Softest Chocolate Chip Cookie?

The cookie monster is back! I already found the BEST chocolate chip cookies, it’s my go to recipe when I’m craving some.  This week is different though, I saw this recipe from the tasty kitchen and it said the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookie ever! So you know me, I got to give it a try. What intrigued me the most is that it uses vanilla pudding mix to keep it soft?!? Huh? Interesting… Luck for me I have a box of vanilla pudding mix waiting to be consumed. It turned out promising as I was mixing the dough, it actually smells nice and the dough itself is softer than my usual dough. Moreover, portioning them out was such a breeze that I had such high hopes but I was very much disappointed. I made my portions in a cylindrical shape hoping when they flatten out it would be a nice round cookie shape, but noooo…. When I was baking them, they didn’t flatten out! What the….? It look so weird! I have a batch of cookies that looks like something you wouldn’t eat on a regular day, so disappointing. It tasted good though, not the best chocolate chip there is, however they are indeed quite soft. It’s a good thing actually that I didn’t double the recipe because I find it a bit tedious having the need to flatten them out before baking them. 

Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
  • 2 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 packages chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups Nuts (optional)
  1. Stir baking soda, flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix, beating until fluffy.
  3. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  5. Bake at 375 degree for 8-10minutes.


I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!


  1. too bad they didn't turn out well! i was so intrigued by the idea of the 'softest chocolate chip cookie'! oh well, at least you have a good standby recipe. better luck next time!

  2. Ohh... I've seen that recipe on TastyKitchen as well. I wanted to try it too but being the slacker that I am, I didn't. Good thing I saw this post. I think I'd stick to chewy cookies.

    This is totally unrelated but I was wondering what brand of cake pan do you use and where'd you buy it in Manila? Thanks.

  3. @Marie baking pans I usually get them from the department store. Special shaped pans I buy from baking supply stores.