Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter - softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar (I've been using dark but not demorrehra)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 small package of instant vanilla (or any flavour) pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour and baking soda and set aside.

In a large bowl cream together butter, brown and white sugar. Beat in instant pudding mix until mixed. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts with wooden spoon or spatula.

Drop cookies by 1/4 cup measure (for big cookies or spoon for smaller cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheet. I line mine with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-15 minutes depending cookie size. Leave on sheet to cool for two minutes before removing (or they will fall apart).

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