World’s BEST chocolate chip cookies


Okay… so I know I really shouldn’t be posting this recipe on the 2nd day of the New Year, but I couldn’t resist. These cookies are SO good, you have to try them! Everyone you know will be begging for the recipe. Trust me, they are that good! They are super soft and chewy…just the way a chocolate chip cookie should be. Want to know the secret ingredient? Vanilla pudding! These really are the best chocolate chip cookies out there. You have to try them!



World’s BEST chocolate chip cookies


  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugar. Add pudding mix and vanilla. Beat in one egg at a time. In a separate bowl, mix together, flour, and baking soda. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips until combined.
Spoon cookie dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!



Mmm… I love cookies! Enjoy!

Happy Monday!!

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Chocolate Chippers

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Nina posted on January 2, 2012 at 11:41 am (#

    oops, my comment was on the wrong post…anyway, not only am I going to make these, I am pinning them right now! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:07 am (#

      Thanks Nina! You’ll have to let me know how you like them. xo

      • Regina posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:51 am (#

        Linda, what a wonderful proecjt. I really LOVE your fabric choice. I also love the bamboo rods and the creativity you used in figuring out how to hang them. I also really like the side panels in the bottom two pictures. Very nice touches. Thank you for sharing on the boardwalk Bragfest!

  2. Kerridwen Niner posted on January 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm (#

    I’m curious what vanilla pudding is? Do we have that here in England?

  3. Callie posted on January 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm (#

    I’ve been making these cookies as my go-to choc chip recipe for many years. The only difference for me is that I double the vanilla. Love your blog!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:04 am (#

      Ooo I’ll have to try that next time. Thank you! :)

  4. Tanya Phillips posted on January 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm (#

    hmmm… I have a recipe with pudding that I haven’t tried yet, wonder if it’s the same, I will have to try them out. I will be kicking myself if these are really awesome and I’ve just been sitting on it, lol. Happy new year!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:03 am (#

      Lol try them!! You wont be disappointed. Thanks for commenting, I really appreciate it. xo

  5. Lizy b posted on January 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm (#

    Oh these look delish! I think I need to make these with the munchkins today. Perfect for going back to school tomorrow!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:02 am (#

      Oh yeah! My kids love helping me make these. You’ll have to let me know how you like them.

  6. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. posted on January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm (#

    Oh my goodness, I ate way too many cookies over the holidays, but I couldn’t resist pinning this. I’ll definitely need to give them a try after a few weeks back in the gym!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:02 am (#

      Lol so did i! Way too many! File these away, and make them for Valentines! ;)

  7. April posted on January 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm (#

    These sounds yummy! I can’t wait to make them and try them.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:01 am (#

      They are so yummy! You’ll have to let me know how you like them. {hugs}

  8. cathy d posted on January 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#

    Thank you for sharing, i am definitely going to try this recipe, my family love chocolate chip cookies

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:00 am (#

      My family loves them too! My husband is always begging me to make them. You’ll have to try these out. :)

  9. Alison R posted on January 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm (#

    This is my go-to choc cookie recipe as well. The vanilla pudding totally makes it soft. Your cookies are so perfectly round. Mine always end up like lumps, but still taste awesome! What’s your secret?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:00 am (#

      It totally makes them super soft… YUMMY! I use a cookie scoop from pampered chef…shh don’t tell. ;) It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets!

      • Doroty posted on January 26, 2013 at 3:56 am (#

        i also made this cookies and it was super delicious!!:) It was my first good cookies, so thank you for the recepie! I am a Hungarian blog writer and I really love your site! I made a post about this recepie, i hope you don’t mind. Of course i linked your site at the end of the post!:)

  10. Michelle posted on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm (#

    These look delightful! Your pictures are amazing!

  11. Cherie posted on January 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm (#

    Thanks for making the receipe easy to print!! You make my life soooo simple!! And your blog always brings a smile to my face!! Thanks!!

  12. Tracy posted on January 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It was perfect timing… I was looking for a soft cookie recipe to make for a thank-you gift! They turned out perfectly:)

  13. sweetsugarbelle posted on January 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm (#

    LOL! Jamielyn, you’re messing with my resolutions, LOL! These look amazing!

  14. sandie reese posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm (#

    My daughter and I made these today. They are in the oven right now. Followed the recipe exactly except I did half semi sweet and half milk chocolate chips instead. Can’t wait to try them!

  15. Erica J posted on January 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm (#

    vanilla pudding make recipes better. it’s like that cinnamon roll recipe you posted last year. best cinnamon rolls i’ve ever made so i believe you about these cookies.

  16. Cathy Derouche posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:30 am (#

    I just tried these cookies today, they are ohhhhhhhhh soooo good. thanks for the recipe:)

  17. kelly posted on January 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm (#

    ok, these really are THE BEST! My 4 kids say they like this one over the other one I had pinned and this recipe is now in my “tried and true” recipe board. YUM! Thanks for the recipe. =0) Every one does think their’s is the best, but these really are. lol!

  18. Shannon A posted on January 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm (#

    Yum, my 4 yr old daughter and I made these today and YUM! I used a mix of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate chips because I only had a little of each. Super good. Thanks

  19. Becca posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm (#

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have made these now several times which is not helping my waistline any but it sure has made my husband and kids very happy :) I used sugar free pudding mix and they still turned out fantastic and I also used mini chocolate chips which are our favorite.

    Thanks again.

  20. Tonya posted on January 13, 2012 at 6:11 am (#

    WOW!!!! These are sooooo yummy! You were right! Everybody loves them. Thanks “Snow” much for sharing!


  21. Allison @ Alli n Son posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:56 am (#

    I made pudding cookies for the first time last week they are SO good. Totally one of the best recipes out there.

  22. hellolovely posted on January 17, 2012 at 8:49 am (#

    i’ll try it, i’ll try it, but the perfect chocolate chip cookie still seems so elusive to me! yours look divine.

    serious yum going on here.

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  23. RubyJeans posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm (#

    Just printed out the Recipe… Love having that handy… :) these are GOING to get made for sure.. :)

  24. Lindsay posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm (#

    Just had to let you know I made these for a church activity and they were a hit! So moist and yummy! I want to make them again ASAP !

  25. Renee77 posted on January 19, 2012 at 9:15 am (#

    Oh my gosh these cookies are so delish! I made them twice already once to send to my pal in Minnesota and last night I made some for my brother to take to the mountians and for my cousin in New York. They are so yummy I had to do a blog post here?

    Thanks again for always sharing!!!

  26. Kerridwen Niner posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:52 am (#

    I have these in the oven right now. Well the first two batches anyway. I took it by flour you mean’t plain flour (that’s what i’ve used anyway, and the second lot of sugar i used golden caster as i figured that would work?) Anyway time will tell. My son is happy that they are chocolate chip rather than anything nutty, coconutty, fruity lol

  27. Sumer posted on June 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm (#

    seriously look sooooo yummy…. just put a double batch in the fridge to firm up for freezing later. ;) fresh baked cookies and cold milk for our night snack tonight. :)

  28. Just Jinny posted on September 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#

    Everyone loves when I make these chocolate chip cookies! I’ve tried to keep the ‘secret’ of the pudding close to my chest…lol. But nothing is really secret now-a-days. I’ve been meaning to bake a batch to introduce myself to the new across the street neighbors.

  29. Wendy Waldrop posted on September 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm (#

    Love this site!!!

  30. Jess Armstrong posted on October 3, 2012 at 5:44 am (#

    found this recipe on pinterest and made them immediately….they ARE the best!

  31. Shauna posted on October 10, 2012 at 11:13 am (#

    Love the cookies and love the milk bottle. Can you tell me where I can get those type of milk bottles from?

  32. Jasmine posted on January 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm (#

    I am so glad I found this recipe.! I saw one similar to this but realized I didn’t have any corn starch to make the other recipe! But I really wanted to try it with the vanilla pudding and I found this recipe! Thank you js much for posting this(:

    • Jamielyn posted on January 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm (#

      I hope you enjoy these cookies, they are really yummy!! :)

  33. Frances posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm (#

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! I followed it to a tee and they turned out exactly the way Chocolate Chip Cookies should be – sinfully sweet, chewy, and delicious. The vanilla pudding mix is definitely the secret here. Simply a perfect recipe. THANKS! <3

    • Jamielyn posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked this recipe Frances! It is definitely our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! Thanks for stopping back to leave a comment!! :)

  34. Angela posted on March 11, 2014 at 3:16 am (#

    Heyyy im in love with your page <3 i wanna make them so bad <3
    Anyways, is the vanilla pudding (jello) a must? I live in HongKong and they dont sell them at super markets here :c I really really wanna make these cookies thou :/

    • Jamielyn posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm (#

      Hi Angela! The vanilla pudding gives them the soft texture that makes them so delicious! I’ve never tried them without it, but it would definitely change the recipe!

  35. debbie posted on January 31, 2015 at 5:26 pm (#

    This is the 2nd recipe that calls for brown sugar but doesn’t include it in the directions

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm (#

      Hi Debbie! The brown sugar and white sugar are added at the same time. :)

  36. Tracey posted on July 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm (#

    Have you ever frozen these before?  Don’t know how they would freeze w the pudding in it?  Thanks.  Tracey

    • Jamielyn posted on July 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm (#

      Hi Tracey! We normally eat them too quickly to freeze any! I would recommend freezing them within a day or two to keep them fresh. :)

  37. Adrianne Daves Dueitt posted on November 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm (#

    These are he best!!! Has anyone ever froze them? I need 250 for function Friday night so gonna start baking tonight! 

    • Jamielyn posted on November 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm (#

      We normally eat them to fast to freeze them, but I would recommend freezing the day you bake them so they stay fresh! :)