Amanda shares Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Rose Paving / October 19, 2020

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Amanda Simmons

Rose Paving Chicago recently welcomed National Account Manager, Amanda Simmons, to the local Chicago Division as an Account Executive. She’s really excited for the opportunity to build her own customer base and to get to work with local Chicago businesses.

Amanda is a graduate from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a degree in Sociology and also played soccer on their women’s team. Amanda remains busy with her husband and two kids, Parker (3 years) and Richie (2 years old). She also loves to golf, garden and creating new projects around the house for her husband.

Amanda has over 8 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to Rose Paving she was helping manage a construction company specializing in heavy highway and underground projects. Amanda loves the fast paced, always changing dynamic of construction, while also loving crafty or DIY ideas and in that spirit has a delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe to share from her own grandma.

Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature Leave them out for 15 minutes on your counter

  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • (1) 3.4 oz package of vanilla  instant pudding mix

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Oven mitt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cream the butter and sugars until the sugar has completely incorporated  with the butter

  3. Add in the pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix only until combined

  5. Add chocolate chips and mix in the chocolate chips into the batter with a spatula or by hand

  6. Drop a spoonful of cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake until slightly golden around 12 minutes.

  7. Be careful not to overcook these. If you’re making big ole cookies then you’ll need to adjust baking time. Keep your eyes on them because if they turn darker than golden you’re not going to get that chewy soft texture!

  8. Remove cookies and let cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack

  9.  ENJOY!

Chocolate chip cookie