So, we were at small group one night and I made the mistake of thinking I would could only eat one of these tasty looking chocolate chip cookies my friend Lucy had made.  Boy, was I wrong.  You could never stop with just one of these delicious soft and chewy cookies.

Later, I called Lucy and got this wonderful recipe that is chock-full of chocolate chip goodness.  In fact, this recipe calls for 2-3 bags of chocolate chips.  But just know – it does make a large batch.

Yesterday, my daughter called to see if I wanted to come over and do some baking.  We pondered over some ideas before deciding on making these cookies.  We enjoyed our afternoon together and what better way to end it than sharing a big batch of these treats.  I just know that you and all who love you will appreciate the time and effort you put into making these.

To make these you’ll need 2 cups of shortening (I used butter-flavored baking sticks this time), 1 cup white sugar, 2 cups brown sugar, 6 eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding, 7 cups flour, 4 teaspoons cream of tarter, 4 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2-3 packages of chocolate chips (I use 2).

 Measure out your shortening (not butter), sugars, and the eggs. Cream until thoroughly blended, then add the vanilla and mix.

 Measure out the dry ingredients.  Mix the pudding and the next 4 ingredients together.  Slowly, add the dry ingredients into the moist ingredients, mixing well.

 And now for the best past – stir in the chocolate chips.

 Next, you will drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto a lightly greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet (we were both out of parchment paper).

 Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned.

 As you can see when these cookies are cooled they do not flatten out like that store bought cookie dough many other cookie recipes do.  Their plumpness is what gives them that wonderful soft and chewy center.

Now, if you’re lucky you can stop right in the middle of whatever your doing and delight your taste buds with the warm, chocolatey flavor of these yummy cookies.  Remember, this recipe make a large batch so there will be plenty to put aside in the freezer.  Then, you can conveniently pull some out to enjoy at a later time or when unexpected company stops by for a visit.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serving Up Southern


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 7 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-3 packages of chocolate chips


  • Cream together the shortening, sugars and the eggs. Add the vanilla and mix. Mix the pudding and the next 4 ingredients together. Slowly mix the dry ingredient into the moist ingredients, mixing well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Bake only until cookies are very lightly browned. This recipe makes a large batch.

Disclaimer: Nutritional values (per serving) are approximates only and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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