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These Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies are tasty and delicious! It’s amazing how the simple addition of a pudding amps ups the chocolate flavor and richness of a cookie recipe. My family became an instant fan of this chocolate cookie recipe.

When I spotted these splendid Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies in Megan Porta’s cookbook, Cookie Remix, I knew they were the perfect mid-week snack for my chocoholic family!

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies in a blue and white ceramic bowl

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Pudding mix added to cookies was a novel idea to me just a few years ago. A girlfriend from college raved about her chocolate chip cookies and revealed that instant vanilla pudding was the secret ingredient! Those cookies consistently elicited outstanding reviews. I finally bit the bullet and baked up some pudding cookies, and she was right.

Coincidentally, Megan Porta, founder of Pip and Ebby, just released her first cookbook, Cookie Remix, and she featured a chocolate version! I zeroed in on her soft, chewy chocolate pudding cookies!

Cookie Remix Cover
Image reprinted courtesy of Megan Porta and Page Street Publishing Co.

Cookie Remix Cookbook

Megan shares over 75 creative cookie recipes inspired by sodas, candies, ice creams, donuts and more in Cookie Remix! Who doesn’t want to bake from a cookbook like this??? You loyal readers may have noticed I love cookies. Not to mention the sampling of cookie dough. I could easily bake my way though this cookbook!

Favorite desserts are transformed into easier to make cookies, taking a heck of a lot less time and effort. Instead of spending a day making cinnamon rolls, how about Cinnamon Roll Cookies with the same fabulous flavor profile?! There are Molten Lava Cake Cookies, Root Beer Float Cookies, Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies and scads more!!

You will nearly always find a full cookie jar in our kitchen, and the recipes Megan shares are sure to become treasured desserts. My first choice was actually her dreamy frosted Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies. They were in  Sweet Treats section along with these pudding cookies.

But, alas, the hubby only likes oats for breakfast, and though I’d happily eat these all myself, I’d probably need to invest in bigger yoga pants! The Cakes and Pies section was also intriguing with Key Lime Pie Cookies, Black Forest Cake Cookies, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies and more.  Megan intersperses commentary from her two boys and husband and lists their favorite cookies in each section. Family is known to give honest opinions, mine are tough critics! So if you’re a cookie lover, pop over to Amazon and order this wonderful cookbook today (Amazon affiliate link at the top of this post).


3 Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies on a small white plate

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The Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These splendid Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies are the perfectsnack for my chocoholic family!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Yield 48 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks; 225 g) salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (340 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 (3.9-oz [111-g]) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5 g) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (6 g) salt
  • 1 10-oz (280 g) package dark chocolate chips (plus extra to add to tops of cookies as they come out of the oven)


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, brown sugar, pudding mix, eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined.

Stir in the chocolate chips until just combined.

Scoop out tablespoon-size (15-g) chunks of batter and form balls, using your hands. Place 1 inch (2.5 cm)

apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the centers of

the cookies are cooked through.

Remove from the oven, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies recipe reprinted courtesy of Megan Porta and Page Street Publishing Co.

I added about 3 chocolate chips to each warm cookie fresh out of the oven for presentation purposes.
I like to use my spatula and reshape any misshapen cookies while they're hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g


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34 comments on “Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies”

  1. Just the words pudding cookie is enough! These look and sound so soft and delicious. Yum!

  2. I love how chocolatey these are!

  3. Pudding and cookies together at last! You just made the 9-year old who lives in my tummy very happy. GREG

  4. Dear Liz, These cookies would disappear in a NY minute!! xoxo Catherine

  5. so beautiful cookies Lizzy!! xoxo

  6. I have never heard of adding pudding mix to cookies, what a great idea! It sure makes the cookie look moist and delicious. I never have cookies on hand, way to dangerous for me.

  7. Yum, who wouldn’t love these!?

  8. I never met a chocolate cookie I didnt like what a bonus with pudding? WOW!

  9. I love to play with pudding (and Jello)! Your cookies look great Liz, I have a nice strong cuppa… Would love a cookie too:@)

  10. What can I use instead chocolate pudding powder? They look really inviting!

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