Third grade was hard. Really hard. I still shiver thinking about it. I had such a strict nun for a teacher that year. My parents even bought me a puppy the summer after third grade to reward me! I learned a lot that year though. Third grade is when you learn phonics and cursive. My handwriting is still stellar.
I also learned to spell “chocolate” in third grade. Every week, we had a spelling test. Words that we spelled wrong got put on a running tab. So, every week Sister Denise had free reign to test us on new words AND she could quiz us on any past missed words. I always hoped she wouldn’t pick “chocolate”. It’s a hard word!
Third grade was invaluable though. I will never misuse it’s/its, you’re/your, they’re/their/there, or two/too/to. I cringe at poor grammar. Luckily, I don’t cringe at chocolate.
Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!! Everyone has their go-to, favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I know my friend, Angie, makes AWESOME chocolate chip cookies. She’s known for them!
Have you ever made chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding mix? Do it!
Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter @ room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar and mix. The color will be a a little deeper due to the pudding mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons or cookie scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Mine made 44 cookies. I must have not eaten enough cookie dough!