Banana Pudding Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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Banana Pudding Cookies on plate

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! 🙂

Banana Pudding Cookies

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!

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Banana Pudding Cookies

Soft banana pudding cookies with white chocolate chips and vanilla wafers. These cookies taste just like banana pudding!
4.48 from 71 votes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    1. I used french vanilla pudding and threw in a banana! SO delicious! The kids and hubby raved and the banana helped keep it moist…SO good!

  3. 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!

    1. That’s a good idea
      To have a cookie recipe swap theme party
      Especially if you’re running out of ideas for a gift for a birthday party.

      You could even do a favorite book swap too

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Has anyone else actually made these? I went by the recipe and these were way too salty, and no I did not add more than the 1/2 tsp the recipe calls for

  7. 5 stars
    My mother and I stopped at a bakery a couple of years ago. They had banana pudding cookies to sample. We were hooked. As soon as we got home, I googled banana pudding cookies and this recipe came up. They were even better than the bakery ones. They were a hit with everyone we shared them with also.

  8. I made these theyre pretty good, but, now im not a baker so lol. But you just dumped in The banana pudding mix right? Thats what i did, i didnt make pudding i dumped the mix right in from the box, i was wo dering if you made the pudding it didnt say too, and my cookie mix is kinda thick, thats why i was wondering if it was just the mix or you made the pudding first lol.

  9. 5 stars
    These are my go-to recipe when I want to impress someone or make “thank you” cookies. They get rave reviews and taste amazing raw or cooked. 🙂 Thanks for sharing them!

  10. 5 stars
    I didn’t follow instructions completely but the cookies were delicious. Banana cookies are now my oldest daughter’s favorite cookie. I always wanted to use pudding in cookies but never got around to experimenting. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  11. 5 stars
    These are literally my favorite cookies of all time! They are so soft and flavorful. You just wouldn’t expect cookies made with a pudding mix to be THIS good but they really are! Whenever I need to impress someone with my baking skills, I use this recipe!

  12. I have never written a review for anything in my life. But these cookies are to-die-for!! So easy! I used white chocolate chip macadamia nut and some coconut with a light pineapple glaze. Perfection

  13. 5 stars
    This cookies are truly amazing. One of my husbands favorite desserts is banana pudding so I figured I would give this recipe a try. We both loved them a d so did everyone else who tried them. My cookies did not spread so I just pushed them down in the middle with the next batch. Problem solved. Thanks for sharing.

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I am curious about recipe development. Did you take a pre-existing cookie recipe and add the banana pudding mix? Or did you have to take out some of the flour to “make room” for the pudding mix? Thanks again!

  15. 5 stars
    I’ve made these cookies 10 times this month and they are a huge hit! I omit the vanilla wafers, use salted butter and cut the salt added to a pinch. These are super easy and taste great!

  16. 5 stars
    My 14yo son and I do a cooking with mom “thing” on his TikTok. We just made these. So easy and delicious! All his friends want the recipe to make them with their moms!

  17. Good afternoon thank you for that banana pudding cookie recipe I made 51 cookies off that batch they came out so good and delicious I made the dough on Saturday night 4-23-22 and I bake some on Sunday 4-24-22 I’m going to use that recipe when I go to my children house and different invites.

  18. As a caregiver, my every minute is at a premium, & I’ve been leaning more toward bar cookies in recent years to save time. Have you tried using this to make bar cookies instead of individual drop cookies? If so, are there any recipe adjustments necessary? I’ve had good luck with a number of recipes, but I’m always looking to add a new one to the mix, & I don’t have anything similar to this one. Unless I hear from you that it doesn’t work, I might try when/if I have the chance. If I do, I’ll be back to share results here.

  19. 5 stars
    I have two family members that have to eat gluten free, so I substituted Annie’s Bunny Graham cookies for the vanilla wafers. They do make g-f vanilla wafers, but they are really dry. This worked perfectly.

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