Banana Pudding Cookies

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!
5 from 6 votes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package banana cream instant pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips


  • 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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  1. It’s Natl Banana Lovers Day today – perfect timing! I made banana bread with pudding mix in it – I have to try these cookies next. All kinds of favorites rolled into one with these! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is perfect, considering that it’s banana lovers day. I’d like to try it, using strawberry flavour if that would work. (banana pudding isn’t available in Australia)

  3. Ooh these look lovely! We don’t really eat lots of pudding in the UK so these never would have even occured to me!

  4. Banana is my favorite flavor pudding! I’ve got to try the whole pudding-in-cookies idea! They look incredibly melt-in-your-mouth soft, Maria! The wafer copies on top are such a cute little add-on too!

  5. Great recipe! Hmm, I love that you added banana cream instant pudding! Great idea! I can only imagine how wonderful they taste!

  6. Well, I love the vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies, and I love banana pudding, so I know I will love these! YUM! If only I had access to banana pudding mix…:(

  7. My kids adore banana-flavored anything. I’ll bet they’d be pretty excited to find a couple of these in their lunch boxes.

  8. Literally banana pudding in a cookie! I love it! I’ve put pudding mix in bread before and I LOVE what it does to the flavors. I bet its just awesome in cookies

  9. I love banana flavored anything….and I agree pudding always keeps cookies so soft which is what I love in a cookie. Nice job!

  10. Like so many out there, banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts! Beautiful thinking putting it all up in a cookie!

  11. I’ve actually…never had banana pudding! But since I love all other banana desserts I’m fairly certain I’d love these!

  12. These sound fantastic Maria! My boys love banana cream pie, so I need to surprise them with these after school one afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Banana pudding is hit or miss for me. Sometimes it’s just too banana-y, but I would totally be all over these cookies.

  14. I always make my chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding mix! Found it in Allrecipes a while ago and it became our favorite “chocolate chip cookie” …. looking forward to switching it a little bit with banana pudding mix!

  15. Wow! These look and sound wonderful! Thanks of including a link to my Cake Batter Pudding Cookies! Pudding cookies are the absolute best, any variation of them and yours sound perfect!

  16. Oh my that sounds yummy! I am the only one in my house that will eat dessert with fruit it seems.

  17. these look amazing. i swear everyone in the south will love this recipe! banana pudding is considered a staple around these parts. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  18. I feel in love with your pudding cookies when you posted the chocolate chip ones, and these are just as wonderful looking! I LOVE banana pudding.

  19. I was wondering if anyone had used Butterscotch Pudding Mix, intead of the other choices & if so….How did they turn out??
    It was just a thought that I had…why couldn’t Butterscotch Pudding work as affetively as the others????

    Would love some feedback! Thanks Everyone & I love this site…helps mealtime become so less daunting!!

    Michelle -:)

  20. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these look. I love your vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies and I have been yearning for banana pudding lately, even bought some a few weeks ago. These are going to be made soon!

  21. Maria these cookies look delish! One of my fave flavors is banana and now I can’t wait to make these cookies. My family are cookie fanatics! Probably because I don’t bake very often. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. thank you so much for sharing this! i already tried them and the whole family really enjoyed them. next time, i’m going to try them with half the white chip amount though, as i find white chocolate pretty sweet. but other than that… perfect!

    i’ve tried pudding cookies before, and they’re fine and all. but this is much better. i noticed that your flour/butter/pudding mix ratio is different, and i’m guessing that’s why. you truly are the cookie queen. high fives!!

  23. I was so excited to make these but I will be honest when I did I was disappointed. There were two things I did not like: 1. The fake banana flavor that the pudding produces 2. They were just way too sweet. I love sweet but between the brown sugar, granulated sugar, sugar in the pudding mix, sugar in the wafers and sugar in the chips it was even too much sweet for me. Now this was my first time making pudding cookies. I have made pudding cake. So I am wondering if I used vanilla pudding with mashed bananas to help with the banana flavor and then eliminate the granulated sugar if that might solve my problem or do you think real bananas would make the cookie just fall apart? I am a big fan of your recipes by the way and I am sure this is just personal taste on this one. Thanks.

    1. Sorry you thought the cookies were too sweet. You can play around with the recipe and try adding bananas if you wish.

  24. These are fantastic! read somewhere else that you were experimenting with pudding recipes. Pistachio pudding has always been a favorite of mine…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  26. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you very much for sharing!

  27. 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!!!

  28. 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!!!

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing them!

  39. 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.

  40. 5 stars
    These are literally my favorite cookies of all time! They are so soft and flavorful. You just wouldnโ€™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!

  41. 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

  42. 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.