I'm content. I have neighbors that like cookies! May not be my "boys" but I have someone who appreciates homemade goodies.
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter softened (used unsalted)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
1 package (3.4 oz) Jello brand pudding- vanilla flavored(instant)
1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
Combine softened butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding in a large bowl.
Beat until smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs - one at a time and gradually add the flour mixture, then the chips. Batter will be stiff.
Drop by rounded tsp. about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in 375 preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
Source: Taste of Home
Note: This is a soft chewy cookie.
Hint: Use seasonal color chips to make "special" chocolate chip cookies. Christmas has red and green chips and Easter has pastels.