chocookie4I had the pleasure of spending the past Christmas holidays with my brother and his family in South Dakota.  My sister-in-law was on a baking spree and baked several types of cookies, but this was my favorite.  All my life I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that is delicious, chocolatey and stays soft.  I ate these everyday for about a week and they never got hard!  This was it!!  I asked her…no I commanded her to give me this recipe because I realized that my search had finally come to an end.

I was recently asked to bake some cookies by my super busy sister.  She needed at least 2 types, so I decided to bake these chocolate chip cookies and also a shortbread cookie.  I pulled out my recipe and got straight to work.  Needless to say I ate about half a dozen of these before I finished baking the entire batch.  Guess my dinner tonight will be cookies and milk!

Terri’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 package vanilla pudding mix

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

12 0z chocolate chips

Mix flour with baking  powder.  Combine butter, sugars, pudding and vanilla.  Beat until smooth and creamy.  Beat in eggs gradually.  Add flour  and  mix well  then add chocolate chips.  Drop teaspoonful  on to greased cookie sheet,  Bake 375  8-10 minutes.  Enjoy!chocookie3