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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.

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234 Responses to “Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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  2. Holly — January 31, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Hate to leave this here but couldn’t find an email address to contact you at about this. Just thought you should know that Sweet Nothings Desserts on Facebook is using your image of the cookies on the plate as her own, she cropped out your table cloth and watermarked her name over the image. You can still tell the pictures is the same as above. Just about any clear crisp picture on her page you can google the name of the item and the picture pops up with a link back to a blog where she is taking them from. You are one of MANY she has done this to.

  3. Two Peas — January 31, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Thanks Holly for the heads up! I appreciate it.

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  8. Dana — May 2, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    I made 3 batches of these for a party last week and people could not eat them fast enough! One guy ate 7 in row and made himself a plate to go. I usually never eat what I bake but the next morning, I ate 3 for breakfast. They were still soft and smooth the next day!

    Wonderful cookie!

  9. Beth — May 10, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    Have you seen the cookie and cream miniatures from Hershey’s?!? They come in milk chocolate and cookies and cream too. I’m going to cut some up and put them in this recipe tonight. Yum!!!

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  11. CAROLEE — May 23, 2012 @ 7:54 pm


  12. Ashley — June 1, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Are these cookies supposed to be REALLY soft even after they are cooled overnight? I made these yesterday and I have to be careful when picking them up because they are SO soft and break apart super easy. I actually had to refridgerate them so they would harden up a bit, but even after taking them out of the refridgerator and letting them sit out for a while, they go right back to being extremely soft again. Normally when I make home made chocolate chip cookies, they are not like this. Not sure if I did something wrong or if it is because there is vanilla pudding added? I followed the instructions exactly :/

  13. 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.

  14. Two Peas — June 1, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    They are supposed to be soft, but they hold together just fine. Did you bake them long enough?

  15. 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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  17. 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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  20. 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!!!

  21. 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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  24. 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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  28. 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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  30. 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!

  31. Two Peas — September 25, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

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

  32. 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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  35. 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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