The Freshman Cook: Crazy Cooking Challenge~Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This is my first time participating in the Crazy Cooking Challenge. For the challenge I was to pick a fellow blogger who had posted a recipe for “something special”, and make the recipe. Every month, the “something special” changes. Well, I am so lucky because this month the “something special” is chocolate chip cookies. One of my all time favorites. I went searching for the perfect blog and the perfect recipe, and I found it at
Kirbie’s Cravings.
Kirbie and her future husband eat, and then share their experience, in their blog about the San Diego area. Their blog is gorgeous, the photography is spectacular, and if all the recipes are as good as the Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, well, lets just say, plan on spending some time when you go browsing on their site.  This recipe had a great texture, smelled heavenly, and delivered on its name.

Here’s the recipe! I know you are going to love it!  

 Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups butter, softened

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups milk chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  3. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Blend in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in the milk chocolate chips, trying to spread evenly through cookie dough.
  6. Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 inch in diameter.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

In the original recipe, Kirbie used semi sweet chips, and another time, she used swirl chips. I wanted to use  the swirls, but I could not find them anywhere. Thank you Kirbie, for a great, fun recipe!

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