Cookies/ Desserts

Chocolate Chip M&M Pudding Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with a little less butter, and the addition of instant pudding mix to the batter, which helps to keep these cookies soft and fluffy.  Like little clouds of goodness!

These cookies are super simple to whip up, and no chilling is required!  An important ingredient in these cookies is the instant vanilla pudding mix.  Just three tablespoons does the trick…so don’t leave it out!  Save the leftover dry pudding mix for the next time you have a craving for these cookies.  I thought dry pudding mix was a weird ingredient to add to cookies at first, but it really does amazing things to the cookie dough.  It also gives the dough a sweet, vanilla-y flavor.  Once you make pudding cookies you will totally get it.  I mean remember THESE COOKIES I made?!!!

This is the type of instant pudding you want to get!  Instant pudding and pie filling, not the Cook ‘N Serve.  And we only use the dry pudding mix in the recipe (we aren’t making pudding folks…it’s still cookies).

I just want to face plant in that bowl of cookie dough!

Big cookie dough balls ready for the oven!  I scooped out dough balls, then stacked two balls on top of each other so they baked into thick, soft, humongous cookies.  Makes me feel less guilty eating one cookie, rather than three small ones.  Anyone else with me on this?

Chocolate Chip M&M Pudding Cookies

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Serves: 13 Big Ass Cookies Cooking Time: 10-minutes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white, granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons dry, instant vanilla pudding mix (DRY----not actual pudding)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini M&M's



Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on medium-high speed until creamy. Add both sugars to the butter and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as needed. Add the egg and vanilla extract into the sugar mixture and beat until batter is well mixed. Turn the mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour, DRY instant pudding mix, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Mix until barely combined. Stir in chocolate chips and M&M's by hand.


Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop two cookie balls and stack the balls on each other and place on prepared cookie sheet. I got 13 huge cookie dough balls.


Bake in 350-degree oven for 10-minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cookies set on cookie sheet for 10-minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once they have cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies will stay soft and fresh for several days (these also ship well too if you are sending a cookie care package to someone).


You can use regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips and regular sized M&M's in place of the mini chocolate chips and the mini M&M's.

See??????  Sooooo thick!


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Have I convinced you to make these yet?  Ok if not….

Mmmmm hmmmm.  The proof is in the pudding 😉




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  • Reply
    January 24, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    The guys at work that were lucky enough to try these LOVED them! One said “it’s like I’m eating a huge chunk of cookie dough… wow” while the other loved the size of the cookies… “Kelly should charge by the pound for these cookies!”. Once again you have outdone yourself babe!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2017 at 6:32 AM

      Hahahaha love the reactions the guys had to these cookies. You know how much I love huge cookies 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    January 24, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Brilliant idea to incorporate pudding mix into the cookies, Kelly!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2017 at 6:33 AM

      Thanks Maria! The pudding mix will keep these cookies soft for daaaaaaaays…..but these cookies disappeared in a matter of a day 😉 XOXO

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    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
    January 26, 2017 at 6:08 AM

    My hubby would devour these in no time!!!! Love pudding in cookies!!! Yum!

    • Reply
      January 26, 2017 at 8:17 AM

      I think he totally would love these cookies Kim! I had to give them away to the guys at the firehouse, or I would have eaten them all hehehe 😉

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    January 29, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Reply
      January 29, 2017 at 10:36 AM

      Thank you! And thanks again for hosting the party!!

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    April 8, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Hi! Kelly for the first time i open your blog . Tqvm for the most yummy recipes u shares .

    Ummi faiz

    • Reply
      April 8, 2017 at 5:49 PM

      Hi!! Awesome!! I am so glad you like my recipes!! Thanks for checking the blog out! XOXO 🙂

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