The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

     On my list of favorite things to eat, ever…. stands the good ole fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Who can resist these hot, buttery, gooey, chocolatey little dollops of goodness?! The only thing is…many of us don’t know how to make them just so! In fact, it took me years to figure out exactly what to do to make them crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, dense, buttery and fluffy! Some of my failed attempts had my cookies flat..burnt..too gooey…not buttery enough..and the list goes on. Learn from my mistakes and begin your cookie making journey with a winning recipe you will make over and over again!!!! 

Beat together 1 cup butter (2 refrigerated sticks put in the microwave for 20 seconds) , 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 box of vanilla instant pudding dry mix
Beat these ingredients well with a hand held mixer
Add 2 eggs (I was doubling this recipe that is why you see more than 2 eggs)
In a separate bowl combine 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt. By combining these dry ingredients, it will help distribute them evenly in the cookie dough. Add them to the wet ingredients. Then add 12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips. You may also add nuts if you desire!
After the dough is made, place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour…this is an important step! Then, scoop in heaping Tbsps onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake in a 375 oven for 10-12 mins or until golden.
After the cookies are taken out of the oven, keep them on the cookie sheet for about 2 mins..they will continue to cook and will keep their shape better this way. 
This guy is ready to be “spatulaed” onto a wire cooling rack. Now, grab yourself some milk and you are ready taste “The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie”! Mmmmmmmm….  
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Serves: 8
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  • 2½ c all-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt..set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugars, vanilla, and pudding mix. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs.
  5. Add flour mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  8. Place heaping Tbsps of batter onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake until golden appx 10-12 mins.
  9. Take out of oven and let sit 2 mins on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack.




  1. Hi comfiest friend!! Your cookies look delish! Your recipe is very similar to “THE RECIPE” all the guys rave about in the fire department. The must be awesome!! Thank you for your kind words…as always! We have our meeting with the surgeon tomorrow…so we will see how that goes!

    Love to YOU!


  2. We make choc chip cookies a couple of times a month at our house. Will give these a try! Love the dough the best:)

  3. Yummy yummy! This is pretty much the same recipe I use! I have found that cheesecake pudding tastes extra yummy in this recipe 🙂 Sometimes I use vanilla, sometimes cheesecake flavor. Love them both – great recipe! Everyone always asks for it!!

  4. Question…. what size package of pudding do you use for this?

  5. Made them last night, Amazing! though, I got much more than 18 cookies out of the batch! Didn’t make them small or anything, but was happy to get about 3 or 4 dozen.

  6. I’m always a sucker for cookie recipes! When I see one that I like or intrigues me I always seal myself in the kitchen and one hour after I have the cookies! Thank you for the recipe and now I am waiting on them to cool of!

  7. This looks chewy. Love chewy cookies and with so much chocolate chips on the inside. My office-mates wil surely love this when I bring some on our supervisor’s birthday.

  8. WOW!wow! Wow! This is one mouth watering recipe. I will surely make this with my kids.

  9. I made these tonight for my daughters pizza playdate. The kids liked them but the mom and I really enjoyed them. They are sweet but they appear finished just like your pictures. I was to steal raw dough and make 20 cookies.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  10. I just had to shout out this recipe!!! Here is the post:

  11. Oh my… made these cookies this afternoon, and they are the BEST! Thank you for sharing the recipe. My family thanks you, as well. 🙂

  12. Too die for. I’m not a baker at all. But thanks to your step by step, they were so easy to make. And they are delish!!!!! I made them for our company coming over tom. And I can’t wait for them to try one. I’ll give you the credit. Thank you so much. I love making your recipes.

  13. I searched high and low for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. These are perfect just like the name says! Everytime I make these someone asks for the recipe and I direct them to your blog. They never stick around long either.

  14. I just found this site today and am so surprised to see this cookie recipe! My family has baked these for years. I always make a double batch so I can use my 1″ scoop to make dozens and dozens of dough balls which I put in a single layer on cookie sheets and place in the freezer. Once frozen, the dough balls can be stored in gallon freezer bags and taken out and baked. When my kids were growing up and would have friends over I could easily have fresh cookies made in 15 minutes or bake a dozen or two in the morning while getting ready for work bless my husbands office. This is a wonderful recipe!

  15. Marie Hudak says:

    These sound so delicious and I can’t wait to make them. I have a question though. Would they still be good if I refridgerated them longer than an hour?

  16. Excited to try this recipe! I’m curious though.. What does refrigerating the dough do to the cookies? I’ve never th0ught of cooling the dough before baking.

  17. Hello!
    I just made these cookies tonight with my daughter and they turned out amazing! My chocolate chip cookies usually always turn out flat every.time.I.make.them! These did not! They were absolutely delicious! You answered my question in the previous comment – that the refrigeration of the dough makes a dense cookie. Makes sense because I have never had a recipe call for refrigeration. The added vanilla pudding makes them yummy as well. Love your blog and I am always visiting it to make delicious and healthy meals for my family.

    Thank you and God Bless!



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