Vanilla pudding mix makes these M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies perfectly soft and chewy while chocolate chips & M&M’s make them super sweet and chocolaty! Yummm!

A white plate with a pile of cookies with M&Ms and chocolate chips in them.

Thursdays Are for Baking Cookies

We love our weekends. Family, friends, R&R and always great snacks. In preparation, the boys and I are always baking something fun and yummy on Thursdays so that we have treats to enjoy all weekend long! And these M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding cookies are definitely fun and yummy!

Vanilla pudding makes these cookies perfectly soft and chewy. Chocolate chips and M&M’s make these cookies super sweet & chocolatey. They’re dreamy!

Two chocolate chip M&M cookies on a white plate and one has a bite out of it.

One Thursday, 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!

Friday night is 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!

A hand holding a cookie with cookies with M&Ms and chocolate chips in it.

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!

Baked M&M chocolate chip cookies on a parchment lined cooling rack.

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!

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!

What Do I Need to Make M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies?

  • Butter, softened
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • Baking soda
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini M&M candies
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
Ingredients to make M&M chocolate chip pudding cookies.

More of My Favorite Cookie Recipes

I am crazy about cookies! So I could not be more excited to share My Favorite Cookie Recipes. Crafted by a true cookie-lover, these treats are absolute cookie perfection.

  • Loaded M&M Cookies: A mouthful of mini chocolate candies in every bite! These Loaded M&M Cookies are chewy, chocolatey and totally delicious!
  • My Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies: Crispy, chewy, sweet, salty, nutty and oh-so chocolatey! My Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are cookie perfection!
  • Classic Peanut Butter Cookies: With their famous criss-cross pattern and soft, chewy bite, these Classic Peanut Butter cookies are everything a perfect cookie should be. You’ll be hooked at first bite!
  • Carrot Cake Cookies: Topped with a white chocolate drizzle, these Carrot Cake Cookies are so delicious and perfect for anytime baking!
  • And more!
M&M Cookies, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, Classic Peanut Butter Cookies and Carrot Cake Cookies

How to Make M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, dry pudding mix, and baking soda.
Steps to make cookie dough for M&M chocolate chip pudding cookies.
  • Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, to the wet ingredients until just combined. The dough will be thick and chunky.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms on low speed or with a wooden spoon.
  • Scoop dough into 1.5-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 cookie dough to flatten slightly.
Unbaked balls of M&M chocolate chip cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • 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.
Baked M&M chocolate chip cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Let cool completely on cookie sheets or eat warm right away!
Baked M&M chocolate chip cookies on a parchment lined cooling rack.

How to Store M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

To freeze baked cookies: Wrap cookies individually in plastic wrap. Then place in a freezer-safe container or in individual freezer-safe baggies. To defrost, let them set at room temperature, uncovered.

To freeze the cookie dough for baking later: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the baking sheet. Scoops of dough can be close together at this point. 

Place baking sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Take the cookie dough out of the freezer and transfer to a freezer-safe plastic container or Ziploc bag. Return the dough to the freezer and store until ready to bake. Cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To Bake Frozen Cookie Dough: When craving a cookie, simply remove the number of cookies you want from the freezer and place a few inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes or until cookies start to brown and crisp around the edges.

Baked M&M chocolate chip cookies on a parchment lined cooling rack.

If you make these M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! 😍 I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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A white plate with a pile of cookies with M&Ms and chocolate chips in them.

M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 36
  • Category: Dessert

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 1.5-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 cookie dough to flatten slightly.
  5. 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!

Notes

Store in an airtight container.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I was a fan right from the start with the chocolate chip, M & M cookies. These are now my signature cookies for every event! However, when I ate my first “board” appetizer, and I saw where our hostess obtained the ideas, voila! You again, Bakermama.

    I have purchased probably 12 copies of your Board Book for gifts. Keep going strong!

    1. Hi Carrie! Wow, what a compliment! I’m so happy to hear my M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookie recipe is your go-to and that you’ve gifted Beautiful Boards to so many people. That means so much to me! I hope you continue to enjoy for years to come! xoxo

  2. 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.