These cookies are absolutely amazing!!! This recipe is written in Jaimee's words.
2 cups (1lb, 4 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 and 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 (3.4-ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinammon
5 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars.
Pour in the packages of pudding mix and continue beating until completely blended.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Next, the baking soda, cinnamon, and 2 cups of flour. Add the chocolate chips and then add the remaining 3 cups of flour bit by bit until thoroughly incorporated.
Chill the dough for 30-60 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, sticking it down with bits of dough if necessary. Using either a rounded tablespoon or a small greased ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto the parchment at least an inch apart.
Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until /barely/ golden on the bottom. Let cool and set for 5-10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to continue cooling. Cookies should be soft and chewy, but not doughy. Store in cookie jar or some other hard device--containers are best as bags will allow the cookies to be crushed and smashed very easily.