Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

WOW!!! Chocolate Chip Cookies. I developed this recipe in 1992. I had been entering cookies in the New Mexico State Fair for 2 years and hadn't won a blue ribbon with my chocolate chip cookies. So, I started trying different combinations of ingredients in what I thought was a great recipe. One morning I decided to add a box of instant pudding, Eureka!!! The cookies were even greater than the other recipe. This GREAT recipe won a blue ribbon the first time I entered it and a blue ribbon every year I entered them. Its an easy recipe. Make these GREAT cookies with all your heart n soul and show someone how much you LOVE them.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl cream together

1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Add to the creamed mixture one at a time, and mix well after each.

2 eggs
1 - 3-1/2 oz. box instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Now add until everything is mixed together

2 - 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces

Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto a non greased cookies sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges and center are lightly brown. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Yields : 4 - 1/2 dozen GREAT cookies


  1. I have a recipe for cookies with pudding too, and they really are wonderful! Always nice and soft.

  2. I never would have thought to add pudding to a cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea!

  3. Well, congrats on your ribbon..., I'll try these when I get my new oven!
    Maya@A Beach Lovers Place

  4. I have had this recipe before and they are great. If my memory serves me, they are a much softer cookie. I am getting hungry just thining of them

  5. Can't wait to try your recipe! I love a good chocolate chip cookie.

  6. I've never tried a cookie recipe with pudding before but a Blue Ribbon recipe must be wonderful! Thank you!


  7. Blue Ribbon Winner? I will definitely be trying this recipe. You can never have enough Chocolate Chip cookie recipes and this one has already proven to be a winner!

  8. I have made this recipe before and I think the pudding makes it so delicious. May whip up a batch of these for my new neighbor as she has little children. Taco pie is a good recipe also. You have a pretty background on your blog with those cute little birds. I will peak in again. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My son loves soft chocolate cookies. I will be trying this recipe. Now if I can find some pudding in the pantry......

    Thanks so much for posting with Ann on Food on Friday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


  10. This sounds delicious! What a fun twist on the original chocolate chip cookie. Yum!! :)

  11. Yummy. Pudding is an interesting addition! I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. SOunds like a winner to me. I'll try this for a bake sale this year at my daughter's school. THanks for linking to Friday Feasts and have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Wow, Geri, I am certainly going to try this. I bet the pudding really does make a difference! Thanks. :)

  14. Sure intend to try these. Sounds really good.

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  16. I will pass the taco pie recipe on to my taco loving son.

  17. Visiting a sis in illinois and we are excited to whip a batch of these scrumptious cookies!

  18. These sound wonderful; would never have thought of adding the pudding mix! Must try these on my baking day!

  19. What a fabulous idea! I cannot wait to try them :)

    Thank you for stopping by my site! I hope you love Ebates as much as I do.

    Thank you for the recipe. I will definitely be bookmarking this one!


  20. Thanks for stopping by Ashleys Busy!

    I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. I have the most recipes for these, brownies, and macaroni and cheese, lol.

  21. I had such a disaster with Chocolate Chip Cookies recently so I'm very excited to try your "award winning" recipe!! Thanks for sharing. Lisa