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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. SGT Kerry Stafford — November 19, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    My mom sent me these in care package (I’m in the Army, currently in Afghanistan) and they are delicious! Thank you so much.

    • Two Peas replied: — November 19th, 2012 @ 9:21 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed the cookies. Thank you for your service to our country! Take care!

  2. Caro — December 5, 2012 @ 12:53 am

    I just found your blog the other day and decided to try these cookies since I’m a huge fan of banana pudding. I was a little unsure if I’d like the banana pudding in them since I’m not usually a fan of the artificial banana flavor. However, these are fantastic! I will definitely be making these again :)

    Thank you very much for sharing!

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  4. Ashley — January 6, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    These sound delicious; can’t wait to try variations on the pudding idea :)

  5. Jen P. — January 16, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I made these over the weekend for a bbq and they were GONE in a flash! Huge hit!!! Thank you for a great keeper of a recipe!!!

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  9. Lacey W. — July 7, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I linked these in my blog post today! I modified your recipe into a ‘healthier’ version… but, instead of them turning into your banana pudding cookies, they turned into more of a ‘banana bread cookie’ and that is what I call them now. They’ve been a big hit at my work and my 6 year old even loves them!!! Thank you for your inspiration and fabulous recipes!!!

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  11. Allie — July 29, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Wowzer, found these on pinterest, and they are SO good!

  12. Inga — July 31, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Made these and they are excellent. Only thing is the cookie pieces got lost in the dough and I will use less white chips or less sugar, a little too sweet. Will try other pudding combinations cuz they are so easy

  13. Judy — November 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    Just finished making and taste tested. OMG!!! So fabulous. Thank you for sharing

  14. Patrice — January 22, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    I’m not a white chocolate in cookies fan, but combined with the banana flavor, using them this way worked great. My husband is taking them to work to share. Too bad they won’t have milk there because they’re super sweet, and milk to wash it down seems perfect.

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  16. Shanda — April 1, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    Do you think it would work if I used cooked pudding mix? Can’t find banana instant pudding mix here for the life of me!

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  18. Jen — August 15, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    Just made and these are delicious!! Bringing them to my Grandmoms 90th cookie swap themed birthday party and I’m sure they will be a hit!

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  20. Jamie — June 18, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

    I made these wonderful cookies, Bananas Pudding cookies. I was curious if they have to be refridgated or if I could leave them out. If anyone’s knows.

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  22. brenda poplin — October 18, 2015 @ 7:55 pm

    Can you freeze these?

  23. Jennifer — November 21, 2015 @ 9:17 am

    I made these a few weeks ago and loved them. I’m attempting a Pumpkin Pie version this morning. The plan is to substitute vanilla pudding with a generous spoonful of pumpkin, pumpkin spice chips, and crushed ginger snaps. Wish me luck!

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