Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

We just got back from the mountains in North Carolina late Sunday night. We spent most of the week up there with my sister-in-law and her better half. We had such a blast. We spent most of the vacation skiing and snowboarding, and watching True Blood reruns. My son was glued to the Nintendo 3DS we got him for Christmas, trying to master all of his games. When we could tear him away from it, he was having fun on his skis too. I was so proud of him, he got on the chairlift on the last day, and made it down the big hill, going way faster then I was actually comfortable with him going. But I bit my tongue and nervously watched him zip down the hill with ease.

pudding cookies

Before we left, I made these cookies to take with us. They are just simple chocolate chip pudding cookies. The pudding in the cookie dough makes them stay moist for a long time, perfect for traveling. We enjoyed these cookies with lots of hot chocolate by the fire in our little cabin at night.

cookies on blue plate

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Yield: Serves 6

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

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1 cup butter, 2 sticks
1 cup sugar
1 (3.9 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla pudding mix and vanilla extract. Mix well. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to cookie dough and mix until just combined. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl and mix again. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined.

Chill cookie dough in the refrigerator about 1 hour, enough that it is pretty firm. Scoop by the tablespoon on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the edges, Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

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  20 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies”

  1. Tanya — January 8, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Interesting that they have pudding in them. I have never heard of a pudding cookie. I will have to try these out sometime for my son.

  2. Paula - bell'alimento — January 8, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Can I have a dozen please …

  3. tijuana (po' man meals) — January 8, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    i need to make my hubby and kids day today by making these fantastic looking cookies! these look so good!

  4. Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 8, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    So glad you had a good vacation. Pudding cookies are my favorite!

  5. Pudding cookies are the best!

  6. Marissa — January 9, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    The ingredients call for one box of vanilla pudding and some chocolate chips, but the instructions mention vanilla and butterscotch pudding and butterscotch chips. Which one is correct?

    • Angie — January 9, 2013 @ 9:07 am

      I just corrected, thanks for pointing that out!

  7. [email protected] — January 9, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    Angie, that is a brilliant idea! I’m certainly going to have to try this!

  8. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 9, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    I didn’t know the pudding would keep the cookies, soft, I have to try that. Glad you had a great trip, sounds fun!

  9. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 9, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Genius! Love these, Angie!

  10. I need to make cookies. And I need to try this pudding in the batter thing!

  11. Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 9, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I have yet to try the pudding batter thing too — need to!

  12. JulieD — January 10, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Sounds like a fun trip, Angie!! So glad you had fun! These cookies look awesome!!

  13. mmmm! I love pudding cookies and your look so delicious!

  14. Anonymous — April 2, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    sounds yummy!! 2 sticks of butter is alot esp w/the pudidng. Has anyone tried 1 stick ? Are they still yummy ? Thanks !

  15. Nicole — April 29, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    I make these often! They are delicious and stay super moist. Thanks for the recipe…found it on Pinterest!

  16. How many cookies does this recipe make? — May 15, 2013 @ 3:37 pm
    • Angie McGowan — May 15, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

      should be 36

  17. stefeeb — May 15, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    Thank you Angie 🙂

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