These cookies are a variation of Vanilla Pudding Cookies, which are amazing! Just like their plain chocolate chip cousins, the pudding mix makes these cookies wonderfully soft and moist! And the best part? Since they are made with oatmeal, I am pretty sure they count as breakfast! :).
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Via Taste of Home
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1-1/2 cups flour
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (I omitted these)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
Yield: about 7 dozen