Once you try these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies, you’ll insist on making cookies with pudding in the mix again and again. It has magical powders.
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So, Price and I typically don’t keep the heat on very much in the house in the winter. That’s crazy, I know.
In fact, we just deal with it and bundle up in layers. As a matter of fact, LOTS OF LAYERS. There are times when we look like Joey from Friends when he dressed up in all of Chandler’s clothes.
Still, we stick to limiting our heat in just a few rooms at a time, despite the fact that we are freezing our buns off because electric heating is so dang expensive. Part of me wishes we had gas heat, because it typically ends up being cheaper, but I like having more control with the electric heat. You just can’t win it all the time. (Basically, it would just be great if we lives somewhere where we didn’t freeze our butts off for months on end!)
However, with Autumn here, we’ve selectively been putting on the heat in order to have the house cozy. After all, she needs to be warm and comfortable, even if that means we are cringing because of the high bill that sure to be on its way.
Since I am such a smarty, I’ve devised a plan to help keep the house warm… keep the stove and oven going as much as possible!
Everything from cookies to pies to pizzas to roasts!
I had seen these Pudding Cookies on Amanda’s blog earlier this year and immediately Pinned them to make them later on in the season. I was so interested in what made these cookies so special. What would the pudding do in these cookies? Well, let me tell you…
While these cookies don’t taste very different from the typical chocolate chip cookie, they are textually different. They are undoubtedly so soft from that yummy vanilla pudding mix that is mixed into the cookie batter. If you like a soft cookie, then you will L-O-V-E these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.
I love soft cookies like this so I wanted to eat them all!! It was so hard, but I resisted, and held back at 2. Then I sent the rest far, far away with Price to share with his office.
But I’m totally hooked on Chocolate Chip Cookies so I’m gonna have to remember to get some more pudding to have on hand for when I make them when another craving hits.
Maybe even in other flavors!!! Oh boy! The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to try more pudding cookies!
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
Once you try these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies, you'll insist on making cookies with pudding in the mix again and again. It has magical powders.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 Cup Butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with a non-stick baking sheet.
- Sift together flour and baking soda; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in pudding and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla, mix again.
- Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and beat just until they are incorporated.
- Roll into 36 1" balls and place on greased baking sheet. (They don't spread too much, but you still want to give them some room. I typically fit 12 per baking sheet.)
- Bake for 8-12 minutes or, until just set in the center. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to completely cool and enjoy.
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Jessica M. Berardi @ Burlap and Butter Knives says
bwahahaha it is SO funny you mention the heat thing cause I have been thinking of that SO much!! I’m thinking about next winter, and what we will do when we can’t be cheap and cold and keep it on 60 like we do now!! I do the same thing to warm it up, only when I am done with the baking I DO leave the oven door open lol
oh man. our electric bill was 2.5x as much as normal last month w me, baby, & dog home this winter. I might just need to leave the oven open next time…
Do you refrigerate the dough before baking?
You don’t have to, but I typically do for at least 30 minutes. Helps set them up and helps the flavors come together nicely.
You can refrigerate for 24 hours before baking too. This works well when I’m making batches for the holidays.
Oh yummmm pudding in cookies is a BRILLIANT idea! I need to try this! And stay warm, please! 😉
Is the butter salted or unsalted?
Unsalted would be preferred.
Would this be premade liquid pudding or just the pudding powdery mix? These look amazing!!!
It’s the powdery mix. These cookies are so good. I hope you give them a try! 😆
Renee P says
Oh my goodness! These are the best cookies ever! So soft and gooey! Thanks for such a great recipe!
I’m so glad that you enjoyed them!!! We love them in our house too. So soft!
Renee P says
I just made these again and they are just as good as they were the first time!
Is that All Purpose flour?
How much butter?
3/4 cup butter. Which is 1 1/2 sticks butter (if you’re in the US)
Can you use the sugar free pudding mix to reduce the amount of sugar used?
I have not used sugar free. I have used several flavors, all with great results, but never tried using sugar free.
If you try it, please let me know how it goes
Unless there is a specific dietary reason, I would not reduce the sugar in the recipe.
You can most definitely make these with SF/FF vanilla pudding mix. I have also been using this exact recipe for the past 23yrs and just most recently within the last 5 years have been making them with SF/FF pudding mix. This year I’ve gone Keto, and I now have mastered a Keto version of this recipe.
Linda Williams says
I got the recipe in the jello instant pudding box years ago. Once I found this recipe I never tried another one and I had tried just about every chocolate chip recipe I could find. This recipe listed is slightly different than what I got from jello pudding box but they are yummy!
Carolynne Nelson says
I’m guessing these are freezeable?
correct, create them into balls. then lay on a lined cookie sheet. Freeze, then pop them off and store in a container/bag.
I have baked them from frozen, and they come out good that way too. The center stays very soft that way, which I like
Carolynne Nelson says
Great thanks! I’ve got a ton of jello pudding mix from a holiday to the US to use and no recipes. These cookies will be ideal for my little boys 1st birthday party 🙂
YUM! looks so good!
These look really good! Would love to try it soon!
Lindsay Cotter says
I’m sure these disappear fast! They look so fluffy and tasty!
Been making this exact recipe for nearly 40 years and never once had a failure. Everyone loves them and wants the recipe and the variations are endless. How great that this recipe has surfaced again for another generation to enjoy!
Have you ever tried these gluten free? I wonder how well they work?
I have not.
If you do, please let me know how it goes.
I made these today. I used banana cream flavored instant pudding mix and 2 mashed bananas instead of the eggs and I must say they turned out so dang tasty!!! 🤤
My daughter is allergic to eggs, how much banana per egg? I have egg replacer to, wonder if that would work.
I have a handheld mixer, will that work or is the dough too thick?
It will work. No problem.
Enjoy the cookies.
Do you make the pudding as for the directions on the box or just mix it dry to the butter and sugar mixture?
Just add the mix right in.
Dont make the pudding as directed, just add the mix.
Cindy Caretto says
Pistachio pudding with pistachio nuts and chocolate chips are another variety! So many combinations, so little time!
Charles Connel says
I tried your recipe and substituted Pillsbury gluten free flour instead of regular flour and they came out very good. I’m going to try various pudding flavors for different taste sensations. I used Stevia sugar for regular sugar will definitely be making them again. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m glad you gave it a try!
Thanks for the feedback ❤
Try pumpkin spice pudding with white chocolate chips. Yum whole new flavor.
I do have a pumpkin spice pudding cookie recipe on here! It’s yummy!
I will have to try it with white chocolate chips next time.
Thanks for the wonderful suggestion 🙂
Kathie Simmons says
I made these today. Used 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup butter crisco and I also added chopped walnuts. They came wonderful. Will be making these again. Thank you for the recipe.
roslyn morrissey says
This recipe appeared in an ad for Jello pudding during my teenage years. I’m still making them with either vanilla pudding or white chocolate. The best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. There is also one for Oatmeal Cookies.
Ooh I haven’t done it with oatmeal cookie yet. I have like 6 other versions but that sounds so good too. I’ll have to find that
Thanks so much!
Glad you are enjoying them