Prep 15m Cook 12m Additional 1h 13m Ready In 1h 40m
Servings 6 dozen Calories 177

Everybody wants this recipe when I take them in for a carry-in. To make them 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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 177
  • Carbohydrate 20.7 g
  • Cholesterol 23.9 mg
  • Fat 10.5 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2 g
  • Sodium 115.8 mg
  • Sugar 13.1 g


  1. This recipe is the best I have found. They are very simple to make although they take a little time they are well worth it! The things I have found helpful with this recipe is it is best to chill the dough when you arent using it. I use a mellon baller to get the - Read more ...
  2. AMAZING!!!! Who ever had problems with these cookies, I'm sorry but you did something wrong. I halved the recipe because at first was afraid because of some of the negative reviews. Don't let them stop you!!!!Like I said I did half the recipe and the only thing I did different was add 1 tsp. salt - Read more ...
  3. I followed this recipe exactly and loved it. I enjoy reading other people's reviews because you can find some really good advice on the recipes you're making. For instance, thank you to everyone who mentioned that the cookies are done after 12 minutes even though they may not look it - you're absolutely right! They - Read more ...
  4. Okay, Ya'll here's the REAL deal. I've made all of the TOP choc chip cookie recies on our wonderful site here and I'm here to tell you --THIS IS IT! I held off making this one because I thought the pudding would be gross but you can't even taste it. All it does it make - Read more ...
  5. I belong to a family of bakers and believe me when I say this is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever..I have replaced my Neiman Marcus recipe with this one. BUT (and this is important)it helps to bake these (and all cookies)the following way... on a baking stone (which I do so they don't - Read more ...
  6. This is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe that I have EVER found! I half'd it and it comes out perfectly fine. I always make the cookie dough and scoop/spoon out all the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and then I freeze them and store them in a large tupperware bin. - Read more ...
  7. do you have to cook the pudding first or do you just add the mix to the recipe? i just added the mix and the cookies came out very crumbly in texture. it didn't form quite well either. please help!
  8. I think these cookies are great: very chewy. You might like to try placing a pan with 1 inch of water in the oven while these bake (bottom rack). This technique works great with cakes too to make them moist and to prevent burning. I also melt the butter and double up on the vanilla - Read more ...
  9. What award did this recipe win exactly? The Stone Masons Union award for best alternative substance to brick? I guess the term 'Soft' that's used in the title is subjective and open to interpretation. Maybe the author/chef could put an astrics next to 'soft' and add some spiffy legal jargon at the bottom. Example: *The - Read more ...

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