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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 1⁄4cups flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 3⁄4cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2cup shortening
  • 1⁄4cup sugar
  • 1(4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8teaspoon almond extract
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 2cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl beat brown sugar, sugar, butter, shortening, pudding mix, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Beat in the flour mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded teasponful and bake 10-12 minutes.


  • J. Michael Long

    Wonderfully soft cookies! In fact, they were so soft coming out of the oven, I was paranoid that the first batch was under cooked. But once they cooled alittle they were still soft and very delicious. One variation I did, I used instant chocolate pudding mix and put a chocolate mini-kiss ontop of each cookie before putting in the oven. it made a real chocolate overload!

  • L DJ

    This goes over the 5 star rating! One recipe gives height to the imagination. I made these and added chopped maraschino cherries and another batch with butterscotch pudding, omitted the almond extract and added coconut flavoring then followed the recipe as posted. What a recipe you gave to us all, Thanks.

  • hollie_ann

    Woman!!! You have made one demanding cookie….I made two batches and my husband raved so much that he said it was best i made two! So fluffy, light and YUMMY, no other cookie like it. Thanks so much for sharing this one special recipe Songbrd

  • karenway

    These cookies are soooo yummy & soft. I made them with chocolate pudding & peanut butter chips. I also used all margerine & left out the shortening because I had none on hand. They still turned out good & even passed the husband test. Will definately make these again!

  • Sharlene~W

    These were excellent! I left out the almond extract and used all butter instead of half shortening and half butter. Could be made with a variety of flavors of pudding and chips. Imagine chocolate pudding and peanut butter chips or butterscotch pudding and chips. I will be making these often and try every possibility!

  • Tilynna Wilson

    Oh MY!! These cookies were SOOO good! I am sticking with this recipe FOREVER! I had the worst time trying to make chocolate chip cookies. Everytime they would come out so thin that my brother said he could look right through them and see me! I found this recipe and thought that I would give it a try. I used french vanilla pudding and I didn’t have any Crisco so I just used all butter and I was so upset because I thought they would come out thin. I just added a little more flour and about a 1/4 tsp. baking powder. They were great! Thanks alot!

  • Swbuda

    This has got to be the ,”best”, ‘chocolate chip cookie recipe’,we’ve ever found!!! I don’t even like this kind of cookie but my kids do (I’m not fond of the chocolate chips)..But I’m a convert. I even mixed in walnuts; and or pecans for the holidays….Wonderful! 🙂

  • Kim1

    Was looking for something different and found this recipe. I used french Vanilla pudding and no almond extract. They turned out wonderful .

  • Sharon123

    Oh my gosh! These were so good! My husband loves soft cookies and he and his two friends raved about these. I used chocolate pudding and thought the batter might be too dry, but they turned out excellent! Thanks.

  • ChipotleChick

    YUM! I these are so good! I used 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips. Everything else I did per the directions. Great recipe! Thanks!