Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

A recipe from Aunt Jana. She says this is an extraordinary cookie!

Soft chocolate chip cookies

4 1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 c butter softened
1/2 c white sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 packages instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 c semisweet chocolate chips
2 c chopped walnuts (optional)
1.pre heat oven 35o Sift together the flour and baking soda,set aside.
2. in a lg. bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar,and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mixuntil blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets
3 bake 10 12 min. in the preheated oven Edges should be golden brown.