Chocolate Chip Cookies

During “that time of the month”, I am insatiable – Chipotle, potato chips, and chocolates are all I can think about (and watching old, emotional, romantic anime series). I’m sure many of you can relate! So when I came across this recipe exactly three days ago, I begged my boyfriend to take me out to buy the supplies. This was a win-win for both of us: we both got cookies, and neither of us would have to deal with my moon cycle symptoms.

Recipe for “Perfectly Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies”, originally from Pennies on a Platter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar *
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco stick
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking soda
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour (I use 3 cups)
12 oz package semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips

* Next time, I will probably use about half the amount of brown sugar – the brown sugar was too much for me!

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, butter and Crisco. Mix with the paddle attachment until thoroughly combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add pudding mix; stir until incorporated.

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the baking soda and salt. Blend into the egg mixture.

Add additional flour 1/2 to 1 cup at a time until reaching desired consistency. I use a total of 3 cups flour.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop spoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet. (To achieve a more round, cleaner look, roll the balls of cookie dough in your hand instead of just dropping on the cookie sheet.) Bake exactly 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet on top of cooling racks for 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on the cooling racks.

Et voilà! I received so many compliments on these that I’ll definitely be making them again (though as I said, with less brown sugar next time!) I noticed that one of the commenters at Pennies on a Platter used coconut pudding instead of vanilla, which I might have to try next time.

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  1. Candice
    November 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Aw they look delicious ! Tomorrow I’m gonna make some pancakes, these days I love baking for the people I love. I’ll definitely try this recipe in the week.


  2. Lindsey
    November 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, they look so delicious! This is the last thing I need to be looking at right now lol. I have such a sweet tooth today and I promised myself to eat healthier haha.


  3. Nikki (Pennies on a Platter)
    November 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Glad you liked these! I hear you on the brown sugar, except that I LOVE it that way. :) Otherwise, good idea! Also can relate on “that time of the month” where you just want to eat whatever is the most unhealthy! I save those days for my ‘splurge’ days. :)


  4. sara
    November 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    these look so perfect, almost storebought!
    i’m sure they taste a million times better though, of course.
    i’m excited to try this recipe :) i love trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes! there are so many.


  5. Alyssa
    November 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Oh those look perfect! I hate making cookies because I find it so difficult to get the perfect balance of chewy and cakey. Yours look incredible!


  6. PinkBow
    November 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    yay! i just made cookies yesterday too! these look very delicious!


  7. gabriela
    November 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Mmm, awesome, I really love me some chocolate chip cookies! I’d found a pretty awesome recipe here but I’m willing to give this one a try!


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  9. Elusha Y
    September 25, 2011 at 7:39 am

    these cookies are amazing! awesome stumble!!