My Go-to Cookie Recipe: Pudding Cookies

I always always always keep a few boxes of vanilla and chocolate instant pudding mixes in my pantry. Why? because it is so endlessly versatile! I use it mainly for the chocolate cake recipe I previously shared and this recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever have. period. It's a super quick, easy and tasty treat that is sure to please everyone at any special occasion, because they really do turn out perfect every time.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1 package instant pudding mix*
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups add-ins*
*favorite combination - chocolate pudding and white chocolate chips // also a favorite - vanilla pudding mix with white chocolate chips AND craisins* try them both!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir flour and baking soda and set aside. In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together butter, brown and white sugar. Beat in pudding mix until well blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly add in the flour mixture, mix together using a fork or spatula until well incorporated. Then mix in the chocolate chips or any other add-ins you'd like.
Line your baking sheets with parchment paper, and drop 1-inch size cookie dough spaced out evenly, and bake for about 8-10 minutes.


  1. I stay away from making cookies because they NEVER turn out good. This might just do the trick ;)

    1. I hope you'll give them a try, you are going to LOVE them! xo

  2. These look so good! And your pictures are awesome, as always. :)

    1. thank you...as always :D I love your all comments, they make my day!

  3. Made these today for my new neighbors Megumi. Thanks for the great recipe. I can't believe how nice they look!

    1. Kara, thanks for the comment and feedback! I am so glad that you liked them :) I would love to follow your blog as well, if you could send me an invite~ meguchan23 [at] gmail [dot] com - Hope you are doing well!