What could possibly be better than a chocolate chip cookie? Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies, of course! These from-scratch chocolate chip cookies are made using semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate chips. Pour a glass of ice cold milk and enjoy one or two at the end of the day for a nostalgic treat that just never gets old.
Easy Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe
I bake cookies, cakes, pies, cookie bars year-round. Cool weather, warm weather, snow, sleet or rain are all occasions to bake according to the reality in my world. It's my happy place. Long before I began sharing my recipes online, Fridays were well-known as a bake fest at our house. Friends just randomly showed-up at our front door on Friday afternoons on a regular basis. I didn't mind at all, baking and sharing my goodies is as normal to me as breathing fresh air, it brings me such joy.
How to Make the Best Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe
While I have all sorts and flavors of cookies here on my website, this particular triple chocolate pudding cookie I have never shared before. According to the rules in my kitchen, triple the chocolate chips means triple the chocolate love. What does instant pudding mix do? It actually adds a delicious texture to the baked cookies and can also lengthen the shelf life.
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies: All purpose flour, one box of instant vanilla pudding mix, salt, baking soda, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, large eggs, white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips for the triple threat combination.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A hand mixer or a stand mixer, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, a whisk to sift together the dry ingredients, two large baking sheets, parchment paper, a cookie or ice cream scoop to divide the dough and a spatula and cooling rack to cook the cookies after baking.
- While it may seem like a simple step, it's imperative that you begin this recipe with softened butter so it will incorporate well with the granulated sugar and light brown sugar. You can't overbeat at this stage so cream everything together until they're fully combined.
- Why chill cookie dough? It allows the softened butter to firm so the cookies won't spread too much while baking. Once it's fully chilled, let it sit for a few minutes on the counter before scooping it out for baking.
- You can use any flavor of chocolate baking chips that you enjoy in the same amount. If dark chocolate is your favorite, go for it! Too much of a good thing is actually quite wonderful, after all.
- What makes cookies dry? Overbeating the dough once the flour has been added or overbaking the cookies could both be the culprits.
- To save time, you can make this cookie dough in advance and place it into an airtight container. Store it chilled in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze the dough for up to 2 months. When doing so, you'll have homemade cookie dough ready to bake when you're ready for a treat.
- Store baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
More Southern Style Cookie Recipes to Make
Bake a batch of triple chocolate chip pudding cookies to share with your family and neighbors or make some new friends. You'll never be lonely, guaranteed. More delicious cookie recipes you may also like to make:
- Powder sugar coated Snowball Cookies are a holiday must-make.
- Flourless Chocolate Cookies are naturally gluten free and they melt in your mouth.
- Candy bar filled Baby Ruth Cookies are chewy and delicious.
- Glazed Lemon Cookies are filled with a burst of citrus.
- Warm and cinnamon spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies.
- Dainty Chocolate Dipped Pecan Lace Cookies never disappoint.
- White Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cookies won't last long in your cookie jar.
- You may also like this recipe for Orange Creamsicle Cookies from I Am Baker.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Triple Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- 2 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- In a medium-size mixing bowl sift together the flour, pudding mix, salt and baking soda. Set aside
- Using an electric mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until fluffy and light beige in color.
- Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add the dry ingredients to the bowl. After all has been added beat for 1 minute or just until fully combined. The dough will be thick
- By hand mix in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Place into an airtight container and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
- To bake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Use a 2 oz ice cream scoop (about 1 ½ tablespoons) to divide the dough placing at least 2-inches apart on the baking sheet. Use floured fingers to slightly flatten the centers.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes them remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store at room temperature in an air tight container.
I made these cookies today and they are amazing! I misread the ingredients for some reason I thought it had pecans in it and I didn't buy white chocolate chips but I use semi-sweet mini chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chunk chips and I added pecans and they were so good. Thank you so much for the recipe.
I'm so happy you enjoyed them, thanks!
I only have a family size box of instant vanilla pudding mix. Can I use that?
Unfortunately, that's more than you need. You may be able to use half of that.
Best Chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted!
This is an outstanding recipe, thanks! The grocery store was out of instant vanilla pudding, so I purchased instant caramel pudding. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and salted caramel chocolate chips. Delicious!
I love that caramel pudding that's a great substitute. Thanks so much!
Can we scoop the dough first, then refrigerate?
Sure, you can also freeze scoops on a sheet pan for baking later.
Your choc. Chip pudding cookie recipe sounds delicious but do you use 1c. Plus 2 sticks of butter or just the 1c.
1 cup of butter,total.
Can these be made without eggs
Eggs are important to this cookie recipe, I wouldn't recommend making without eggs. That said, if there's an egg substitute you have used in baking in the past with success, it may also work in this recipe.
I made them they were chewy out of oven and than crunchy
If they were made smaller and baked too long each of those things could happen. If you want to make cookies a different size from what a recipe recommends simply adjust the baking time. Smaller cookies will take less time to bake.
Will the cookies stick if I dont use parchment paper?
Spritz the cookie sheet with cooking spray and they shouldn't stick.
Does anyone know how well these cookies freeze if i were to make a big batch ahead of time? Thanks
It's best to freeze the dough and bake them fresh.
I would like to bake butterscotch pudding cookies substituting butterscotch pudding and butterscotch and chocolate chips. Do you think this would be successful?
It sounds like a great experiment. Let us know if you decide to give it a whirl!
Have you made these using chocolate pudding? I'm printing out this recipe to make but debating using chocolate instead of vanilla.
I make this recipe just as it's written. If you decide to give chocolate a try let me know how it goes.
I have made this recipe with chocolate pudding and a mixture of chocolate chips and mini M&Ms and my grandkids love them!
That sounds so yummy. Did you try it with the chocolate pudding? How did they turn out?
I haven’t made yet but just want to check on the chip amount is it 1/3 cup of each? Or 1 and 1/3 cups each?
It's just as it reads 1 and 1/3 cup of each.
These cookies look irresistible! Will they end in being a soft chewy type or crunchy type? Thanks for recipe!
They're a bit in the middle. Crispy edges, chewy center.
I can't wait to try your recipe, Melissa. This is my first time visiting your website. So many great recipes. Thank you for sharing!
Welcome Chrys visit often!
I have always wanted to create a chocolate chip pudding cookies.
This is my first time on the blog and I would take my time and go over this step by step until I get my cookies looking like yours.
Great work Melissa. I'm pinning this on Pinterest now.
If you freeze the cookie dough scoops, do you need to let them sit a few minutes out of the freezer and how long do you bake them once you take them out of the freezer? Thanks.
You can let them sit on the pan for 15 minutes. If they're completely thawed, the baking time should remain close to the same. If slightly frozen, they may take 5 minutes or so longer. There's no exact time as there are variables when baking this way, so you'll have to keep an eye on them and make that decision in real time.