Epic Pudding Cookies

epic – ‘epik’ – adjective, Slang. spectacular; very impressive; awesome

“Epic” is probably a little overused these days, but I still think it’s exactly the right name for these cookies….because they are

TOTALLY. FREAKING. AMAZING.

Epic pudding cookies - These easy pudding cookies are jam packed with chips and candy and they will rock your world - I promise!

What makes them so epic, you ask?

  1. There is pudding in the cookie dough, which gives them a delicious soft and chewy texture.
  2. Most cookie recipes call for 2 cups of chips. This recipe calls for DOUBLE that, which means double the goodness.
  3. You can mix and match the pudding flavors with different chips, candies and nuts for almost unlimited flavor combinations.

I’d say that qualifies as “epic”, wouldn’t you?

I make them regularly for thank you gifts for my clients and event sponsors and as a marketing ploy when I’m dropping off materials to potential customers and clients.

(I’m a big believer in taking advantage of social media and online tools, but you know what? People still like to get surprise homemade cookies at their office – it’s a fact.)

They never fail to get rave reviews and I’ve even had a few people inquire about where they can buy them. 🙂

I don’t consider myself a great baker because baking is more of an exact science than cooking, but this recipe makes it really simple and you’ll perfect them when you make your first batch. It’s also pretty fast and easy to make a lot of them – I have made 12 dozen of these cookies in a just a few hours, including clean up.

IIMPORTANT – you will want to bake them for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven. You’re going to pull them out when they still look a little doughy and raw, which will seem weird at first, but they finish baking on the cookie sheet as they cool. Trust me.

They also seem to stay fresh longer than traditional cookie recipes – they still taste great after 5-7 days (or even more).

Epic pudding cookies - These easy pudding cookies are jam packed with chips and candy and they will rock your world - I promise!

I had a marketing project this week, so I made A LOT of them. This week’s selection was the  Triple Chocolate with white, semi and milk chocolate chips and the “Jumbles” – M&M’s with assorted chips and a vanilla base.

Epic pudding cookies - These easy pudding cookies are jam packed with chips and candy and they will rock your world - I promise!

 I also experimented with a new version this time around – a chocolate base with mint M&M’s and milk chocolate chips. If you like Thin Mints, mint Oreo cookies or Mint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream, these cookies will rock your world.

Epic Possibilities

These cookies have almost unlimited flavor possibilities, but here are a few that I’ve tried with yummy results:

Classic Chocolate Chip – vanilla pudding + milk & semi sweet chips + walnuts or pecans
Jumbles – Vanilla pudding + M&M’s, Peanut Butter M&M’s + white, peanut butter & milk chocolate chips (pictured)
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut – Vanilla pudding + white chocolate chips + macadamia nuts
Banana Nut – Banana pudding + white chocolate chips + walnuts
Peanut Butter Cup  – Chocolate pudding + peanut butter & semi sweet chips
Triple Chocolate – Chocolate pudding + white, milk & semi sweet chips (pictured)
Mint Chocolate Cookies  – chocolate pudding + mint M&M’s + milk chocolate chips (pictured)

Next time you find yourself in the baking or candy aisle, get creative! I would love to see what you make with this recipe.

Epic pudding cookies - These easy pudding cookies are jam packed with chips and candy and they will rock your world - I promise!

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24cookies 15-20minutes 10 minutes
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24cookies 15-20minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. then blend in pudding, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl combine the flour and baking soda, then add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Batter will be somewhat stiff. Epic Pudding Cookie Batter
  4. Add 3-4 cups of chips, candy and nuts and work into the batter.
  5. Don't be shy...
  6. Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.
  7. I use a scoop because I think it's easier to make the cookies a uniform size.
  8. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes. You want to pull them out when they still look slightly underdone - they will finish baking on the cookie sheet.
  9. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Epic Pudding Cookies on a cooling rack
  10. Triple chocolate pudding cookies
Recipe Notes

The one version I made that did NOT work out included Heath toffee bits. When I put them in the oven the cookies spread out all over the place, I'm thinking it was the extra butter/fat in the toffee that did it. M&M's, nuts and baking chips all work great!

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  • Julie these look amazing! I love big puffy cookies – sometimes mine have a tendency to flatten out. I definitely am trying these. Thanks!!

  • Morgan Wieboldt

    Yum! I always see cake mix recipes and mean to try them but never do – I totally need to try these out!

  • My kids would love this soft cookie. Will definitely try it. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  • If I show these cookies to my girls they will ask me to make some, that’s sure!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party!! Have a wonderful week!

  • This sounds amazing! Thanks for including all the “epic possibilities”- so helpful! I also find it interesting that these remain fresher longer than traditional cookies. Will definitely be giving them a try! Thanks 🙂

    • I know, it’s weird, right? I keep them in a regular ziplock bag and they taste great for days and days….I’m thinking maybe it’s the pudding?

  • They look amazing – thanks for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

  • Joyce Olson

    Julie,
    You had me at pudding, chocolate chips, m&m’s and well you get the picture:)
    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe with us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  • Kim Laville Carter-Young

    Hey Julie! I just wanted to let you know that your cookies will be featured tomorrow morning on You Link It, We Make It as my main feature! I made them for daughter’s birthday party and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks so much for sharing them and have a great day! Ps – if you’d like to be added to our group Pinterest board, please forward your Pinterest email address to me at knockitoffcrafter@gmail.com – Thanks!

    • Thanks for the feature Kim!! I just sent you an email about joining the group Pinterest board.

  • Uncookie Cutter

    These look great Julie, I can’t wait to try them out! Congrats on your feature and we hope to see you back at You Link It, We Make It tomorrow!

  • LISA BARNES

    I MADE THESE COOKIES TONIGHT FOR MY HUSBAND AND HIS BUDDIES WHO ARE DRIVING UP TO SAN FRAN TO WATCH THE GIANTS PLAY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. I MAKE COOKIES ALL THE TIME BUT WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE WAS THE PUDDING OF COURSE. I MADE 2 DIFFERENT BATCHES AND THEY WERE GREAT! THE BEST ARE THE ONES I USED CHOCOLATE PUDDING AND REESES PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS. I HAVE FOUND A NEW COOKIE TO ADD TO MY ASSORTMENT. THANKS A BUNCH

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