Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

July 24, 2014

Thank you for your sweet responses about the kitchen!  I love hearing from all of you:)

Today is the Utah state holiday of Pioneer Day where I’m at.  It’s one of my favorite holidays, filled with watching Utah’s biggest parade (which I used to be a part of when I was working.  It’s nice to not have to stand on a float anymore;), a family bbq, and fireworks.

Jon’s family parties are always filled with fantastic food.  There is quite the collection of seasoned chefs and bakers in the Stagg bloodline, including owners of a popular bakery and a caterer.  As a result, we have some amazing family recipes.  A couple of years ago I collected everyone’s most treasured recipes and complied them in a cookbook– the one I used in yesterday’s video.  One I use often is my sister-in-law’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.

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This is such an easy recipe and produces the softest most divine cookies.  And it’s super duper easy, which is great for whipping up a batch with Ruby.  You’re welcome.

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3/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

3 1/2 cups flour

1 – 3 oz (approx) pkg of instant pudding (I’ve used both vanilla and coconut and they’ve been delicious both times!)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

Chocolate chips to your desired chocolatiness

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream eggs, sugars, shortening, butter, and vanilla.  Add in flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.  Mix thoroughly.

*Every time I’ve made these, I add in either a little bit of milk or a little more flour to get the right cookie dough consistency.  You want them to be thick enough so they don’t go flat.  I like to bake a test cookie before I make a whole tray full, just to make sure it’s perfect.

Add in chocolate chips.  Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 min (until barely brown– don’t overcook!)

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and if you’re also here in Utah, Happy Pioneer Day!


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  1. Natalie says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a wonderful Pioneer Day!

  2. edee says:

    I would love to purchase a copy of the family cookbook they are always the best!!! We are re-doing our kitchen also and you choose the same colors as ours. Ours is a 1960 ranch in NJ and it had the worst kitchen you have ever seen! Thanks for sharing and I may try

  3. Meaghan says:

    Hi Jen, thanks for sharing the recipe! Just a quick question. When do you add the pudding mix?

  4. […] Also, a few of you on instagram asked about my chocolate chip cookie recipe after I posted a photo of our first baked good in the new house.  I’ve posted it before and boy, is it good.  Check it out HERE. […]

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