move amazing. Pinning to try!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Rachel, this looks delicious and making me hungry. I love chocolate chip cookies. I would love to try making them someday. Voted up for real useful!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, Thank you for your great comments. I always enjoy hearing from you.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I always like chocolate chip cookies. Your version sounds especially yummy! I prefer fluffy cookies, too, so I'm sure that I would enjoy your recipe.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you poetryman. I always love your comments.

      Blessings for you. Thanks for the vote.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      It's dinner time and I need my cookie fix. You always make beautiful food.

      Voted up.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks halfpintohoney, I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Thelma, thanks for visiting and your great comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks again Pat, You always come through for me. I appreciate your visits.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Practical Mommy, I guess I made these cookies for all the graduations. Thanks for visiting my hubs and the great comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Amanda Bennett 2 years ago from Nova Scotia

      Well, those look delicious :) Must try this recipe!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love these chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yes I will thank you. Mouthwatering!!! Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing!!! Angels are on the way!!!

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      Marissa 2 years ago from United States

      I can vouch for these chocolate chip cookies...they ARE awesome! I had some at the graduation party, along with my favorite Italian cookies, and probably too many!