Nothing says love like these pillowy Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies for the cookie lover. This easy recipe is made with vanilla pudding for soft and light cookies.
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For this special Cookies for Kids’ Cancer event (more on that below), I’m sharing my favorite cookie of all time. To me, nothing says love like a homemade chocolate chip cookie. I know some people love crisp cookies but I prefer the soft pillowy types.
These cookies are perfect for that! Pudding cookies create a delightfully soft texture that is hard to resist. Even the dough has a bit of extra silkiness that can make it hard to not sneak a few bites!
- brown sugar
- white granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- instant vanilla pudding mix
- all purporse flour
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
Pudding cookie variations
- Instead of chocolate chips, you can swap for white chocolate or butterscotch. You can also use sprinkles which can easily be changed to match any holiday!
- If you like, you can change the flavor of the cookies by changing the pudding used. Just take note that the color of the cookies will change based on the pudding used.
- For an extra festive look, roll the tops of the cookie dough balls in extra sprinkles
- For room temperature butter and eggs, remove them from the fridge about 2 hours before you plan to begin making the cookies.
- Only use instant pudding! The reason you only want to use instant pudding in this mix is because it won’t set right if you use the ready to cook pudding variety.
- Keep the cookies in an air tight container to keep them soft and eat within 2 days for best taste.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner so you can remove the cookies with ease.
Tips for cooking with kids
Here are some tasks children can help with when making pudding cookies:
- Measure flour, baking soda, and sugars
- Pour ingredients into stand mixer or bowl
- Turn on hand mixer, stand mixer, or help beat mixture with a spoon
- Scooping cookie dough onto cookie sheet
Older children could also help with:
- Removing cookies from tray to cool
See here for more tips on cooking with kids!
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- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine the butter, both sugars, vanilla, and instant vanilla pudding together in a large bowl. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Mix in eggs and beat until just combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture into the rest of the dough, beating after each addition.
- Add the chocolate chips and beat just until chocolate chips are mixed in.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to drop cookies 2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Let sit in pan for 2-3 minutes until the cookies have slightly cooled and set. Then cool on racks.
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
This is the third year for our Valentine’s event for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now.
With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, and personally knowing several families whose children have battled cancer and some who have lost their children to cancer, I knew this was an event I wanted to be a part of.
Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal BUT you can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!