Detroit's Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're anything like me, you LOVE cookies straight out of the oven when they're still nice and soft. Eventually, those cookies would turn hard and crunchy... until now. I've found the secret recipe to keeping your cookies soft and chewy even after they've cooled down is vanilla pudding mix! Weird? Kind of. Genius? Absolutely. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.


4 1/2 cups of flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

2 cups of butter (softened)

1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar

1/2 cup of white sugar

2 (3.4 oz) packages of vanilla pudding mix (the secret ingredient)

4 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

4 cups of chocolate chips (for my most recent batch I used m&m's)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour and baking soda (I use a mesh strainer to sift) then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Add in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla & once that's mixed in, start to blend in the flour mixture. The flour I like to add gradually to avoid getting it everywhere! Finally, stir in your chocolate of choice! I typically use chocolate chips but this time around I used Christmas m&m's. Drop cookies by rounded spoonful's onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I like to use parchment paper here to make sure they don't stick)
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until you start to see the edges turning golden brown.

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