Ultimate Soft Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best. Cookies. Ever.
Seriously.
These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and packed with flavor. Rolling the dough before baking helps to keep the cookies dense and yet so soft and moist. Read on for the surprise ingredient that helps make this recipe so flavorful.

Levi and Elliana enjoying Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cost to make these cookies

2 1/4 cups flour $0.45
1 tsp baking soda $0.01
1 cup butter $1.97
2 eggs $0.34
1 tsp vanilla $0.50
3/4 cup brown sugar $0.30
1/4 cup white sugar $0.07
1 package instant pudding mix $0.75
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips $2.09

The total cost to make this recipe was $6.48.
This recipe made 36 cookies and that brings the cost for each cookie to $0.18.
However, if I were to buy 36 cookies, premade, the cost would be $12.60. That is over double the cost for store bought cookies.

Markets of Meijer Fresh Cookies, Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip
12 ct
$4.19
$0.35 each

Why make cookies from scratch

In 2019, I found out that I was allergic to almond. Beforehand, almond was used in our baking, cooking, lotions, shampoo and drinking. I was even making almond milk from scratch to be “healthy”. When restarting this blog, back in 2019, I wanted to write up a post about how to make your own almond milk. Truly. It was insane to finally be tested (four different tests) to confirm what food allergies I really had. The list is incredibly long, and my family was shocked to once again change our eating habits; especially so soon after learning to LOVE homemade almond milk.

“May contain tree nuts”

But change we must, as an almond allergy is quite serious, and I now carry an EpiPen with me at all times. One reason I am on this blogging journey and cooking from scratch is to know with 100% certainty what is going into my food. Food labels are not always the go-to for information as they do not require exact ingredients. For instance, “artificial flavors”- what does that mean? What actually is the artificial flavor and what is it made from? Sometimes it is almond, or tree pulp, or something else we are not told.
Additionally, there are many baked goods that are made with “tree nuts”, or “may contain tree nuts”. Almond is in fact a tree nut and is included in that list of “tree nuts”, unless otherwise noted. I have been tested against every nut, and it is safe for me to eat all except almond. However, avoidance when I am unsure is always the safest choice as I truly do not want to use that EpiPen.

Yet another reason

An additional reason to make food from scratch and homemade is to teach our kids how to cook and bake and to enjoy the taste more than pre-made. It is fun to teach the kids about measuring, ingredients and steps to follow. Baking helps teach following instructions and kids learn quite quickly that not following the instructions can lead to big results and mistakes.
Patients. I do not always have the best patients but teaching the kids to have patients while waiting for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies to cool enough to enjoy them is a great lesson. Yes, we all want to eat the cookies straight away, but waiting helps them be cool to eat and also more delicious. Everyone loves an ooey-gooey-chocolatey cookie!

Elliana happy to wait for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies to cool

Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 package instant pudding mix
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

all ingredients to make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies on countertop

Directions

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Secondly, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, then set aside. Why sift the flour and baking soda together? Because sometimes there can be unwanted clumps or materials in the ingredients that you will not want in the cookies. Sift, sift sift!

3. Thirdly, in the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer or a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugars until blended. Instead of letting the butter rest on the countertop for half an hour, using a box grater can help to speed up the softening time. Shredding the butter helps to soften it before creaming with the sugar.

4. Pour in the instant pudding pack to the sugar mixture and mix on slow until combined. To make Double Chocolate Chip cookies, a chocolate pudding mix was used. You can choose any flavor you want. For example, there is vanilla, butterscotch, fudge, Oreo, lemon, banana cream, white chocolate, chocolate fudge, and more.

5. Crack the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and then add them to the mixture, making sure to blend well. By cracking the eggs into a separate bowl, you make sure the batter or mixture does not get any surprise shells.

6. Add 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture and stir to combine.

add one tsp vanilla to Double Chocolate Chip Cookies mixture

7. Add the flour, half at a time, and mix to combine. Then add the rest of the flour and mix well.

8. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and stir well. This is also a step where you can customize your cookies with a variety of chips available. For example, there are varieties that include milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, white chocolate, mini chips, semi-sweet, butterscotch, espresso and more.

9. Measure out a Tablespoon of the Double Chocolate cookie mixture and roll it in your hands, then place it on a baking stone. Place all the dough in rounded balls making sure they are 2-inches apart.

10. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes, or until browned.

bake the cookies in the oven at 350 degrees

Remove the baking stone from the oven and let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!
~Monica

double chocolate chip cookies on baking stone

Recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 package instant pudding mix
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Secondly, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, then set aside.
3. Thirdly, in the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer or a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugars until blended.
4. Pour in the instant pudding pack to the sugar mixture and mix on slow until combined.
5. Crack the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and then add them to the mixture, making sure to blend well.
6. Add 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture and stir to combine.
7. Add the flour, half at a time, and mix to combine. Then add the rest of the flour and mix well.
8. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and stir well.
9. Measure out a Tablespoon of the Double Chocolate cookie mixture and roll it in your hands, then place it on a baking stone. Place all the dough in rounded balls making sure they are 2-inches apart.
10. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes, or until browned.
Remove the baking stone from the oven and let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!
~Monica

double chocolate chip cookies cooling on rack

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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