These have won several blue ribbons at the County Fair!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl cream the shortening with the white and brown sugars. Stir in the instant vanilla pudding mix. Lightly beat the eggs then add them to the creamed mixture. Mix well.

  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 113 mg sodium. 24.5 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. I get rave reviews for them no matter who I'm serving them to. The 'secret' ingredient of pudding adds something different and keeps them so moist and chewy. I've made these with chocolate pudding mix in place of vanilla and with white & chocolate chips. Any way you mix it up they're always fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2008
The dough for this was easy enough to put together. I did half butter, half margerine, added a half tsp. each of butter flavoring and vanilla flavoring. I also used instant TURTLE pudding. I haven't made the cookies yet, as the dough is chilling but I will tomorrow. As for the dough, it took me less than five minutes to assemble. UPDATE: Not impressed. These baked up flat and spread all over my pan. What a waste. You want a good pudding cookie recipe, use Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies from this site. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. I get rave reviews for them no matter who I'm serving them to. The 'secret' ingredient of pudding adds something different and keeps them so moist and chewy. I've made these with chocolate pudding mix in place of vanilla and with white & chocolate chips. Any way you mix it up they're always fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2008
The dough for this was easy enough to put together. I did half butter, half margerine, added a half tsp. each of butter flavoring and vanilla flavoring. I also used instant TURTLE pudding. I haven't made the cookies yet, as the dough is chilling but I will tomorrow. As for the dough, it took me less than five minutes to assemble. UPDATE: Not impressed. These baked up flat and spread all over my pan. What a waste. You want a good pudding cookie recipe, use Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies from this site. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2006
A week ago I took the top six Chocolate Chip Cookies from this website and made all of them. I took the cookies to work and my church social and asked people to tell me which cookies were their favorite. This recipe got about five percent of the vote. They were described as "too sweet" or "too hard". Not terrible but not a 5 star recipe IMO. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. I get rave reviews for them no matter who I'm serving them to. The 'secret' ingredient of pudding adds something different and keeps them so moist and chewy. I've made these with chocolate pudding mix in place of vanilla and with white & chocolate chips. Any way you mix it up they're always fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
These cookies turn out perfect every time! I make them a LOT! I think the key to perfection is making them big; I use my larger soup spoons and heap it on. The only other thing I changed is the shortening--I use 3/4 c butter flavored crisco and 1/4c of either butter or margarine. Thanks for a fabulous recipe--I never have to worry if they'll turn out good enough to take somewhere. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
Great recipe. Turns out a very attractive looking cookie not flat like a lot of choc chip recipes. I liked the flavor and it was a dense soft cookie. That is the kind I like. I used butter flavored crisco. My 2 year old had a lot of fun helping me make them and the dough was not at all sticky so she was able to mix it with her hands. This one is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
I used butter instead of shortening so that might affect my review... I made these with french vanilla pudding and the dough was beautiful. I don't eat cookie dough (due to the raw eggs) but I happened to taste this and LOVED it! It was the best dough I've ever tasted. The cookies were good (not cakey at all) but needed to cook longer than my cookies normally do. They are VERY rich. Although I do really like these I have another recipe (without pudding) that I prefer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
Well aren't these a yummy cookie. You don't have to change a thing although I did a little. i just cut back on the white sugar a little 1/4cup less and used sugar free vanilla pudding. I also used white whole wheat flour this made the batter a little dry so I added just a bit of milk for extra moisture. Delicious and alot easier than other chocolate chip cookie recipes. I like that they are crispy. Thank you you deserved your blue ribbons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
Awesome cookies! Got a lot of complements. Came out nice and soft! I took the advice of some other reviews and used 3/4 cup shortening and 1/4 cup butter. Also I only had 2 small (1.5oz) pudding boxes totaling 3oz pudding instead of 3.5oz. Will defiantly make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2003
This definitely beats out any other choc chip cookie recipe i've made! Flawless right to the end. Simple to make and dough handles nicely. I will make this a hundred times over (: Read More
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