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A plate of chewy chocolate chip pudding cookies with a glass of milk.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies with pudding mix are the softest, chewiest cookies around. They have golden edges, a delicious caramel flavor, and slightly gooey centers. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Pudding Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 160kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3.5 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix*
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugars until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • With the mixer on low speed mix in the pudding mix, flour, baking soda & salt. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips. I typically mix in 1 ¾ cups, and reserve ¼ cup of chocolate chips for dotting the tops of each cookie.
  • Form the dough into balls about 1.5 tablespoons in size. Place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake 1 cookie sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are just set.
  • Cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking tray, before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.


Use instant vanilla pudding mix, not cook & serve. Do not prepare the pudding first, just dump the pudding mix into the dough.
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Baked cookies can be frozen, then thaw in the fridge.
To freeze cookie dough, make the dough and form into balls. Place balls in a ziploc bag, and freeze. When ready to bake, bake from frozen. They'll take about 1 minute longer to bake. 


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg