Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everybody wants this recipe for chocolate chip cookies when I bring them anywhere to share. They are even award-winning. My daughter, Tegan, made them for a cookie baking contest and won a red ribbon! You can use any flavor pudding you like for this recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 dozen


  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 cups butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Sift together flour and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside.

  3. Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl. Beat in instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla.

  4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture until it's well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

  5. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  6. Bake in batches in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, switching racks halfway through.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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