Comfort food. For me, my go to, make me feel better comfort food is a chocolate chip cookie. There are all kinds of recipes, even cookbooks based on comfort food. When you start thinking about it, you wonder what makes some foods more comforting than others. I think it must have an emotional pull to it and when I asked Mrs. Google, that was pretty much her definition. This is what she said 'food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking' - exactly what I was thinking. I don't know why I needed comfort cookies, - ok, I do know why - it's the snow, so much snow and all the unrest in our world - that I needed a warm chocolate chip cookie, but here's a recipe that did not disappoint. It has an ingredient in it that makes it a little different than your traditional chocolate chip cookie, but in a good way.
Let's get baking! Oh yes, feel free to let me know what your go to comfort food is - I'd love to know:)
Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookie
In the bowl of your stand mixer add in and beat until light and fluffy
1 c. softened butter
3/4 c. b. sugar
3/4 c. sugar
1 box instant vanilla pudding (small box)
2 tsp. vanilla
Add in on slow speed
2 large eggs
Add in (using your mixer on slow or by hand)
*if using your mixer - cover with a tea towel to prevent a flour shower
2 tsp. b. soda
1 tsp. salt - I use fine sea salt
3 c. flour (that has been spooned into measuring cup)
Add in (by hand) chocolate chips - I used a combination but you can use whatever you like.
1 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. milk chocolate heart shaped chips
Using a cookie scoop, scoop onto a cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake at 350 for about 8-9 minutes until golden - don't overbake.
To get the really round shape, you can use a glass and put it over the hot cookie and swirl it to get the cookie into a perfectly, perfect round shape - if that matters to you;
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