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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding

Chocolate chip cookies with pudding are a fun dessert to make. Once you get a hold of one, they are hard to put down. The cookies, made with instant pudding, are a family favorite.

Chocolate chip cookies with pudding are an easy dessert to fix. And once you get a hold of one, they are hard to put down.

Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 13 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies, Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About This Recipe

  • This is a very easy and straightforward recipe.
  • Adding instant vanilla pudding gives the cookie a rich flavor.
  • The pudding makes the cookies soft and chewy because of the cornstarch in the pudding.
  • Instant pudding will add a subtle flavor boost to the cookies.

Ingredients

For this recipe, you will be digging into your pantry items.

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

The recipe and printable instructions with measurements are listed below.

Chocolate chip cookies with pudding are an easy dessert to fix. And once you get a hold of one, they are hard to put down.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Add the softened butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add the brown sugar and cream together.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla to the mix.
  4. Add the vanilla pudding powder. The pudding adds a creamy, rich flavor to the dough. It’s not overpowering but delicate enough that you can gently taste the light vanilla flavor. You will notice that the dough thickens pretty quickly after you add the pudding. It will be thick dough, but it will be nice and chewy.

5. Next, add the flour to the mixture.
6. Add the baking soda and salt and mix.
7. Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the mixture. At this point, the batter will be pretty thick. I personally like it when they thicken up like this; they are easy to scoop onto the cookie sheet.
8. Scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet, about two inches apart, and bake for approximately 13-15 minutes. The instant pudding keeps the cookies from spreading too much.

Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding are perfect for baking year round. They make great gifts for teachers and friends at Christmas time.

Substitutions and Variations

  • You can easily switch out the pudding flavors in this recipe. Try them with butterscotch, vanilla, or lemon-flavored pudding.
  • Switch out the chips for butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon to spice things up a little.

Make Ahead Tips

  • Make the chocolate chip pudding cookies a day in advance and refrigerate the dough until you are ready to use it.
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls and freeze until you are ready to bake them. Let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking, or they will not spread out much.

Leftovers and Storage

The cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week.

More Delicious Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies with vanilla pudding are a delicious treat. The instant pudding cookies are an easy recipe to make and a great gift to give away.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding are a tasty dessert to fix. Once you get a hold of one, they are hard to put down. The instant pudding cookies are a fabulous treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Add the softened butter and white and brown sugars to a bowl and cream.
  2. Next, add the eggs and vanilla and mix together.
  3. Add the instant pudding and mix together.
  4. Then, add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
  6. Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 13-15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Miz Helen

Monday 13th of August 2018

These awesome cookies need to be in my cookie jar! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Hi Miz Helen! Thank you, you're always so sweet!!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Mmmml I love pudding cookies and how soft they stay!! Plus chocolate chip cookies are always a win!!

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 11th of August 2018

Thanks, Kelly!!

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