3. Mix in Pudding
This is one of the best top 10 chocolate chip cookie recipe variations ever! And it's great for cookies that you need to stay fresh for a long period of time, like if you are sending them in a package or making them ahead of time. You simply add a package of instant pudding mix in the flavor of your choice to your batter. You can then mix it in. Feel free to mix the pudding as directed first-go ahead and add the milk, then pour it into the batter. Either way will get you soft and fresh-for-days cookies!