Pudding Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good with this not-so-secret ingredient – instant vanilla pudding mix!
Let me reintroduce you to one of my good ‘ol standby cookie recipes: the Pudding Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Yes, I know that sometimes I like to get all fancy on you with my chocolate chip cookies and I brown my butter, put some sea salt on them, make them teeny-tiny, make you chill the dough before you bake them, or add brown butter AND toffee to the dough.
The secret ingredient to these cookies is nowhere near fancy. It’s, you guessed it, a package of vanilla pudding.
I blogged about these cookies WAY back in the day buuuuut yeah – those photos. Not my greatest work. So I figured I would take advantage of a baking itch that I got yesterday and make one of my favorites and re-photograph it!
Like I said in my original post, you can do so many things with this recipe as far as flavor combinations. You could do chocolate pudding with dark chocolate chips, banana pudding with butterscotch chips, or even pistachio pudding with white chocolate chips!
These cookies turn out with slightly crispy edges and a super soft middle. The vanilla pudding adds a flavor that people will recognize but not be able to put their finger on. They are so good! Make them. Love them. And definitely go for seconds….even the plate wants you to!
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 2.9 oz packet instant vanilla pudding
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
- In medium bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk together to combine.
- In large bowl with electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla, beating until combined.
- Gradually add in flour mixture, beating until combined.
- Finally, stir in chocolate chips with wooden spoon.
- Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, place dough balls onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake at 8 to 10 minutes. I found the perfect baking time for my oven was 9 minutes to get that lightly brown edge.