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Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve baked a lot of cookies in my days, but one of the first cookie recipes I remember baking is Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are so easy and everyone loves them, including me. The cookies are super soft and turn out perfect every time. The vanilla pudding mix does it’s magic to create one delicious chocolate chip cookie.

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on The BEST soft chocolate chip cookies! Everyone LOVES these cookies!

I don’t know why I haven’t posted this recipe sooner, it really is a family favorite. Every time I make and eat these cookies I remember making a mess in the kitchen when I was a little girl. I didn’t always clean up my mess, either. Oops! Once I had a few spoonfuls of dough and a warm cookie oozing with chocolate, I was done. Luckily, my dad was a good sport and cleaned up after me. I think he was just happy I was interested in baking, something I learned from him.

If you enjoy soft chocolate chip cookies, you have to try Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies. The secret ingredient, vanilla pudding, makes these cookies extra special and extra tasty. I am sure they will become a favorite cookie in your home as well. Enjoy!

Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone 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 chocolate chips.

3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

If you like these Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies, you might also like:

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
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234 Responses to “Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 25, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    I’ve never made cookies with pudding but they look good!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 25, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    My aunt used to make cookies with pudding when I was little and they were so good! These look fabulous!

  3. Rosa — March 25, 2011 @ 3:59 am

    Those are interesting! I bet they taste wonderful.



  4. Lesley Lifting Life — March 25, 2011 @ 4:06 am

    I love the addition of vanilla pudding, I can only imagine how that would bring them over the top … mmm!

  5. Katrina — March 25, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    Awww I love when baking simple recipes like this can bring back such fond memories. So cute.

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 25, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    they look awesome, Maria!

  7. Blog is the New Black — March 25, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    What a great idea!

  8. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — March 25, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    OH how I love soft cookies! These look wonderful.

  9. Pudding cookies are so fun!! The kinda of thing I would have lived on when pregnant 😉

  10. Theresa — March 25, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    Pudding in cookies? Genius! I’ve never heard of that before but I LOVE soft chocolate chip cookies so I’m definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing Maria!

  11. Lynn — March 25, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    My sisters and I used to make a version of these all the time also. We always loved them. I agree they are so good!

  12. yes! i was trying to decide what to bake for dessert for a picnic hike i’m going on tomorrow. these look totally delicious, i can’t wait to try them!

  13. brandi — March 25, 2011 @ 6:30 am

    oh my gosh, these are my FAVORITE cookies of all time! I love how soft they are from the pudding :) This is actually one recipe (or similar) that I have NOT posted on my blog yet because it’s so close to my heart – I haven’t wanted to share! :)

  14. Jenny Flake — March 25, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    LOVE pudding cookies, I can practically taste these, yum!

  15. Tracy — March 25, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    One of my best friends makes her chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding, and everyone always loves them! I agree these cookies are amazing!!

  16. megan @ whatmegansmaking — March 25, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    I make something similar in bar form and they are the best chocolate chip cookie bars ever! Seriously :)

  17. EatLiveRun — March 25, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    I’m intrigued by the pudding in these! They look really yummy!

  18. Jess Wakasugi — March 25, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    My favorite all-time chocolate chip cookie had pudding in it, it just does something magical to the dough! Love it!

  19. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — March 25, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    What a great idea! I will have to try these!

  20. Erica — March 25, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    owww- I think I actually have some pudding mix buried in the cabinet. I’ve never heard of a cookie of this variety- looks like fun!

  21. Angie-Bigbearswife — March 25, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Pudding Cookies?!?! Yum!! Ok they just sound wonderful an I have not even tried them yet! Putting them on my “MUST BAKE” list!

  22. natalie (the sweets life) — March 25, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    I’ve made these before–I LOVE the texture it gives to the cookies!

  23. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. These were one of the first posts I ever wrote at my own food blog back in 2009 (with a lil more sugar and some added cinnamon but basically the same: ), and it was a fun reminder to go back, look at that post (with all of its terrible photography as I learned what to do with a camera!) and see how far I’ve come. But I’ll always love these cookies, no matter where I go from here! (And congrats on your photos looking beautiful!) The thing I always love about these cookies is that the pudding totally combats the chocolate-chip-cookie’s natural tendency to slide down to a flat pancake in the oven. They’re always thick and gorgeous when they come out of the oven! Thanks for reminded me to make some this weekend!

  24. Adam — March 25, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    These look awesome, a few months ago I would have turned my nose up at using instant pudding in my cookies. But then I tried these:
    and have since been converted. I’ve been looking for another cookie that has both vanilla pudding and high praise, and I think I’ve found it. Definitely a must try :).

  25. Karly — March 25, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    These are one of my favorite cookies! So soft and yummy!

  26. Kaitlin — March 25, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    Love, love, love this recipe!

    I never cleaned the kitchen when I first started baking, but my mom got mad at me one time and now I’m a complete neat freak 😛

  27. These look so soft and fluffy! Great cookies. I’ll have to try these soon.

  28. Tracey — March 25, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    I’ve heard great things about pudding cookies but never tried them. Thanks for sharing, they look great!

  29. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 25, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    These look so good! Yum!!

  30. Ni — March 25, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    They are good! I made them with pistachio pudding mix for St. Paddy’s day.

  31. Kelley — March 25, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    I still love making these. They’re so yummy and they’re great frozen too. Maybe we’ll make them together again some day.

  32. Amanda — March 25, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    These look perfect, Maria! Can’t wait to try these pudding cookies :)

  33. Lucy @ The Sweet Touch — March 25, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    These remind me of the oh so delicious Soft Batch cookies, every once in awhile I get a craving for them and nothing else will do!

    Ok, bookmarking yet another recipe!

  34. Feast on the Cheap — March 25, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Umm, somehow I don’t think I’ve ever had pudding cookies – pudding cake, definitely, not cookies tho. Will have to rectify that ASAP!

  35. Lora @cakeduchess — March 25, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I can’t remember the last time I had a pudding cookie! They look so moist and perfect:)

  36. Shaina — March 25, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Love the addition of the pudding. As a chewy cookie lover, I’ve always wanted to try it.

  37. Sara — March 25, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    I use instant vanilla pudding to add to cupcakes to make them super moist. These cookies look great, I’ll have to try them!

  38. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — March 25, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    Sounds really delicious! Saving this recipe for the next time my grandkids visit.

  39. Rachel (S[d]OC) — March 25, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    Oh my. You just jogged a memory for me. In college I used to make a double-chocolate cookie that was made with chocolate pudding mix. It always guaranteed perfect, soft rich cookies. You inspired me to go hunt for the recipe – or perhaps try the vanilla version instead!

  40. These cookies look amazing. I have never tried pudding cookies, but I think I am sold on this recipe!

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