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Simply The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever! {Simply Sweet Saturdays}

This has been a very emotional week. My thoughts and prayers are with Boston and West, Texas. When I was a child life was so carefree and joyous. I never imagined that in my lifetime I would see the things I have seen. This week brings back memories of 9/11 and the emotions I felt then. I just hope that somehow this world can get back to a peaceful place and that we don’t have to fear leaving our homes.

To take my mind off of all the terrible things happening I decided to bake. I’m an emotional eater. I was going to share this recipe last week but wasn’t feeling well so I postponed it. I came across this recipe from a book that my friend got at a thrift store. It appears the book is no longer in print. It’s from a local church group in Tomball, TX published in 2005.聽I was looking for a good chocolate chip recipe and decided to give it a try. Talk about yummy.

Last week was Collin’s birthday. The son of my dear friend Kim {The Cookie Puzzle}. I wanted to send him some cookies along with his gifts and figured that chocolate chip cookies would be the perfect thing to send. Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I added plain M&M’s to them and in honor of Kim’s month long Blogging for Autism project I pulled out all the brown M&M’s and only added the colorful ones to match the colors used for Autism Awareness. Collin & Kim loved the cookies and she said that I needed to share the recipe.

If you love a soft chocolate chip cookie then this recipe is for you. I think you will love them.

Simply The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!
Slightly adapted from Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times {no longer in print}
Print Recipe

2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup salted butter {softened} *
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla {I used Mexican vanilla}
1 small {3.4 oz} pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 {12 oz} pkg milk chocolate chips
1 cup plain M&M’s or nuts {optional}

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour and baking soda. In the bowl of your mixer add the butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix and beat until smooth and creamy. Then beat in the eggs until combined well. Add the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M’s or nuts. Drop about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Yield approximately 3 dozen cookies depending on how big you scoop them. I used a #30 scoop {2 tbsp} and got 34 cookies.

*I always bake with salted butter. If using unsalted butter then add 1 tsp salt. The original recipe used margarine. I think they are a little softer with the margarine but I prefer to use butter.

Have fun with this recipe and add in what you like.

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  1. If you are reading this then you should know that these are some AMAZING chocolate chip cookies! I’ve tasted them and they are goooood! Make them, then thank Melissa for sharing the recipe!
    Awesome job Melissa, and the picture is gorgeous 馃檪

  2. These cookies look delicious 馃檪 How sweet of you to send them to Kim and Collin!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us..Collin LOVED the cookies sent! I actually made some today…the verdict…Collin said yours were better, because you used BIG M&M’s and I used the mini ones…he said it made a difference..really…I think he is just in love with you…you spoil him.


  4. I am just seeing this and want to say that these cookies are WONDERFUL!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and your photo is gorgeous!!

  5. I guess I don’t have to say how great these cookies look. Kim’s comment *straight from the horses mouth* said it all.

    Lovely and sweet gesture for Collin’s birthday.


  1. […] cookies are an updated version of the ones I shared last year. I wasn’t too happy with how they looked and started changing how I went about making them. […]

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