I recently had a "bad girlfriend" slip. My boyfriend just got promoted at his job. The promotion means that I will be going 3 weeks at a time without seeing him so instead of being proud and excited for him like I should have...well...lets just say I had a less than ideal reaction. After havng time to let it soak in, I really felt bad about my reaction. I would have wanted him to be happy for me if the situation were reversed, so needless to say...I was the girlfriend with her tail between her legs.
I think the best way to say "I'm sorry" is to make something for someone. Obviously that something is food. Nothing says "please forgive me" like homemade chocolate chip cookies. I don't think you can get much more classic, comforting or heart-felt than that. I didn't want to do just any ol' chocolate chip cookie...I wanted something special. I also wanted something he could eat throughout the week and I heard that adding pudding mix to your cookies makes them soft for days! And omigosh its true, these cookies were so soft and chewy, I could eat like 12. I like cookies in all forms, crispy, soft, raw (just not burnt!) and these are def my favorite chewy cookies. I found this reciple from Natalies Killer Cuisine.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
1 cup Butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla, optional
2 1/4 cups AP Flour
1 Vanilla Pudding (3.4oz) Mix, (or any flavor)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Chocolate Chips
preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream the butter and sugars together, about three minutes. Next add the eggs (one at a time) and the vanilla if using.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, dry pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
Add the chocolate chips and combine again.
Prepare your baking sheet with either pan spray or parchment paper. Scoop out tablespoon sized scoops and roll in a ball, having at least 1.5 inch space between each cookie.
Bake 8 minutes and remove from the oven. Let cool on the baking sheet 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.