Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe

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If you need an easy, but delicious, go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies are just what you need.  The pudding mix in this cookie dough is like magic and makes every cookie perfectly soft, chewy, and fluffy!

One of my best friends, Nikki, blogs at Chef-in-Training.  She has some of the most delicious recipes ever, but is very well known for her pudding cookies

I don’t know how she does it, but she can whip up a new pudding cookie recipe like it is nobody’s business!  I have never tried pudding cookies and thought I should give them a whirl.

I asked Nikki what her favorite flavor was and she said she loves a good chocolate chip pudding cookie.

I decided to whip them up that afternoon.  Let me tell you, they were some of the softest chocolate chip cookies I have ever had!

Make them.  You won’t regret it.  You will be a pudding cookie lover before you know it!

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Tips and Tricks when making pudding cookies

The pudding mix is added to the recipe, unprepared, in its powdered form. This really is the secret ingredient for a soft cookie that will still hold its shape.

I used a medium sized cookie scoop for these cookies.  I like that they have a little character to them when you use a cookie scoop!  I also use a silicone baking liner to help to cook evenly and get crisp on the bottom but stay soft on the inside!

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Mix up your mix-ins

  • Milk, Dark, or Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Chocolate toffee bits
  • Green mint chips
  • Chopped pecans

The pudding makes them a little sweeter, so I would suggest using dark chocolate chips instead of milk!

These are honestly the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted, and I’ve eaten quite a few cookies in my day!  They come out perfect every. single. time.  The pudding mix in this cookie dough is like magic and makes every cookie perfectly soft, chewy and fluffy!

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Serves: 36

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and pudding mix. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
  3. Combine flour and baking soda and set aside. 
  4. Add flour mixture until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips. 
  6. Roll into 1" balls and place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or covered in a silicone baking liner. 
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.


soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



1119 cal


3 g


218 g


36 g
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60 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe”

  1. OK. Here's the thing. I'm from Australia and when you guys mention 'pudding' I picture a vanilla custard or a chocolate custard. Am I about right? Anyway, I'm sure I could get get something similar here, but I really do like to cook everything from scratch. Would this recipe suffice for the pudding component ? I'm currently searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for my boys and these look just about right (if I can get the pesky pudding thing sorted)
  2. Kelsey
    I just made this recipe the other day. They are fantastic! My family ate half the batch in one day. These cookies are super soft, yet they are firm enough to keep their shape. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This will be my new "go to" recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Better than the Nestle Tollhouse recipe that I usually make.
  3. These are the BEST Chocolate Chip cookies I have ever made!!!! The pudding has to be the key ingredient!! I ran out of vanilla extract so my tsp. of vanilla was a little off. To make it a full tsp I added a little of almond extract. You can taste a hint of it and it really tasted well with the chocolate chips. This is now my go to chocolate chip recipe. They are like little chocolate chip pillows. YUMMY!! I have loved everything I have made from this site so far. Thanks and keep the recipes coming.
  4. Is that rating correct?! I can't imagine people rating this recipe one star. I made these last week and my family LOVED them. We have a favorite recipe that I've used forever and this recipe beat it. Our house now has a new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe thanks to your website :). They were extremely soft and stayed that way until they were all devoured.
  5. There are not enough superlatives to describe how awesome these cookies are. I love love love them. They are soft and gooey (I like to slightly underbake them) and they do not spread the way that many chocolate chip cookies do with a high butter ratio. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Hello, I have a question about the pudding mix. 3.4 oz are about 94 grams. So I used about 2 1/2 packages. I am in Europe by the way. So I was wondering if your pudding mix is just bigger or the measurements are not correct. Can you please check it again. Thank you.
  7. It is always an Epic fail moment when I make cookies... But this recipe was amazing! Best cookies hands down! I have made them several times now and I have used butterscotch chips, white choc chips, dark choc and milk choc. And all taste amazing! Thanks!
  8. Kathryn Porter
    Try this recipe and let us know what you think: 1 box white cake mix 1 small box vanilla pudding 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup water Semi-sweet chocolate chips to suit your taste Mix cake mix and pudding mix together Stir in eggs, oil and water until mixed well Fold in desired amount of chocolate chips Drop by tablespoon on ungreased cookie sheet Bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes (adjust as needed according to oven) For a lower fat recipe, reverse the amount of oil and water (1/4 cup oil and 1/2 cup water) This recipe can be varied by choosing different cake mixes, pudding flavors, and stir-ins. The variations are limitless. My favorite variations are: white cake mix - pistachio pudding - pistachio pieces (sprinkle with powdered sugar when done) spice cake - vanilla pudding - raisin chocolate fudge cake mix - semi sweet chocolate chips cherry cake mix - peppermint chips white cake mix - white chocolate chips yellow cake mix - butterscotch chips - rolled oats
    • Hi Tammy, we have never made these cookies with sugar free pudding. So I researched it on the internet and it says that where regular pudding is used in baking that sugar free pudding does not work well as a substitute for regular pudding. Hope this helps!
  9. These cookies are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made/eaten. This is my 6th time making them, and they're perfect every time! Perfect flavor, perfect softness. I've tried a few substitutions with this recipe before, but they never turn out as amazing as when I make them exactly as written! You have a winner with this recipe!
  10. Danielle
    I just made these, I whipped the batter until very light and fluffy. Added 1 cup of cake flour with 1.25 cups of all purpose flour. My only issue I had making these was eating the batter (and not having enough chocolate chips.) I will be taking these to hungry police men after they cool, I'm hoping they are a huge hit. I could use the "brownie" points! **pun intended**
  11. Karen
    I am hoping someone can help me. I cook a LOT and bake a fair amount. However, the chocolate chip cookie is still my nemesis. Mine turn out nothing like the photo, no matter which recipe use. I have had friends make this recipe and they come out fluffy and beautiful. Mine spread and get thin, no matter what. Any advice???
    • These are probably our most favorite cookies on the blog. I just barely got a cookie scoop. I used to roll these cookies by hand. When you scoop them, they really look totally different after baking. Make sure your butter is softened to room temp, do not microwave. Make sure your eggs are large eggs. If your dough seems a little too sticky for some reason, you could always add an extra tablespoon or two more of flour. I'm hoping any of these tips will help you. Keep us posted, but the cookie scoop made all the difference in how they looked. I measured my cookie scoop and it's 1 1/4 inches across (where the dough would sit in the scoop).
  12. OMG thank you sooooo much for posting this. I use to make these all the time then I lost the recipe. My husband ask for these the other day and wanted to know why I don't make any more so I told him I lost the recipe so he huffed and said get on the net and see if you can find it. So thank you, you probably save my marriage lol
  13. I love these cookies & recently entered them at the Geauga County Ohio fair. I took 2nd place! They are so delicious. I like a thicker, more cake like chocolate chip cookie & these are the best I’ve ever made. I have also used different flavors of the pudding to change it up. (Banana & chocolate)
  14. These are so yummy! They taste EVEN BETTER when you freeze the dough first. I baked half the batch and froze the 2nd half for another day. You basically scoop them onto a plate and freeze them individually. When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven and bake them for 10 minutes! They were so soft and gooey, and the flavor really came out. Plus you can have cookies in 10 minutes when you freeze them ahead of time;-)
    • Hi Mea. We are so glad you loved the Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. They are one of our favorites. You might also like our Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars on SixSistersStuff. Here is the link - Have a great week.

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