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Pudding cookies have to be one of my absolute favorite cookies! They are SUPER soft and absolutely perfect. I love my cookies with a little crunch on the outside but gooey in the middle. These double chocolate pudding cookies are sure to win some friends over. ;) Seriously they are the best e-v-e-r.

Double chocolate pudding cookies recipe

Double chocolate pudding cookies


  • 1 cup margarine (or butter) softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3.4 oz pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (could substitute for more chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in pudding mix (dry) and vanilla.
  3. Beat in one egg at a time.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Then slowly stir into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Line baking with baking mat and then spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

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63 Responses to “Double chocolate pudding cookies”

  1. Adele

    Well this is pretty much the best thing ever! I want one right now! Definitely have to make time to bake these. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Francesca

    Oh my gosh that is totally not fair. I get bigger hips as I drool over that stack-o-sinful cookies…oh how I WANT!

    And, you have AMAZING photography on this site….kudos!

  3. Gina

    Well you know- I may have to give those a try. Hubs has been begging me to make my regular choc chip cookies that he loves so much. But I am ready for something new. These may be it for me. Thanks!

  4. OneMommy

    Oops! Had a little helper hit the button before I was ready… Those look delicious! Definitely got to get the husband to make those!

  5. Nikki

    These cookies look amazing, and I like mine nice and soft inside, too. I think I have everything I need to make them, so I might just have to try them this week.

    Tracey at Girls to Grow linked to this post, and that’s how I found it.

  6. Summer

    I made these last might and they were fantabulous! They were very soft and gooey! This recipe is another keeper!

  7. Lisa

    I’m going to make these cookies tomorrow and i was curious, do you use unsalted or salted butter? Thanks!

  8. Heather

    Hi Jamielyn. I haven’t used pudding in a cookie recipe before, sounds really good! I’m going to try these for sure. I make a lot of gourmet cookies and CC is still my favorite. I saw this recipe was pinned a lot on Pinterest. Congrats!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe and have a sweet day!

    • Jamielyn

      Using pudding in recipes makes them so delicious! It’s like using sour cream or applesauce to make them moist and fluffy! Yum! :)

  9. Jessica

    How many cookies does this make? (Sorry if this question shows twice……when I submitted it the first time, it never showed up)

  10. Joan

    I couldn’t sleep so am up too early and ran across you cookie recipe! Picking up granddaughter today and yes we are going to make these cookies! Thank you and God bless.

  11. cathyo

    Really!!!! A full cup of butter is correct? The pictures look awesome and I love cookies with pudding in the mix. I have another recipe with pudding but it uses oatmeal and they are wonderful. I just made these and, the flavor is great but they fell flat. After cooking the first pan, I refrigerated the dough for an hour and added another 1/2 cup of flour but to no avail – they still were as flat as a pancake. If I make these again I think I would cut the butter in 1/2. Any suggestions? Oh, I did double the recipe which means a full pound of butter!

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Cathy! Yup- 1 cup of butter. Only on special occasions do I make these. ;) I’m wondering if the butter was too soft. If I accidentally melt mu butter of soften it too much they will fall flat. The butter needs to be soft, but not flat. Also, you could try taking out some of the butter and see if that helps. Let me know how it turns out with less butter. :D

  12. Erin

    Well, I just tried making these. Followed instructions to the letter, but my dough was very gluey, which gave me gluey cookies as opposed to gooey ones. I usually use shortening instead of butter, but I tried butter with this. I think that might be where I had trouble. Or I didn’t pack the flour enough and had less than needed… I don’t know. I usually make the Nestlé recipe on the back of the bag to great success (using shortening of course). They taste okay, but not great.

    • Jamielyn

      Hey Erin! Sorry you had trouble with the recipe, they have always turned out great for us. I’m thinking that either the butter was too melted or there was not enough flour added. It could be an issue with humidity or altitude depending on where you live. But I would try adding a little more flour next time. Happy baking!

  13. Carol

    These look great! Besides vanilla, have you ever tried any other flavor of pudding? I don’t have vanilla pudding on hand but I do have chocolate. Would that be too much chocolate flavor?

    • Jamielyn

      Mmmm, I haven’t tried it with chocolate pudding, but if you are a chocolate lover I’m sure it would turn out great! You’ll have to try it and let us know! :)

  14. Erin

    I’m a bit of a choclate chip cookie connoiseur and these are awesome! I used 1 cup of milk choclate chips, 1/2 cup of white, and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet. I was kind of bored of my previous cookie recipe and fits the bill now! Next time I’m going to swap out some all-purpose flour for whole wheat – always adds a little bit of nuttiness. Its a keeper! (now if only that Orange Zucchini Bread from some other site turned out as well…)

    • Jamielyn

      I’m glad you liked these Erin! I am always looking for new chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one is one of my go to’s! :)

  15. Joey

    These are my first pudding cookies, but definitely won’t be my last! Love the texture! I only added mini m&m’s to this, in place of the other chips-yum! Thanks for the recipe :)

  16. Kayla

    I made these cookies and took them to work and everyone absolutely loved them! Very moist! Love this thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn

      I’ve never made them with gluten free flour, but I’ve heard you can substitute it in cookies just fine. It is a 1:1 ratio, so you would use 2 1/4 cups of flour! Let us know if you end up trying it! :)

  17. Heather

    This is definitely my new cookie recipe. They are so soft and tasty. I made a couple of substitutions. I used jello sugar free white chocolate pudding (1 oz). I also used milk chocolate and peanut butter chips. The dough was a little dry, so I added a little bit of water. I chilled it between baking batches to make it easier to use in my cookie scoop. Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks for leaving such a nice comment Heather! I’m glad these are your new cookie recipe! :) Yum, the peanut butter chips would be delicious too…I’ll have to switch it out sometime!

  18. Courtney

    These are good! However, I just made them and my dough seemed a little dry and clumpy.. any suggestions? This is my first time ever making cookies from scratch.

    • Jamielyn

      You may have used a little too much flour…everyone measures flour differently. Next time I would add a little less flour and make sure that your butter is softened to room temperature! Good job making your first batch of cookies from scratch! :)

  19. Aubry

    Just finished making a batch and they came out delicious!! Perfect winter treat! The vanilla pudding mix gives the cookies a nice texture!! Thank you!!

  20. Ann

    Jamielyn, these looks devine. Have you or any one of your responders tried adding nuts to these? I think pecans would be a great addition. Thanks.

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks Ann, these are some of our favorites! I haven’t tried adding nuts to these since my kiddos aren’t big fans of nuts…but I think it would really delicious if you added pecans in. Let us know how it goes if you try it! :)