This is a recipe from my friend, Kellie Clark. Thanks, Kellie.
2 cups butter, softened to room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 3 0z package instant French vanilla pudding
1 1/2 bags chocolate chips
Mix butter, eggs and sugars together until well creamed. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and add the chocolate chips. Form into balls ( I used a size 50 ice cream scoop) and cook on parchment paper at 350° for 8 minutes on the bottom rack. Then take them out and "Bang" the cookie sheet on the counter 3 times and put them back in the oven on the middle rack for 3-5 more minutes. They should be just brown around the edges and lightly brown on the top. I bang them on the counter again before cooling them on a rack.