Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

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Incredibly soft and delicious Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies will become the only cookie recipe you make. These cookies are award-winning! 

These Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies are award-winning cookies in my book. My sister-in-law, Christine, gave me this recipe the year Kale and I were married. So for 13 years they have been my go-to cookie recipe. 🙂 
Chocolate Chip Pudding cookies are delicious, soft and incredible. The vanilla pudding mix is the key ingredient and what gives them that final wow-factor. 🙂 
If my hubby could pick only one treat I make him it would be these pudding cookies. They are his absolute favorite. He begs me to make them all the time. I can bribe him with anything if I make him a batch of these. haha. No joke. They are so delicious, and in Kale’s and my opinion, the best cookies ever. Make them yourself and you’ll see why!

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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
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Serves: 30
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 small package (3.4 ounces) Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (11 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, or stand-mixer, add the butter, both sugars, pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until creamy and combined.
  2. Gradually add in the flour and baking soda to the mixture. Beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop batter by Tablespoons on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for only 8-10 minutes. (They may not seemed fully baked, but they are. Do not over bake!)
  4. Remove from oven and let cookies rest and cool on the cookie sheets. No need to transfer to wire racks.
  5. Serve with milk and enjoy these delicious devils! ♥


Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies


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  1. I made these last night at 9pm in a “I need chocolate now” kind of mood. These are amazing. Super moist and thick. They do not spread out as the bake. Will be making these again.

  2. I have made these lots of times and each time they turned out great!! I won 2nd place in a baking contest with these cookies! They are SO easy to make and are absolutely amazing!!

  3. OK, variation I just tried and has won everyone in the household: Use chocolate fudge pudding instead of the vanilla. I was out of the milk chocolate chips and used semi-sweet instead. Also added a dash of salt. Perfection for anyone in a gotta-have-alot-of-chocolate-now state. Next I’m trying a french vanilla pudding with dark chocolate chips thinking the sweetness of the french vanilla will nicely balance the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate. We’ll see!

    1. If you’re wanting some variation try making this recipe with Banana Cream Pudding and milk chocolate chips. It is seriously to die for! SOO yummy!!!

  4. My Mother and I make these often. I add white chocolate and they are amazing. I also try it with chocolate instant pudding mix and they are equally delicious!

  5. Hmmmm I have coconut pudding in the cupboard. I could try making ‘Mounds’ cookies using dark chocolate chips. I am feeling inspired!

  6. I love these cookies, the first time I made the, I didn’t have any baking soda so I used 4 tsp of baking powder instead. They spread well while still being thick and moist. I found my variation makes the cookies better next day instead of day of. My husband and everyone at his work loves them so much they have become slightly addicted. I get requests for them all the time.

    1. Lily, Bird’s Custard powder would be the closest substitute I can think of. You could try measuring 3.4 ounces of it using a scale.

  7. I have had a recipe like this for about 10 yrs. It used the semi-sweet chips but they make an excellent M&M cookie with the M&M Chocolate Mini Baking Bits.

  8. Followed recipe to a T. Delicious. While I was baking the batches Hubby was standing by the cookies that were cooling with a gallon of milk.

  9. These are perfection and are my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The recipe made 36 cookies for me. Will post a write up over at my blog next month. Thank you SO MUCH for the recipe!

  10. The pudding chocolate chip cookies were excellent. Pudding kept them moist. Awesome. Try some, you’ll like them.

  11. These cookies are absolutely mouth watering amazing!!! Wow! I had to walk away from the batch so I would stop eating them. Lol will definitely be my go to super moist chocolate chip recipe from now on! Thanks.

  12. Not only do these look delicious, I have made this recipe for years and know that they are delicious. I’ve never found a better recipe for chocolate chip cookies. They really are no fail if you have a hard time getting cookies to come out good like me!

  13. These are my new favorite cookie. I heart CC cookies and I never make them at home because my oven cooks too hot and I hate flat over cooked cookies. I decided to try these because the pics were to die for. They turned out perfect! So perfect I’ve made them 3 times in 2weeks. They stay soft and keep their shape. I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Made these today for my stepdaughters wedding. I can make any kind of cookie except for chocolate chip. My never turned out right. I figured I would give this a try. They are wonderful! My husband is very happy because I can make chocolate chip cookies now. Thank you!

  15. Holly, I made these cookies yesterday and they are great! What attracted me to your recipe was the photo and the pudding. I was not disappointed. The cookies came out exactly like your photo and they are so yummy! They are fluffy looking and tender, which is what I look for in a chocolate chip cookie. I also appreciate that you write just a little bit about your cookie, describing why it is special. You are honest :o) THANK YOU FOR MY NEWEST, FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE!

  16. Great recipe. I’ve been making cookies using a recipe very similar for the last 15+ years. My kids and I have fun coming up with different variations. We have used mixed berry compound butter with cheesecake pudding and white chocolate chips for a berru cheesecake cookie.. Add a 1/2 cup peanut butter and peanut butter chips for a great peanut butter cookie. Vanilla chips and green tea with pistachio pudding is a great combo. Chocolate pudding, dark chocolate chips and dried and marchino cherries are a great combo for black forest cookies. It really is one of those recipes you can totally play with.

  17. One of the easiest recipes I’ve made and very delicious. No wire cooling racks needed, no spatula either. I will definitely be making them again.

    1. I never pack my flour or spoon in flour. I do the scoop and sweep method. I scoop the measuring cup into the flour and sweep off the excess to level. Hope that helps!

  18. For anyone that is on the edge about trying these, literally just do it. These are the best cookies I have ever made in my entire life, and everyone I know loves them. I make these for every event: my family, my in-laws, and my friends devour them and beg for me.


  19. I made these with butterscotch pudding and butterscotch chips. The store only had the cook and serve kind not the instant. I tried it anyway and it worked fine. Maybe not quite as puffy but still delicious. Thought I would post in case anyone only had cook and serve in the cupboard. Go ahead and use it. It works fine.

  20. Oh so wonderful…melt in your mouth cookies!!! will be making again and again…this recipe is a keeper!!! Easy to make and grandkids will love them : )

  21. My husband is an instructor in the navy, and we make this recipe for every student that goes through his classroom. these cookies are so well-loved and have delighted hundreds of sailors over the last few years. Thank you for the most delicious cookie recipe on the internet!

    1. That is so awesome to hear that you make these cookies for your students 🙂 That is really amazing. Thank you for letting me know and for your kind comment!

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