Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – One of my absolute favorite cookie recipes! The BEST pudding cookies that are gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside….every bite is perfection!

double chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pudding

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! These pudding cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies! They are SUPER soft and taste absolutely delicious. I love my cookies with a little crunch on the outside but gooey in the middle. These double chocolate chip cookies have the perfect texture and truly melt in your mouth. Seriously they are the best e-v-e-r.


chocolate chip cookies with pudding

One of my friends made this chocolate chip cookies recipe for a church activity a few months ago and I was so happy when she shared the recipe with me. I’ve made them numerous times since then and they get better every time! The pudding makes the double chocolate chip cookies extra soft and completely irresistible. Trust me when I say these are the best chocolate chip cookies!

best chocolate chip cookies

Pudding Cookie Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cream together the 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. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Line baking sheet with baking mat and then spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake pudding cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. You want the center to look a little underdone. Let sit on pan for 2 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - One of my absolute favorite cookie recipes! The BEST pudding cookies that are gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside....every bite is perfection! 



  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix (dry)
  • 2 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 2.25 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (could also substitute for dark chocolate chips or more milk chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Cream together the 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. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Line baking sheet with baking mat and then spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake the pudding cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are set. You want the center to look a little underdone. Let sit on pan for 2 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk! 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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190 comments on “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 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. 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. Those look wonderful. Thanks for posting and I can’t wait to try them.

  4. Angela @ Another Bite Please Reply

    wow these look so good….love the combo of white & chocolate chips.

  5. 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!

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

  7. Just featured the recipe on my Friday Finds post! These look great! Thanks for sharing!

  8. 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.

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

  10. Just baked the cookies and we give them two thumbs up! They are dangerously delicious! ;)

  11. I also love your cookie recipes and look forward to following you. I hope you will take a moment to check out my Cookie Bouquet recipe on my blog: I’m a grandmom that loves to bake cookies for grandkid hugs.

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. June Grosswiler Reply

    U have some neat things

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

    • 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

  18. I just made these yesterday, they were AWESOME! I featured them on my blog, thanks for posting this great recipe!!

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  20. 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.

    • 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!

  21. 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?

    • 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! :)

  22. what type of flour did u use?

  23. these were absolutely amazing!!!! made them yesterday & will definitely be making them again :)

  24. 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…)

  25. These look great

  26. Oh my… just made these and I LOVE them! Cannot wait for the fiance to get home to try!

  27. I can’t wait to try these. I always loved my recipe and have not tried too many others. I think this will beat mine hands down

  28. 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 :)

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

  30. I don’t personally like white chocolate, but my boys and husband said they are really delicious :)

  31. Made these and took them to work and everyone loved them. They are so moist and soft. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Has anyone made these with gluten free flour? If so, how did they turn out.

    • 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! :)

  33. 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 :)

    • 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!

  34. 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.

    • 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! :)

  35. 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!!

  36. 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.

    • 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! :)

    • I added pecans to mine and they were soo good.!

  37. how many were you able to make with these ? I’d love to make them for my boyfriend’s birthday ^^

  38. just wanted to know , could you substitute the vanilla pudding for the chocolate?

  39. Our family LOVES these cookies!! My daughter has Celiac Disease so we use gluten free flour but they are still so delicious! Quick question though….How many cookies does this recipe make? I am planning on making them for my daughters 2nd grade class this week.

    • I’m glad your family loves these! It’s good to know that they still taste yummy gluten free. Sorry this is a little late, but these cookies usually make about 2 dozen!

  40. I can’t print any of your recipes and they look so good. Can somebody help?

  41. I have made these cookies several times now and they are now our favorite, everyone comments on how good they are. Curious if you have ever made them in bar form? I was thinking of trying it, I’m just not sure what size pan and for how long. thanks!

    • Your comment made my day Debbie! I have never made these in bar form, but I’m sure it would work great! Definitely let us know if you give it a try, I’d love to know how it turns out! :)

      • I baked them in a 9×13 pan for about 25-30 minutes. They turned our great. Just liked having the option of making them in bar form for when I’m short on time. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  42. Omg this look delicious! I’m definitely trying this recipe this week! Just you use dark brown sugar or light brown sugar?..:)

  43. These are amazing!  First time I can say I liked eating the baked cookie as much as eating the chocolate chip cookie dough!

  44. They were soo good. I didn’t have chocolate chips on hand just the white chocolate chips the first time I made them. Sooooooo delish! I’m planning on making a double batch tomorrow as we speak!

  45. I was just wondering if using milk chocolate chips mixed with the white chocolate chips makes the cookies overly sweet for someone who doesn’t usually like things that are too sweet? have you ever tried semi sweet chocolate instead of milk? thanks!!

  46. Hi,

    These look delicious, question though about the instant vanilla pudding mix. 
    I’m from Belgium and I want some clarification.

    The pudding mix, if you make normal vanilla pudding do you make it with warmed up milk? or with cold milk?

    We have this:



    I’m thinking the second one. Cold preparation

  47. You don’t need the pudding mix. Use 2 tbsp. cornstarch instead. I’ve done this with cakes, cookies and brownies for years. Yup, that’s my secret…out of the bag now :)

  48. Love to seeing this Great cookies post. Please continue inbox me more recipes. I like cookies most.  Will be grateful to make some soon. 

  49. Emz & Fancy Nancy Reply

    We made these today… But realized last minute that we had butterscotch pudding mix…. Instead of vanilla… Awesome mixup!
    Thanks for sharing!

  50. “Line baking with baking mat and then spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet”

    LOL… trying to figure out what you meant here!

    • Sorry for the confusion! I line my cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper and then add the cookie dough by spoonfuls on the baking mat. Hopefully that makes more sense! :)

  51. I made these today and they are the best cookies I have ever made.  Thank you for this wonderful recipe.  I didn’t have vanilla pudding  in the house…so I used coconut instant pudding and they came out perfectly.  It is only a subtle difference and you can barely taste the coconut flavor.  I also used the salted butter.   Thanks again!!!!

  52. Just put them in the oven! Im making them for my class. Im really looking forward to trying them out, also hoping for my math class to pick them for are business thingy . Thanks for puting the recipe on here!! C:

  53. Hi. I was just wondering, how many cookies does this recipe make? 

  54. Ever since I made a batch of cookies with pudding mix in it, I’ve been hooked! lol! These are so decadent! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  55. How many cookies does this recipe make? We are having a large group over, and these look AMAZING! Would love to make them for our guests. Just wondering if a single recipe will be sufficient, or if I might need to double it. Thanks :)

  56. Not impressed with this cookies,to much of a flour taste,will not make again.

  57. What do you mean by a baking mat? How does parchment paper work?

  58. How many cookies can you make with a recipe like this?? Like would it be enough to make 30 cookies?

  59. How many cookies does this recipe make it does not say?

  60. Can I use a different flavor of pudding when I make these?

  61. how much time does this take

  62. These are the best cookies ever!!!!! I made them yesterday and usually I only like cookies warm from the oven but these are just a delicious the next day!! My new favorite cookie recipe! :) Thanks so much for sharing.

  63. Hello!
    I was really excited to find a new cookie recipe that seems different than so many others you find online. I tried making these last night but for some reason my cookies began to burn within 5 minutes or so. I am not sure where it went wrong! I did not have the baking mat but I used parchment paper. I was also wondering if maybe the butter was not soft enough or if maybe I had a little too much flour. Can you please give any suggestions so I can try them again. I will not give up on making these cookies!


  64. Hello! I tried making these cookies a few nights ago and they burned within the first few minutes. I am not sure if that is because I did not use a baking mat or if I added a little too much of something. Any thoughts or suggestions as to why they burned so fast?


    • Hi Angela! I haven’t had a problem with these burning before, I’m sorry you had trouble with that! Next time I would try lowering the temperature, reducing the time, and cooking them on a baking mat. :)

  65. How many batches of cookies does this recipe make? I can’t see it anywhere.

  66. Jennifer Cooley Reply

    I am an avid baker and love to whip up anything in the kitchen. I am a proud mother of 4 and have 2 stepchildren. I love spending time with my honey relaxing in front of the television. 

  67. Louise Hardison Reply

    OMG! The cookies on this page look really delicious. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

  68. I have made these cookies from your above recipe soooooo many times after finding it on Pinterest! It’s my go-to and everyone who has ever had one gushes over them. Thanks for making me look good.

  69. Hey , I found this on Pintrest and thought I HAVE to try these .. thin coincidentally,  a friend at work made them, these exact cookies and I fell in love . I learned from her that it is best to use margarin because butter will make then spread . I’m making them today with a friend of mine and I’m excited to see if I screw up or do an awesome job. 

  70. hi,  how large do you make the cookies. Do you drop them by one measured Tablespoon or use a certain size cookie scoop? Thx

    • We just used a couple of tablespoons from the utensil draw – one to make a scoop and the other to push it onto the cookie sheet. :)

  71. Can u use any flavor pudding? Like for instance pumpkin spice 

  72. These are my go-to cookie recipe! The only changes I make are to cut down the white sugar a bit, only use 3/4 cup of butter, and mine have to bake for about 11-12 minutes. Every time it makes around 40 cookies on the smaller side. Thanks so much for the recipe, they are without a doubt my favorite cookies to bake (and eat!)

  73. Hi I just made these and folled your direction to the T and they are wonderful so yummy~crisp around the edges and soft and chewy on the inside! This will be remade at our house for sure~ thankyou for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  74. Ok just made these today and they are sooo 😋 yummy. I didn’t have vanilla pudding and only had lemon so I used it. Super good and soft. Definitely a keeper recipe… thank you

  75. I have been making this fabulous recipe for 33 years now. For variety, you can use an chocolate instant pudding mix instead of vanillapudding to get a yummy chocolate chocolate chip pudding cookie. It’s good too!

  76. I love the flavor, but my cookies came out flat. I hate that! How can I make it fat like yours?

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      My first thought is maybe your oven temperature is running a little high or your house temperature is kept cooler than mine. Usually the “shock” of the drastic temperature change is what makes them spread thin so fast. :)

  77. Have you tried with a chocolate pudding mix instead just curious as I am a huge chocoholic.

  78. I want to make this for my jis, can’t wait!! 

  79. Paulette Penix Reply

    Can I use sugar free pudding?

  80. I learned about the pudding, back in 1996, and alot of people absolutely love my cookies, I call it my secret ingredient!!! I’m a little shocked to see someone else doing the pudding. It makes a Huge difference.

  81. Just made these!! They’re very soft and delicious!!! Will definitely be baking them again!!

  82. I made these and they were really good!!! I had to send them out to dinner with my friends so that I  wouldn’t eat the whole container!!! ♡ Next time I make them, I’m
    going to use a mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips!!! Thank you for the recipe! :)

  83. I just made these and let me say WOW!!!! I am an avid baker and always trying different chocolate chip cookie recipes looking for the “perfect” one, and this is it! I always have pudding, but today I only had chocolate but I tried it anyway. The outcome was the softest cookies ever. Ooey, gooey, goodness. This will be the only recipe I will ever use again.THANK YOU😙😍💖💟

  84. I have a brand new oven but even leaving the cookies in longer than called for they’re still raw. I use a dinner teaspoon to drop them on the pan. Could that be the problem? Too big? Also, I have insulated cookie sheets. Another possible reason they don’t cook?

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      It could be that your oven temperature isn’t correct – do you have an additional, independent oven temperature gauge? And yes, a dinner teaspoon is usually quite larger than a measured teaspoon, and insulated cookie sheets can also cause cookies to need more time baking. :)

  85. I usually use stick butter. Should it be room temperature or is that too soft? I feel like that may be why my cookies always turn out so thin. 
    I appreciate any suggestions!

    • Sometimes room temperature is too soft – depends on how warm your house is! Yesterday, I got out a stick of butter and in less than hour, I could smoosh a third of the thickness of the butter down easily with one finger, so it was ready. :)

  86. That looks very yummy. We definitely have to try to make them.

  87. What kind of flour?

  88. After seeing your FB video tutorial for these, I knew I wanted to give it a shot. I have to report back that these are fabulous. Thanks so much for the great recipe.

  89. Hi! I’m making these for a children’s party and they sound AMAZING. My only question is about the pudding mix. All we have at home is Cook&Serve, and I don’t want to have to search Walmart later tonight for instant. Will it work the same? Or will it turn out different because they’re different types of pudding mix?

    • Hi Felicity! It will definitely turn out differently, I haven’t tried it with the cook and serve and from my understanding it won’t work out. :(

  90. For those wondering if you can make these with different flavors of pudding,  the answer is yes! I have tried them with chocolate as well as with Mounds chocolate bar pudding mixes. They are yummy everytime. My husband won’t let me make any other kind of chocolate chip cookie now! 

  91. Love this recipe! I have made them 4 times now! The first two times I made it with just the vanilla pudding; the third time I used French Vanilla (YUM!); and this time I am using the chocolate fudge pudding mix and they are so fudgey and delicious! This is a great recipe that I come back to again and again and will continue to do so!

  92. I doubled the batch on these and added pecans—-yummy! So soft and delicious! Just so you girls will know, I live in the country quite a ways and when I went to the cupboard to get my pudding it was cheesecake flavor instead of vanilla! Well, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, so I opted to use it rather than drive 8 miles to the grocery store! They are great-so if you have to improvise-SOMETIMES it works! LOL

  93. Gail Plaskiewicz Reply

    I’ve got to try these yummy looking cookies! I’m thinking I could switch up the puddings and use like banana or another kind that would go with chocolate. My mom would love these and so would my sisters. Thanks for the great recipe and I love your site!

  94. I made these once and they are fabulous. My question is, can you add walnuts without ruining the softness?

  95. Good afternoon, can I use chocolate pudding in place of vanilla?

  96. I made these this a.m. Made 4 doz. +3 cookies… Took 12 minutes in my oven….. Good tasting for sure!

  97. These were absolutely delicious!!

  98. These cookies were absolutely delicious.

  99. My go to cookie recipe! Amazing!

  100. Wow. These are so good. I made them with chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. Super yum!!!

  101. Jacque Hastert Reply

    I’d have to double the batch, because these wouldn’t last long!

  102. These are one of the best cookies we’ve made! So delicious and disappear fast!

  103. The directions say to mix the flour, baking soda and baking  powder together but baking soda isn’t listed as an ingredient. Do I add it? If so, how much? These look yummy can’t wait to try them!

    • Hi Maurine! It is 1 teaspoon of baking soda in addition to the baking powder! It accidentally got deleted when we switched recipe cards, thanks for catching!

  104. This looks like the perfect cookie!

  105. These would disappear in our house!

  106. In the ingredients it only list 1 tsp of baking POWDER, but in the directions it says to mix the baking soda and powder. Do we use both? if so, how much of each?? Thanks!

    • Hi Emily! It is 1 teaspoon of baking soda in addition to the baking powder! It accidentally got deleted when we switched recipe cards, thanks for catching!

  107. Kimberly Marsteller Reply

    I just made this dough. In the list of ingredients you don’t have baking soda. But you have it in the actual recipe?? I have them chilling without baking soda!😖

    • Hi Kimberly! I’m so sorry. It is 1 teaspoon of baking soda in addition to the baking powder! It accidentally got deleted when we switched recipe cards. I’ve added it now! :)

  108. OMG! Look great! And I bet they taste incredible!

  109. WOW! These cookies look quite delicious!

  110. These look delicious! I wish I can grab one right now!

  111. These are, in my opinion, the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had and made and I’ve made lot of different recipes trying to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie and I’ve finally found it! I will never use another recipe again! Thank you so much!

  112. Connie Holsinger Reply

    Hi, the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies look so good. I want to make them but I was just wondering how much flour is 2.25 cups? Is it 2 1/4 cups? Thank you.

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