February 02, 2007

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's been a while since I've done a cookie recipe, but with my son due to arrive for his first visit in over a year in three hours I don't have time to type in the one I've been meaning to post. Altho this one came from the wee wifey's Blue Ribbon Recipe list, to my knowledge it has only won a red ribbon (second place). Good enough for me.

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla (or other) pudding mix
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. 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 and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. If your rounded spoonfuls are per the ANSI standard, you will get 72 cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

Chocolate or butterscotch pudding would bake tasty variants. After all, butterscotch and gooey go well together. If everybody in your crowd likes pishtosh, you could substitute pistachio for both the pudding and walnuts.

Posted by triticale at February 2, 2007 08:40 PM | TrackBack
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