There are so many chocolate chip cookies out there including the one on the Nestle’s Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels package. And they are a classic cookie.
But the one that we use at Linderhof has a “secret ingredient” and makes, in my opinion, the best chocolate chip cookie in the world! You can add nuts if you’d like (I’d do about a cup) and sprinkle with sea salt if you’d like, but we prefer them with just the chocolate chips.
LINDERHOF’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 c. butter, at room temperature
¾ c. brown sugar
¼ c. sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding
2 large eggs
1 t. Vanilla
2 ¼ c. flour
1 small package semi sweet chocolate chips
1 t. Soda
½ t. Salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips (and nuts if you use them).
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto a prepared baking sheet. (and if you’d like to top with sea salt — sprinkle it on before you put them in the oven.) Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.