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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.

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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:

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216 Responses to “Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 133
    Ashley — June 1, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Also, I will be using half the chocolate chips if I decide to make these again. I had a feeling that 2 cups would be WAY too much and it certainly was. Normally I use a little 1 cup of chocolate chips for 2 dozen cookies, but I decided to follow this recipe exactly.

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    Ashley — June 8, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    I baked them for 12 minutes at 350. They turned out VERY thin as well which could have also contributed to them falling apartso easily when you picked them up. Maybe I will try making the cookie a little bit bigger. I used a small cookie dough scoop instead of a normal sized one because that’s all I had other than a spoon. I think that might be a problem too. They did taste really good though!

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    Jinny — July 13, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    As a young 18 year old, the kitchen is not exactly my scene, but I’ve been making these cookies for everyone, school and church. They love it and so does my 8 year old brother.

    Best cookies I’ve ever had. The vanilla pudding mix is magic. Thank you so much!

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  7. 136
    Jan Statler — August 1, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    Yum……..these are a family favorite. They stay soft if you have them long enough to store!!!

  8. 137
    Peggy — August 8, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    I’ve made cookies with vanilla pudding before and they truly are some of the softest cookies I’ve ever had! These look great =)

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  11. 138
    Candice — September 3, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Have you ever made a chocolate cookie base version using instant chocolate pudding? I was thinking of making chocolate peanut butter cookies. Thanks.

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  15. 139
    Manasi — September 15, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    This is my weekend project with my son! I do so want to make these :)

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  17. 140
    Ravan — September 25, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    I made these cookies for my husband this weekend, and he declared they were the best chocolate chip cookies he has ever eaten-even better than his MOTHER’S!! Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • Two Peas replied: — September 25th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

      Wow, that is a compliment:) Glad the cookies were a hit!

  18. 141
    Meghan — September 27, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    These cookies are excellent! They taste like Chewy Chips Ahoy without the trans fat. :)

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  21. 142
    NRS — October 30, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    These are so so so delicious! My son declared them the best chocolate chip cookies ever! We also love the butterscotch pudding triple chip cookies. Your cookie recipes rule!

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  29. 143
    Nikki Wagner — January 16, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    My youngest son and I just made these cookies. They are awesome. I was leary about putting pudding in cookies mix but if pudding can make a cake more moist it has to do the same thing for cookies and trust it does!!!!

  30. 144
    Cathy — January 21, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    These cookies are worth making! Chewy & delicious. My family said they were addicting. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  33. 145
    David — February 18, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    best recipie out there try adding 3/4 tsp almond extract and their amazing my wife and i love them!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 18th, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

      I will have to try that! Thanks!

  34. 146
    Yoko — February 21, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    A colleague made these cookies and shared some with me at lunch time. These are such a wonderful change from the regular old worn out chocolate chip cookie recipe! They are my new favorites! Thank you for posting this recipe!

    • Two Peas replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      Glad everyone liked the cookies!

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  38. 147
    Andrea M — March 7, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    I just made these and they are one of the most delicious cookies I have EVER eaten! Made them with 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 peanut butter chips….SOOOOOO GOOD!

    • Two Peas replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

      We love these cookies too! Will have to try them with PB chips!

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    Patty — May 11, 2013 @ 12:31 am

    I made these as part of a gift package for my mom, mother-in-law, and grandma for Mother’s day and oh my are they amazing. I have yet to give them to my g-ma or mother-in-law but my mom was so absolutely loved them. The pudding gives them a very unique and welcomed texture and they are sweet but not too sweet! This one is going into the recipe folder for sure.

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