2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips + a little more for the tops of the cookies
Preheat your oven to 350°.
Using a hand mixer combine your butter, brown sugar and sugar in a bowl until creamy. Add in the dry vanilla pudding mix, vanilla extract, and eggs and mix until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl combine your flour, baking soda, salt.
Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Add your chocolate chips and stir in.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded cookie dough by the tablespoon on your cookie sheet.
Add about 5-7 extra chocolate chips to the tops of each rounded tablespoon of cookie dough before putting them in the oven.
This is the most important part.... it is better to under cook these cookies just a bit so I suggest cooking at 350° for 8-9 minutes, or until you can see the bottoms are slightly brown. You definitely don't want to wait till these cookies are browned on the top or they will be overdone.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.