I SWEAR by my Oxo cookie scoop...this thing is a freaking dream! It makes chocolate chip cookie making so much easier! I also swear by using parchment paper when making cookies. Not only do the cookies just slide right off, it also makes for quick and easy clean-up of your cookie sheets!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 cups butter, softened
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
In your Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly blend in the flour mixture. Finally, add in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown. (I usually only do the minimum because I prefer a chewier cookie).