These are my go to, no fail cookies. I can have the ingredients on hand at all times and can have them in the oven in ten minutes if I need too!
1 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (3-1/2 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix; beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour and baking soda; add gradually to pudding mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, batter will be stiff. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 in. apart onto ungreased cookies sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield 4-1/2 dozen.
This recipe is from Country Cookies. They are sweet, so semi-sweet chips is a must, I like to use seasonal M&M's but will put 1 cup candies to 1 cup of chips.