We can’t get enough of these amazing cookies! Vanilla pudding mix makes these M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies perfectly soft & chewy while chocolate chips & M&M’s make them super sweet & chocolaty! Yummm!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Happy Friday Eve, y’all! It’s my favorite night of the week! Friday is just fun that leads into the weekend, which is usually all about family, friends and lots of R&R! We love our weekends!

The boys and I are always baking something fun and yummy on Thursdays so that we have treats to enjoy all weekend long!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

A few Thursdays ago, Baker and I were talking about what we wanted to bake for the weekend and he said he wanted to bake some FUN cookies! I’m like, “all cookies are fun!”, but okay, let’s bake some extra “fun” cookies this time! 😉

So we opened the pantry and out he grabbed the mini M&Ms, a bag of chocolate chips and a box of vanilla pudding mix! Looked pretty fun to me! I’d never baked cookies with a pudding mix, but I’ve seen the pudding mix cookie craze on Pinterest so I was excited to give it a try!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Oh me! Oh my! You’ve got to give these cookies a try! They’re the best. So soft and chewy and oh so chocolaty. Mmmm-azing!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

You can seriously have these cookies baked in about 30 minutes and everyone will go crazy over them!

I’ve baked so many batches since that Thursday afternoon Baker and I created them that I now have the recipe memorized and I’m still mesmerized every time I bite into one. LOVE them!

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I’m 100% confident you’ll love baking and eating them as much as we do! I hope they quickly become a favorite that you’ll be baking for your family and friends again and again!

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!


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M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert


We can’t get enough of these amazing cookies! Vanilla pudding mix makes these M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies perfectly soft & chewy while chocolate chips & M&M’s make them super sweet & chocolaty! Yummm!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini M&M candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, dry pudding mix, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, to the wet ingredients in the mixer until just combined. The dough will be thick and chunky.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms on low speed or with a wooden spoon. Scoop dough into 2-tablespoon sized rounds and place a few inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Press additional M&M’s and chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies, if desired. And then press down on the top of each ball of dough to flatten slightly. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the freezer/refrigerator and bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies just start to turn a very light brown and barely crackle on top, rotating the cookie sheets after 7 minutes of baking.
  6. Let cool completely on cookie sheets or eat warm right away!


Store in an airtight container.

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    1. Yum! Great idea! I’ll have to try chocolate pudding in them next time. So happy you made and enjoyed them! 🙂

  1. These were really awesome! The family loved them, but the one thing that was missing that I noticed immediately was the salt. Next time, I’ll add 1/2 tsp of salt.

  2. These were delicious but mine spread really badly all together on the sheet. Has that ever happened to you? I didn’t skip the freezer step but maybe made them too big?

    1. Hi Liz! Sorry, I’ve never had this happen with these cookies. They might have needed to be in the freezer longer if you made them bigger.

  3. Two years later and I still come back to this recipe regularly! It has a special place in my heart! Thank you for sharing

    1. Hi Erin! Just spread the batter into a round rimmed baking pan that’s about 15-inches in size (spray with non-stick cooking spray first) and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Made these today but used chocolate chips and cinnamon chips. They were so good!! The perfect cookie!

  5. Cookies were easy to make and turned out quite tasty – people really enjoyed them. Only change I made was adding salt.

    1. Hi Herra! Absolutely, just freeze the balls of dough in a single row at first until they are frozen completely and then combine them in a freezer-safe baggie or container to store long-term. Enjoy!

  6. Absolutely perfect chocolate chips cookies in every way: texture, chip to dough ratio, and easy to have in the freezer at ALL times. I only make double batches… and keep all needed ingredients plentifully on hand. I have no need for any modifications… just more aerobics.

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