Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding Mix

pudding mix cookies These were really good. They were very moist on the inside. I also really like the touch of oatmeal in the cookies – it was just a touch. One of my favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding Mix

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking (not instant) oats
2 to 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment.
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream the butter, shortening and both sugars with an electric mixer, scraping sides of bowl often. Beat in the vanilla pudding. When well mixed, add the vanilla and eggs and beat until eggs are mixed in.

Add the flour mixture to the batter and stir until it is almost fully mixed in. Add oats and continue stirring until flour disappears. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop batter by tablespoons, spacing about 2 ½ inches apart, onto the parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until edges are brown and tops appear set. Let cool on sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Makes about 60 cookies

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