Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I’d love to introduce to you a very dear friend of mine and a brand new contributor here at Time-Warp Wife! Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen will be blessing us once a month with one of her amazing recipes!

cookie1For my first guest post on Time Warp Wife, I felt it would be very relevant to share a recipe I made for Darlene. Yes, these very cookies were sent from my Ohio kitchen and arrived (totally crumbled) on her doorstep in Canada. They were sent as a personal “Thank you” for helping me begin my blogging journey on “Comfy in the Kitchen”. You see, not only is Darlene an encouragement to women publicly, she also gives so much of herself “behind the scenes”. I can’t tell you what a big help she has been to me over the years.

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Her servant’s heart and open testimony drew me in and made me her forever friend.

Now on to the recipe….

On my list of favorite things to eat, ever…. sits the good ole fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Who can resist these hot, buttery, gooey, chocolatey little dollops of goodness?! The only thing is… many of us don’t know how to make them just so! In fact, it took me years to figure out exactly what to do to make them crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, dense, buttery and fluffy! Some of my failed attempts had my cookies flat..burnt..too gooey…not buttery enough..and the list goes on. Learn from my mistakes and begin your cookie making journey with a winning recipe you will make over and over again!!!! This is a winner.

Mix together 1 cup butter (2 refrigerated sticks put in the microwave for 20 seconds) , 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 small box of vanilla instant pudding dry mix.

Mix ingredients well with a hand held mixer.

Add 2 eggs and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt. By combining these dry ingredients, it will help distribute them evenly within the cookie dough. Add them to the wet ingredients, mix well. Then, add 12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips. You may also add nuts if you desire.

After the dough is made, place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour…this is an important step! Then, scoop in heaping Tbsps onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated 375 oven for 10-12 mins, or until golden.

After the cookies are taken out of the oven, keep them on the cookie sheet for about 2 mins..they will continue to cook and will keep their shape better this way.

Carefully use a spatula to transport cookies onto a wire rack to cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, pour yourself a cold glass of milk and enjoy warm chocolate chip cookie bliss!

 Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter (softened)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

12 oz semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375

Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix. Add eggs, mix well. Add flour mixture , mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Place heaping Tbsp of batter onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake until golden (10-12 mins). Take out of oven and let sit for 2 mins before transporting to a wire rack. Enjoy!

Janelle Nehrenz
Comfy In The Kitchen

 

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Written by Janelle Nehrenz

Janelle Nehrenz is a Christian wife and mom of 3 young children. She has a meal ministry, co-leads a Summer bible study, and happily stays busy volunteering at church and her children’s school. She is also in the process of attaining her Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and she shares all about it on her blog Comfy in the Kitchen. You can also find her on Take Them a Meal and Women Living Well.

8 Comments

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    Misty says:

    Hi, I am a big fan of Janelle’s and followed her over and I saw you on the WLW conference webcasts and you were a precious spirit Darlene. I am looking forward to looking through your blog. :) Both of you are just beautiful. These cookies are a staple in my home. My daughter and I make them all the time and mostly use them as a ministry opportunity. Just this past Christmas, we delivered some to the staff at the 3 schools my kids attend. The secretary at the JR High went out of her way to find me and call to thank me, mentioning how good they were.

    Before this recipe, I could never make a cookie. :)

    They are a must try.

    Blessings to you both!!

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    Oh how I adore a puffy choc chip cookie…especially one with pudding in it! What a great privilege for you Janelle! So tickled to say I’ve talked with both of you gals…live at the WLW conference in August…and love you both. It’s always wonderful to cross paths with bloggers who have helped and encouraged us on our blogging journeys. I am pinning this recipe and will be enjoying it when the opportunity arises. God bless you both for sharing!

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    Michelle S. says:

    I’ve been following Jen’s blog for awhile now (love the Comfy in the Kitchen recipes) and I am familiar with you, Darlene, and The Time Warp Wife site and your related books. Love you both. Thank you both for your wonderful contributions.

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    Karen says:

    Nope, sorry, Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookies are the best ever. I’m sure these are a close second though. ;)

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    Jessica says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve never meet anyone outside our family who put pudding in their cookies. That is how my mom taught me to make my chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and I think it makes the cookie! Your recipe looks almost identical to the one I have from my mom. Hmm, I think making a batch just got add to my plans for tomorrow. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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