Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy.
Beat in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla.
Mix in the cocoa powder, baking soda, and spices until just combined.
Slowly add the flour and mix until it’s just incorporated, then mix in the chocolate chips.
Lightly roll into balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, just until they aren’t shiny – if you’re not sure, pull them out sooner rather than later!
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a rack.