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Banana Pudding Cookies

I’ve always been a fan of banana pudding. Creamy pudding, vanilla wafers, bananas, and whipped cream, Mmmm! Such a comforting classic dessert! I decided to take banana pudding and turn it into a cookie. I am always dreaming up new cookie recipes:)

I wasn’t sure if my idea would work, but these Banana Pudding cookies taste just like Banana Pudding. If you put on a blind fold and took a bite, I bet you would think you were eating banana pudding. Ok, well the texture is a little different since it is a cookie, but the flavor is spot on! :)

To create the Banana Pudding Cookies, I added a package of Banana Cream Pudding mix into the cookie dough. I love using pudding mixes in cookies because the pudding keeps the cookies super soft. If you like soft cookies, make sure you try my Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Pudding Cookies.

The Banana Cream Pudding gave the cookies the perfect banana flavor. You can’t have banana pudding with out vanilla wafers, so I added chopped up vanilla wafers into the cookie dough too! They added a nice little crunch and brought the banana pudding flavor to life. I stirred in white chocolate chips for the sweet whipped cream flavor.

If you are a banana pudding fan, you HAVE to make these Banana Pudding Cookies. Get your banana pudding fix in cookie form!


Banana Pudding Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Soft banana pudding cookies with white chocolate chips and vanilla wafers. These cookies taste just like banana pudding!


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package banana cream instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped vanilla wafer cookies
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.

2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the vanilla wafer cookies and white chocolate chips.

3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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105 Responses to “Banana Pudding Cookies”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 27, 2012 @ 3:20 am

    It’s Natl Banana Lovers Day today – perfect timing! I made banana bread with pudding mix in it – I have to try these cookies next. All kinds of favorites rolled into one with these! Yum :)

  2. holly — August 27, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    This is perfect, considering that it’s banana lovers day. I’d like to try it, using strawberry flavour if that would work. (banana pudding isn’t available in Australia)

  3. Kerry @ Kerry Cooks — August 27, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    Ooh these look lovely! We don’t really eat lots of pudding in the UK so these never would have even occured to me!

  4. Banana is my favorite flavor pudding! I’ve got to try the whole pudding-in-cookies idea! They look incredibly melt-in-your-mouth soft, Maria! The wafer copies on top are such a cute little add-on too!

  5. Great recipe! Hmm, I love that you added banana cream instant pudding! Great idea! I can only imagine how wonderful they taste!

  6. DessertForTwo — August 27, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    Wow! My favorite dessert turned into a cookie! You’re a magician! Can’t wait to make these :)

  7. Memoria — August 27, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Well, I love the vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies, and I love banana pudding, so I know I will love these! YUM! If only I had access to banana pudding mix…:(

  8. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 27, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    These cookies are speaking my language!!! Love them, Maria!

  9. Cookin' Canuck — August 27, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    My kids adore banana-flavored anything. I’ll bet they’d be pretty excited to find a couple of these in their lunch boxes.

  10. Cookbook Queen — August 27, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    This is one of the best cookie ideas EVER!!! I LOOOVE banana pudding!!

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 27, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    What a yummy flavor combo!

  12. Ashley — August 27, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Banana pudding AND vanilla wafers in a cookie? I don’t even know what to do with myself.

  13. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — August 27, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    What a great idea! I love all your cookie recipes :)

  14. keisha — August 27, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    These cookies look sooo great! Love this idea!

  15. These cookies look great!

  16. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — August 27, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I love the chopped ‘Nilla Wafers! Inspired!

  17. TidyMom — August 27, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    I need to make cookies for a fundraiser………..I think I just found my cookie!
    thanks Maria!

  18. Cathy @ Noble Pig — August 27, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    So cute with the Nilla wafers I’ve only done banana w/choc chips but I love the pudding idea.

  19. Stephanie — August 27, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    I’ve got to try adding pudding into my cookies one of these days. Thanks!

  20. Tracey — August 27, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    What a fun idea Maria! Nilla wafers are one of my favorite treats, I haven’t had them in ages.

  21. Minnie(@thelady8home) — August 27, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Wow lovely! The cookies look really great.

  22. HeatherChristo — August 27, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Maria, you had me at pudding.

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  24. Marian (Sweetopia) — August 27, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Wow! I *need* to try these!

  25. Erica — August 27, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Literally banana pudding in a cookie! I love it! I’ve put pudding mix in bread before and I LOVE what it does to the flavors. I bet its just awesome in cookies

  26. Deliciously Organic — August 27, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Banana pudding and cookies rolled into one? Brilliant!

  27. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 27, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I love banana flavored anything….and I agree pudding always keeps cookies so soft which is what I love in a cookie. Nice job!

  28. Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — August 27, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Love these! I’ve never tried pudding in cookies before, but I think I’ll have to!

  29. xq — August 27, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    oh yum!

  30. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction — August 27, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    These look delicious. How interesting that the only banana flavor comes from the pudding mix.

  31. natalie@thesweetslife — August 27, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    i absolutely love banana pudding!! Behind ice cream it might be my favorite dessert! Naturally, must try these soon :)

  32. marla — August 27, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    LOVE bananas, pudding and cookies ~ these look GREAT Maria!

  33. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 27, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    These cookies will be so fun for my kiddos to whip up! Thank you, Maria!

  34. Jennifer — August 27, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    What a yummy idea!

  35. Cassie — August 27, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Fabulous recipe, Maria! I adore pudding cookies.

  36. Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 27, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Like so many out there, banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts! Beautiful thinking putting it all up in a cookie!

  37. Jamie | My Baking Addiction — August 27, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    These are pure genius, Maria! I love the addition of vanilla wafers.

  38. Carol | a cup of mascarpone — August 27, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    These look awesome!!!

  39. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 27, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I love your props in these photos! The yellow swirly straw is so cute :)

  40. shelly (cookies and cups) — August 27, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Ooh, these sounds so fun! Love the Nilla Wafers in them!

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