I've been on a quest to find a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is the winner so far. I found it here.
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Set oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Edges should be golden brown.
**Notes from Jeanine: One thing I've learned about cookies... you really need to cream the butter and sugar together for a while to make a good cookie. Also, with these cookies I baked them for about 10 minutes rather than 12.