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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 Chocolate Chip Cookies in Megan Porta’s cookbook, Cookie Remix(affiliate link), I knew they were the perfect mid-week snack for my chocoholic family!

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies in a blue and white ceramic bowl

Why You Must Make these Cookies

  • If you’ve ever had chocolate chip pudding cookies made with a box of instant vanilla pudding, you know how wonderful they are!!  You’ll love this chocolate version, too!
  • They’re no more difficult to make than regular chocolate chip cookies. Just mix a small box of instant pudding into the dough.
  • The addition of pudding makes them super moist and tender.

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 from her friends and my family concurred.  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!

3 Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies on a small white plate

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 through 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 the 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).

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Tips for Making Pudding Cookies

  • Use instant pudding, not Cook and Serve. The two types are not interchangeable.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking and for easy cleanup.
  • Mix your dough with the paddle attachment of your stand mixer. This minimizes incorporating air into the dough, which makes for chewier cookies.
  • Use a cookie disher to scoop out evenly sized cookies, then roll the dough balls between your palms to make them nice and round.
  • As soon as they come out of the oven, you may want to press 3-4 more chocolate chips onto the surface. It gives your cookies a bakery-like appearance.
  • Also, if any of your cookies are a bit misshapen, use your spatula to tap them into rounds. You must do this quickly while the cookies are still hot and pliable. Make sure to steady the baking sheet using a hot pad.

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Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies | Soft Chewy Cookies with a triple dose of chocolate

The Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies

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

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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, and let them cool for a few minutes to allow them to firm up, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Notes

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:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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34 comments on “Dark Chocolate Pudding Cookies”

  1. My daughter was asking for some chocolate cookies – these have got to be them!

  2. The more chocolate the better, and I love pudding cookies!

  3. Yummy! Any left for me?? xoxo

  4. CANNOT wait to bake these!!!

  5. Dear Liz, this is a cookie recipe that I have to try – my kids adore chocolate cookies and I will attempt these with a chocolate pudding mix that is readily available around here – hope that`ll work!
    Too delicious a recipe to pass up…
    Andrea
    P.S.: I will let you know how they turned out!

  6. I love how rich and fudgy these cookies look – simply irresistible!

  7. I have never made pudding cookies, but I bet they are delicious. I love all the chocolate in these cookies.

  8. I’ve heard a lot about using pudding mixes in cookies but have never tried one. These may be my first – they look fantastic!

  9. Reading this is making me really want a cookie right now! Oatmeal cream pie cookies sound great too. I need to do some baking!

  10. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these cookies!

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