It only seemed fitting that my 100th post be about my all-time favorite food and blog namesake, the cookie. I was in the mood tonight for some fresh baked cookies and decided to finally try the much discussed and duplicated Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from Joelen on the What's Cooking board. I used french vanilla pudding mix and added milk chocolate chips, M&Ms and pecan chips. And now, a confession. I had half a large bag of Christmas M&Ms that I wanted to use up but I didn't want to feature holiday-looking cookies in this post. So I picked out all the red M&Ms and used only the green - it's almost St. Patrick's Day after all ;) These cookies are nice and soft and the pudding mix adds a nice vanilla hint to the cookie. So here's to my 100th post - have a cookie!
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips, M&Ms and pecans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.