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Vanilla / Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody has their favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Goodness, there are sure plenty of recipes to try til you find what is your personal favorite. These happen to be mine. They have a package of pudding added to the dough. What I like even better is the chocolate pudding added to make them double chocolate chip. Mmmm.

Cream together:
1 c. butter/hard margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1- 4 serving pkg of instant vanilla pudding (or chocolate...;-)!!
Sift together:
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine the ingredients, stir in about 1 c. chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. They must just be turning a slight color and look slightly under baked if you like them to be soft and chewy.

They girls whipped up two batches, one vanilla and one chocolate, and they turned the chocolate into a cookie cake and decorated it into a volley ball.....clever girls, and it looks great!
In order to make it into a cookie cake, just put the dough into a greased pizza pan and bake it for about 20 minutes. Let it cool completely and decorate it according to the occasion. It makes a good alternative to a birthday cake for a kids party.


  1. These cookies do look soft and chewy..yummy!
    Cookie pizzas..what's not to like??

  2. Great job on the volley ball... Thanks for all your terrific recipes....

  3. I just love your blog. I am always looking for some yummy recipes. The cookies look delicious. Amy

  4. Yea Amy! I love that volleyball.
    It's inspirational and speaks volumes.

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for a Paska recipe. I am a Mennonite girl from Saskatchewan and am thrilled with all the great Menno recipes on your blog: fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to write down the recipes my grandma never did :)

  6. Love the volleyball cookie! what a great idea!

  7. Oh my...Vanilla chocolate I have a craving to try these...right now...! I scrolled back to a few of you other posts and I'm going to have to make the apple dip....perhaps just for a bagel in the morning...Your Blog is the YUMMIEST!
    And teol the girls the Volleyball is ADORABLE!

  8. So fun, Char, it looks like the girls had a great time making some very yummy cookies. I will have to try these.

  9. These sound delicious! Pudding...never would have thought to add it to a cookie recipe. Can't wait to try these out after Lent!

    Blessings to you from Kansas,

  10. Yummy!!! These cookies would be the perfect treat right this minute!!! I am definetly trying this recipe!!!

  11. Hi..Im a regular reader of your blog..your recepies are yummy.. I really like these cookies..can you please tell me a substitution for instant vanilla pudding package. Cos we cant find it this part of the world. (Doha Qatar)

  12. To anonymous in Doha Qatar:
    You might be able to substitute custard powder for the package of pudding. If it comes in a canister, use the amount that will make 2 cups of custard; that is how much a 4 serving box of pudding makes. Of course, you add the powder dry, do not make custard first.

  13. Many thanks Jenny..Cant wait to try these..Christine from Doha.

  14. I just made these for the second time in a week. The first time, I made as written. This time, I used a mixture of white choc chips and mini choc chips with a chocolate pudding version. I hear they were so tasty- I never even got to try one! This is a great recipe to have on standby, and the dough tastes better than any other cookie dough I've tried...tsk tsk :)

  15. I baked both varieties with my daughter yesterday. They are so wonderfully soft and melt in your mouth yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. The will become a family favorite now.

  16. great job of the cookie cake!!!!

  17. Clever girls indeed - the cookie cake is fantastic!


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