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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

These chocolate chip pudding cookies are soft and thick with a very slight crisp on the outside. They’re thick and very chocolatey, and will be your new favorite cookie!

chocolate chip pudding cookies

I’m a big fan of unique cookie recipes! We’ve tried so many fun ones here beyond regular chocolate chip.

Recipes like cotton candy cookies, apple pie cookies, Nutella stuffed, apricot cookies, butterscotch popcorn, and even bacon chocolate chip.

It’s really easy to make cookies and not too much of an effort to experiment with a new flavor. In the past, I’ve made some chocolate pudding cookies – though it was a long time ago.

While they may not be the craziest cookie ever, I was excited to try something that was new to me: vanilla pudding in cookies.

SO . . . I’m happy to share this chocolate chip pudding cookies recipe!

vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies

What is the benefit of making chocolate chip cookies using pudding? They’re softer and more moist than regular chocolate chip cookies.

It’s hard to explain, but they’re more delicious too. You’re going to use pudding mix (not already made pudding) and the results – I promise you that you’ve never had a cookie like this before!

SO – I guess it is unique.

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best cookies ever. They hold true for most recipes. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Are you looking to make the tastiest cookies ever? I’ve got some tips for you. Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods. Scoop the flour, then scrape off the excess with a knife.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

chocolate chip cookie recipe with pudding

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies.


  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3.4 ounce instant vanilla pudding (1 box)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided

Equipment Needed

These cookies are very soft and will be done in 10 minutes, even if they seem like they aren’t.

chocolate chip cookie recipe with vanilla pudding

Keep these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

chocolate chip cookies with pudding mix

These would be delicious at a bake sale! Get the printable recipe for these cookies below:

Yield: 24 cookies

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies

These vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make! They're naturally soft and will be a baking staple in your home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding (1 box)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.Preheating the oven
  2. Beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on high speed until light and creamy, at least 3 minutes.Butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar in a clear glass bowl
  3. Cream in the pudding mix, and then stir in the eggs and vanilla. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes more.Egg and vanilla added to the pudding cookie batter
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, and baking soda. Gradually add to the wet mixture until just combined.folding the dry ingredients into the pudding cookie batter
  5. Fold 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips into the batter with a spatula, until fully combined.chocolate chips folding into the batter
  6. Scoop out about 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie and place on the cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Press down the remaining chocolate chips on top of the cookies.Cookie dough on the baking sheet with chocolate chips pressed into the top
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to set and cool.Pudding cookies with chocolate chips baked on a cookie sheet


You don't need to chill the dough for these cookies because they don't spread too much.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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If you love these chocolate chip cookies using pudding, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other cookie recipes:

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