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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”

  1. I saw these this morning and wanted them for breakfast! Yummmm!!!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 27, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    girl you have OUTDONE yourself! love these cookies so much!

  3. The Hungry Housewife — August 27, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    Totally pinned this one Maria!!! I love me some banana pudding!

  4. Joanne — August 27, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    I’ve actually…never had banana pudding! But since I love all other banana desserts I’m fairly certain I’d love these!

  5. Yum! I may try these with chocolate chips since I am not a white chocolate fan.

  6. Carla @ Carla's Confections — August 28, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    Wow these cookies just look like too much fun!!! I love the pudding addition :)

  7. JulieD — August 28, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    First of all, I love banana pudding and second, a cookie within a cookie…this looks amazing!!

  8. Aggie — August 28, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    I love banana pudding! These look perfect Maria!!

  9. Kelly — August 28, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    These sound absolutely amazing!! Can’t wait to try these this weekend :)

  10. Kara — August 28, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    These sound fantastic Maria! My boys love banana cream pie, so I need to surprise them with these after school one afternoon. :)

  11. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 28, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Banana pudding is hit or miss for me. Sometimes it’s just too banana-y, but I would totally be all over these cookies.

  12. Paloma — August 28, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I always make my chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding mix! Found it in Allrecipes a while ago and it became our favorite “chocolate chip cookie” …. looking forward to switching it a little bit with banana pudding mix!

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  15. adam @unorthodoxepicure — August 29, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Looks divine!

  16. Amanda — August 29, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    My niece would go bonkers for these, she’s a banana pudding addict! :)

  17. Nikki@ Chef in Training — August 29, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Wow! These look and sound wonderful! Thanks of including a link to my Cake Batter Pudding Cookies! Pudding cookies are the absolute best, any variation of them and yours sound perfect!

  18. Shaina — August 29, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I love pudding cookies. These are so much fun with the Nilla Wafers in them!

  19. Yummmmm!!! These sound like a great cookie flavor for my family!!

  20. Sara- The Rockin' Oily Momma — August 29, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Oh my that sounds yummy! I am the only one in my house that will eat dessert with fruit it seems.

  21. Lisa | With Style and Grace — August 29, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    These cookies are so fun, what a creative recipe!!

  22. Jackie — August 30, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    Hi Maria

    Can I refrigerate this batter overnight before baking.

  23. Kristi — August 30, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Just made these and they are very yummy!thanks for sharin the recipe!

  24. nest of posies — August 30, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    these look amazing. i swear everyone in the south will love this recipe! banana pudding is considered a staple around these parts. đŸ˜‰


  25. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — August 30, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    I feel in love with your pudding cookies when you posted the chocolate chip ones, and these are just as wonderful looking! I LOVE banana pudding.

  26. Kari@Loaves and Dishes — August 30, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I love banana puddin’ and I love cookies. What a terrific recipe!

  27. Michelle — August 31, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    I was wondering if anyone had used Butterscotch Pudding Mix, intead of the other choices & if so….How did they turn out??
    It was just a thought that I had…why couldn’t Butterscotch Pudding work as affetively as the others????

    Would love some feedback! Thanks Everyone & I love this site…helps mealtime become so less daunting!!

    Michelle -:)

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  29. Peggy — September 2, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh my goodness! These sound like heaven =)

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  31. Angie — September 3, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Just made these cookies, and they are so good! My whole family loves them.

  32. Kristi — September 3, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    Just finished making these cookies for a function tomorrow. They are Delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe

  33. Sandra — September 4, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    These were easy and tasted amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
    The flavour really came through.

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  35. michelle — September 5, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these look. I love your vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies and I have been yearning for banana pudding lately, even bought some a few weeks ago. These are going to be made soon!

  36. Karista @karista's kitchen — September 7, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Maria these cookies look delish! One of my fave flavors is banana and now I can’t wait to make these cookies. My family are cookie fanatics! Probably because I don’t bake very often. :)

  37. jamie — September 8, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    thank you so much for sharing this! i already tried them and the whole family really enjoyed them. next time, i’m going to try them with half the white chip amount though, as i find white chocolate pretty sweet. but other than that… perfect!

    i’ve tried pudding cookies before, and they’re fine and all. but this is much better. i noticed that your flour/butter/pudding mix ratio is different, and i’m guessing that’s why. you truly are the cookie queen. high fives!!

  38. Angela — September 10, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I was so excited to make these but I will be honest when I did I was disappointed. There were two things I did not like: 1. The fake banana flavor that the pudding produces 2. They were just way too sweet. I love sweet but between the brown sugar, granulated sugar, sugar in the pudding mix, sugar in the wafers and sugar in the chips it was even too much sweet for me. Now this was my first time making pudding cookies. I have made pudding cake. So I am wondering if I used vanilla pudding with mashed bananas to help with the banana flavor and then eliminate the granulated sugar if that might solve my problem or do you think real bananas would make the cookie just fall apart? I am a big fan of your recipes by the way and I am sure this is just personal taste on this one. Thanks.

    • Two Peas replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

      Sorry you thought the cookies were too sweet. You can play around with the recipe and try adding bananas if you wish.

  39. Becky — September 18, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    These are fantastic! read somewhere else that you were experimenting with pudding recipes. Pistachio pudding has always been a favorite of mine…. :)

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