Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I’ve been noticing a trend lately – pudding mixes in everything!  Thought I’d give it a whirl in chocolate chip cookies.
They turned out amazing!  Moist and gooey, a little crispy on the edges…perfect!  This is very similar to my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe, except I added one more egg (and the pudding mix).
Do NOT overbake.  Seriously, you want these underdone.  Even if they don’t look done, 12 minutes max is all you need.  I mean, how can you argue with this next picture??
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

2 sticks butter (1 cup), room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the pudding mix. Add eggs, 1 at a time, followed by the vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and stir. Add chocolate chips and stir by hand to incorporate.

Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until starting to turn a little brown on the edges. Do not overbake!