Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Soft peanut butter pudding cookies bursting with milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces. Just describing these soft little cookies to you gets my mouth-watering! I have several pudding cookie recipes bookmarked to try, but these cookies are first pudding cookies I have ever made. After one delicious bite, I was left wondering why in the world did I wait so long?! 😀

Adding instant pudding makes the cookies so moist that they just melt in your mouth. They’re best warm from the oven (seriously what cookie isn’t?) but also taste amazing at room temperature. If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter fanatic like me, this recipe is for you! So what are you waiting for? These cookies aren’t going to bake themselves! So pour that glass of cold milk and get baking, just be careful you don’t burn your tongue on those melty chocolate chips! 😉


Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Soft peanut butter pudding cookies bursting with milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese's Pieces.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup reese's pieces
1 cup peanut butter chips


Preheat the oven to 35o°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and pudding; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla extract and honey and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine. Add chocolate chips, reeses pieces and peanut butter chips and mix until incorporated. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball between your palms and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart (you should be able to fit 12 cookies on each sheet). Using your palm, gently flatten the dough balls until they are about ¾ inch thick.
Bake 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Inside BruCrew Life


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53 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies”

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    Nicole G — September 11, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    These look amazing! I’ve been in a cookie mood lately and these might be the next ones I bake!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 11, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I’ve procrastinated on making my saved pudding cookies for SO long. You’ve convinced me to break out my pudding mixes, Christina! LOOK how sof tthose babies look!! I am in love. And you know I love love love my penaut butter :)

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    Yolie — September 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I love peanut butter cookies, I’m going to make these cookies today. I love your site, I havent been on your site for a while, but I love your new look it is so cute.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 11, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    I love pudding cookies!

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — September 11, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I love the texture pudding gives to cookies, so yummy! These look awesome

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    Katie — September 11, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate chips? The only problem I would have is not eating them all warm from the oven….

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    Regina — September 11, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Christina, these sound wonderful! I made some butterscotch oatmeal cookies with pudding that I post back in December and these sound much more to our liking:) They in my to bake bucket list!

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    Kathleen — September 11, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Oh my gosh those look heavenly.

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    Sarah W — September 11, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Those look amazing!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 11, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    LOVE PB and chocolate together! I have used pudding in cookies before and WOW do they turn out amazing!

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    Hotly Spiced — September 11, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    What gorgeous cookies. They look amazing. I love the colours and they must be so tasty xx

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    baker street — September 12, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    holy moley! These are totally my kind of cookies! the color, the texture – everything is just perfect.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 12, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    YES love these!

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    Laura Dembowski — September 12, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I love peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces. These cookies are like all my favorites in one. And It’s great you say they’re best warm because I feel like so many recipe say to cool cookies to room temperature before eating and that’s no fun!

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    debbie k — September 13, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for the print button :)

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    Chelsea — September 13, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    These were so amazing! I made them as soon as I got home from work yesterday – and they were HEAVEN! Thank you!!

    • Christina replied: — September 14th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      Aren’t these cookies the best?! They didn’t last long in my house at all! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Ceil Garrison — September 14, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    I’m dieting right now (24 lbs lost) and these make me want to lick the computer screen. Why do I torture myself.

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    Jaimie — September 16, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Made these for my weekly Sunday afternoon baking session…turned out perfectly and were yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Christina replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      Yay!! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cookies!! 😀

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    ChgoJohn — September 19, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Oh, yeah! I love cookies with Reeses pieces or M&Ms baked within them. It combines 2 worlds, cookies and candies, into one wonderful bite. What joy!

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    Joan — September 23, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    I LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!! So soft and chewy and I cannot wait to share them. :)

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    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — September 23, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    YUUMMM these cookies look so fluffy and delicious!

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    Terra — September 27, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    I have always loved moist cookies, so I adore your recipe! What a great idea to add the instant pudding, your cookies look fantastic:-) Take care, Terra

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    Melissa — September 28, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    Is honey necessary bc we never have it?

    • Christina replied: — October 2nd, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

      I have always made them with the honey, but I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t turn out without it. If you give them a try I would love to heat how they turn out! :)

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    Marcia Oakley — October 2, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    I made these last night and everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Maria Leilani — October 11, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Just made these and they were awesome!!! Thanks!

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    Meg — October 11, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    Made these tonight and they are very yummy. I didn’t have any honey handy so I threw in a bit more vanilla – mmm…vanilla. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    April — October 30, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    I’ve made these two times so far. Once for me and my bf and Im now making them for a potluck! They are very delicious!

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    Miranda — November 15, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    I just made these sans honey and they were amazing!!!

    • Christina replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      Aren’t these cookies the best?! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them as much as I do! :)

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    Jen P — November 16, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Just made these, and they are perfect! And they are totally doable without the nicer (i heated my sugars and butters in the microwave for a couple seconds ). Only thing i did different was that i only used the reeces and dark chocolate instead. I will be making these again!

    • Christina replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

      So happy to hear that you enjoyed the cookies Jen! :)

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    Kayla — November 29, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Hello! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. We’ve made them over and over again and they are always a hit! I was just wondering if you have tried to put these into a mason jar gift? I wanted to give them away as Christmas presents but didn’t know if it would work???

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    ELIZABETH — December 1, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Cookies were amazing! I made them for Thanksgiving everyone enjoyed them. I will be making some more soon.

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    shawna — December 16, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    They were a hit with my hubby! Although from now on I’ll be making a double batch! Lol

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    Jannett Lee — January 2, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    A friend of mine posted this recipe on Facebook and I immediately knew I had to try it. My boyfriend is a lover of all things peanut butter and chocolate, so these were a massive success at my house! I personally liked the flavor better the next day, (bonus: still super soft 😀 ), but they were fantastic fresh from the oven as well. I’m currently making my second batch to mail to friends and family. Thank you so much for such a fantastic recipe!

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    Donna Howard — January 9, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Third time I’ve made these and everyone loves them. My only question is I have a hard time figuring out the box size of the pudding?? I just use the small box but the measurements aren’t the same as what you give. Seems to work thought!

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    Jean — January 21, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    These are amazing! I think they are my new favorite cookie.

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    Megan — January 27, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    This is the second type of pudding cookie I have made in the last few months. I had never heard of them before. These are fantastic – light, fluffy, and moist! My PB/choc obsessed husband thanks you!

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    Jen — February 10, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, we just made these. So delicious! Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed these cookies! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Beki — March 25, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    I have never made such a soft fluffy cookie in my life and i bake… A LOT! these are amazing!

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    Heather — August 11, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I just made these and they turned out just right and they’re delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Kim — September 3, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    These were wonderful. I just finished baking them with my 3 year old daycare baby. These are for all of the kids when they return from school today. It’s our traditional first day back to school cookies. Thanks so much!!!

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    Danielle — December 23, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    These sound fantastic!! The only question I have is do you make the pudding first? Like, adding the milk to it? Or do you just use the instant pudding mix?

    • Christina replied: — January 1st, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

      Hi Danielle! Use the instant pudding mix and whisk in right into the flour mixture. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

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    Adina — January 10, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    These are so delicious! I made my first batch of these cookies less than a week ago and they’re gone. Right now I’m making another batch to take to a friend’s house. I followed the recipe exactly and they are AWESOME!

    • Christina replied: — January 11th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cookies! These are one of my husbands favorites. I usually double the batch and freeze some of them so that we can have fresh from the oven cookies whenever the craving hits! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Kerry — January 1, 2015 @ 4:57 am

    These are the very best cookies EVER! Getting ready to make them for my sisters family!

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    Gina — July 16, 2015 @ 1:21 am

    Thanks for sharing these! My friend made them for the office, and I loved them so much now I’m going to make them for my husband’s office!!!!

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