Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

How, as a food blogger can I have failures making something as simple as a chocolate chip cookie? Shouldn’t chocolate chip cookies be one of the easiest things to make? Sometimes I’ve struggles because I had butter instead of shortening, or I halved the recipe to save the cookies and it didn’t work out. But this recipe is fail proof I think.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I first had chocolate chip pudding cookies when my friend Ali was my roommate. I never got the recipe from Ali, unfortunately.But I found another recipe and these cookies are seriously perfection.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

This is my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe now and I have made these many times. I make them when I want a chocolate chip cookie, when I need to take cookies to the neighbors, whenever.

The vanilla pudding mix (you don’t make the pudding – just add the mix) adds another dimension to these cookies giving them more flavor and making them more moist. So good. Inspired by this recipe from All Recipes.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a mixer beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl.
  3. Add in pudding mix, eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl (medium sized) combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture while running the mixer.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop cookie dough in tablespoon sized balls onto a pregreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake cookies about 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and set
  9. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on sheet for 2 minutes.
  10. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Enjoy these cookies with a big glass of milk!

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies


  1. Josephine G · · Reply

    I have been putting pudding in my chocolate chip cookies for years. I find that the instant french vanilla works perfectly.

    1. I usually just grab plain vanilla, but french vanilla sounds great! Thanks!

  2. How they must taste with chocopate pudding mix!

    1. I bet they would taste fabulous! I’ll definitely have to try that sometime!

  3. catherine · · Reply

    how did u think to use pudding mix? seems so creative!

    1. I wish i could say i came up with the idea, but One of my roommates in collage made chocolate chip cookies with pudding mix and I got the idea from her. So tasty though!

  4. Joselyn · · Reply

    this a good a recipes cause i ry them all

  5. Cindy W. · · Reply

    Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips is amazing, too!

  6. I made two batches of these cookies over the weekend and they turned out great. For the second batch I used gluten free all purpose flour (plus zanathan gum) and pistachio pudding mix. My niece has celiac and she really enjoyed them. There was no real difference between the two in terms of texture or taste. I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. The pistachio pudding mix was just to change things up a bit.

  7. Martha Roggenbaum · · Reply

    I used a similar recipe (butterscotch pudding and a mix of butterscotch, white and chocolate chips)….everyone wanted the recipe, The pudding really makes these moist and chewy!

  8. I use a slightly adapted version of this! I love using pudding in my cookie recipes. Great photos!

  9. these look so amazing!! I need to try them. I need a good chocolate chip cookie recipe :)

    1. These are some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies ever! You should definitely try them out!

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