Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'
I have made these a gazillon times and sent to my kids daycare. Always a hit.
Top Review by 6 pack mama
This is similar to the recpie I use except: 1. Mine calls for french vanilla pudding- which is SO GOOD! 2. To sift the flour with baking soda before adding it. 3. Add it until just blended -do not over mix. 4. Bake temp of mine is 350, not 375. Sifting the flour, not over beating and lowering the bake temp will result in cookies that are softer -not cakey- and stay soft when stored in an airtight container. Actually I bake mine at 335 (true temp on oven termometer) because I feel even 350 is too high. I also usually press them down lightly before baking so they don't brown on top (which when using this much butter can happen). 9 min cook time works for me in my liquid propane oven at 335. Ever since I found this recipe I am banished from making any other. My husbands coworkers say these are the best doggone cookies they ever had. Ps, nuke these for 8-9 seconds per cookie and they taste like they are fresh out of the oven even several days old (IF they last that long)!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions See How It's Made
- Put butter in a large mixing bowl.
- Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until creamy.
- Gradually add brown sugar, sugar, and pudding mix; beat well to combine.
- Add eggs, and vanilla; mix well to combine.
- In another bowl, add the flour, and baking soda.
- Gradually add to the batter and mix well.
- Add in chocolate morsels and pecans; stir to combine.
- Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool on baking sheet 3 minutes.
- Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.
- Freezes well in air-tight container up to 8 months.