These double chocolate chip cookies are incredibly soft and fudgy, thanks to the addition of pudding mix! These chocolate pudding cookies will have you coming back for seconds.

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The only thing better than a chocolate chip cookie is a double chocolate chip cookie. And the secret to these soft cookies is instant pudding mix! It creates an incredible and unique texture for soft, fudgy cookies. If you haven’t tried it, you’ll be amazed at the results! Don’t worry, it’s super simple. You don’t even have to prepare the pudding. You just stir the mix right into the batter!

How to Make Pudding Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of pudding mix should I use? You’ll need a 4-serving box of chocolate instant pudding mix for this recipe. I used Jello brand pudding but any brand will work just fine. Do not use cook and serve pudding. It must be instant pudding.
  • Do I need to make the pudding first? No, do not prepare the pudding. Simply add the dry mix to the cookie dough. You do not need to add milk. Ignore the instructions on the box!
  • How do I tell when the cookies are done? It’s a little tricky since these are chocolate cookies. Give the pan a gentle shake. If the cookies jiggle, they’re not baked yet. I also recommend moving the oven rack to the top middle position (in the top 1/3rd of the oven) to ensure that the bottoms don’t burn before the cookies are set. The cookies will be fragile until they cool, so I recommend letting them cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

How to Freeze the Dough

If you want to freeze the dough, I recommend using a cookie scoop to divide it into individual cookies then seal it in a freezer bag. You can freeze it for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to enjoy the cookies, remove the dough from the freezer and place the cookies on a baking sheet. Add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.

Variations and Mix-Ins

Feel free to get creative with mix-ins! I’ve made these with toffee pieces and they were delicious! You could also make them with white chocolate chips or a combination of white chocolate and dark chocolate chips. Or use these as the sandwiches for an ice cream sandwich for an extra decadent treat!

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Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Pudding Cookies

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These double chocolate chip cookies are incredibly soft and fudgy, thanks to the addition of pudding mix! These chocolate pudding cookies will have you coming back for seconds.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 4-serving pack of instant chocolate pudding (3.9oz box)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Move the oven rack to the top-middle position, then preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. You can do this with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or you can do it by hand with a spoon.
  3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry pudding mix, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to drop rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Do not overbake.