Super soft and chewy chocolate pudding cookies with chocolate chips – for the true chocolate lovers!
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 small instant chocolate pudding mix – dry, not prepared (one 3.9 ounce box, it must be INSTANT – not cook and serve, etc)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and mix well.
In another bowl whisk together flour, chocolate pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until incorporated. Sit in chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350. Very lightly grease a baking sheet. (I lightly mist it with cooking spray, then wipe it off with a paper towel) Roll about 4 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball. Break the ball apart into halves. Roll each half into a ball. Place one ball on the cookie sheet, then stack the second ball on top of the first. Use the palm of your hand to gently flatten the stacked cookie dough balls slightly. Repeat with remaining dough. (These cookies are large so be sure to place the cookie dough balls at least 3-4 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10-13 minutes until cookies are set but still slightly underdone. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. Store in airtight container at room temperature.