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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies – Best Recipe

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies – Everybody wants this recipe for chocolate chip cookies when I bring them anywhere to share. They are even award-winning. My daughter, Tegan, made them for a cookie baking contest and won a red ribbon! You can use any flavor pudding you like for this recipe.

The Best Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, this recipe stands out. Soft, chewy, and packed with flavor, these cookies have won awards and hearts alike. The secret ingredient? Instant pudding mix, which keeps them incredibly soft and delicious.

Notes on Ingredients

To make these award-winning cookies, you’ll need:

  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides the base structure.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the cookies rise and spread just right.
  • Butter: Softened for a creamy texture and rich flavor.
  • Brown Sugar and White Sugar: For a perfect balance of sweetness and texture.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix: The key to incredibly soft cookies.
  • Eggs: Adds moisture and helps bind the dough.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor.
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips: The star ingredient, adding bursts of chocolate in every bite.
  • Chopped Walnuts (Optional): For added crunch and flavor.

How to Make Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Prepare Your Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients: Sift together flour and baking soda in a medium bowl, then set aside.
  3. Cream the Sugars and Butter: In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until well blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Mixtures: Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts if using.
  5. Form the Cookies: Drop the cookie dough by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake and Cool: Bake in batches for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown, switching racks halfway through. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

How to Serve Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are best served warm, straight from the oven, with a glass of cold milk. They are also perfect for sharing at parties, bake sales, or just as a treat with your afternoon coffee.

How to Store Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. To keep them extra soft, place a slice of bread in the container. For longer storage, freeze the cookies in a sealed container for up to three months and thaw at room temperature before serving.

FAQs About Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can I use different flavors of pudding mix?

Yes, you can experiment with different flavors like chocolate or butterscotch for a unique twist.

Can I make these cookies without nuts?

Absolutely! The cookies are delicious with or without nuts.

How can I make the cookies chewier?

For chewier cookies, slightly underbake them and let them cool on the baking sheet.

Can I substitute margarine for butter?

Butter provides the best flavor and texture, but you can use margarine if needed.

How do I prevent the cookies from spreading too much?

Ensure your butter is just softened, not melted, and chill the dough if it’s too warm before baking.

A plate of award-winning soft chocolate chip cookies.

The Best Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Discover the award-winning soft chocolate chip cookies recipe that everyone's raving about. Perfectly soft and loaded with chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to impress.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Cookie Plate, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 72 Cookies
Calories 1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 3.4 ounce packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts Optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift together flour and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl. Beat in instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter mixture until it’s well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake in batches in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, switching racks halfway through.
Keyword Baking, Chocolate, chocolate dessert, Soft Cookies
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