Halloween Pudding Cookies

Have you ever tried a pudding cookie? You know, where you add instant pudding mix to the cookie dough? If not, you need to make these cookies pronto.

This recipe, which has the same base list of ingredients as my S'more Chocolate Chippies, is a standard cookie recipe in my kitchen. Switch up the mix-ins for whatever you have on hand or whatever you are craving. It's similar to a Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie, but better.

Yes, better. The pudding mix not only adds a ton of flavor, but it also keeps the cookies super soft and fresh for days. If you prefer crispy, crunchy cookies then you are reading the wrong recipe. If you like soft and chewy cookies then you need to try this recipe!

Halloween Pudding Cookies
(30 cookies)

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 3.4-ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and two sugars until well combined. Beat in vanilla pudding mix. Add eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract.

In another small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in M&Ms and white chocolate chips.

Drop tablespoon size cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until just turning golden brown (be careful not to over bake). Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 171.1
Total Fat: 8.2 g
Cholesterol: 26.6 mg
Sodium: 102.9 mg
Total Carbs: 25.2 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Sugars: 18.6 g
Protein: 1.9 g

-Perfect for Halloween entertaining
-Easy to make
-Less than 30 minutes to make and bake
-Perfectly chewy cookie
-Versatile-use different flavor pudding mix, dark, milk, and/or white chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, or other candies

-Candy Corn M&Ms are only available for a limited time at Wal-Mart or online
-High in calories, fat, and sugar

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

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  1. Oh what fun! Wish my kid liked M&M's. What weird-o kid doesn't like M&M's??? Mine! So, we are making basic chocolate chip cookies today.

    1. What?! I wish I had the problem of not liking M&Ms. But luckily these cookies go well with just about anything you add to them. :)

  2. Sounds so good, Elaine! I voted you as Host favorite for Foodie Friends Friday!
    Cindy's Recipes and Writings

    1. Thanks Cindy! I love how these cookies turned out, so I'm sure you will too. I'll be sure to check out your page this Friday to see how you liked these cookies.

  3. Yummmm, I LOVE pudding cookies! I agree, I think they are even better than Tollhouse (which is not easy to do!). And these are so cute... maybe I'll make them for the tailgate this weekend!?

    1. I thought of you when I was making these. :) I still like the S'mores Pudding Cookies the best, but these are a fun, festive cookie for Halloween. And obviously perfect for tailgating! (Wish I could be thereee!)

  4. These look great. I may have to try adding pudding to my cookies. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

    1. Adding pudding does wonders! It makes the cookies so soft and chewy. Definitely give it a try!


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