Cake Mix Pudding Cookies Recipe

by Destri on June 26, 2012

Cake Mix Pudding Cookies Recipe

Oh I wish you could taste these, they are so good.  Soft and buttery with just the right amount chewy going on.  They have quickly become my favorite go-to cookie, and they couldn’t be easier.  With just four ingredients, start to finish you can have a batch of these babies out in less than 15 minutes.  You use a cake mix and box of pudding, making the flavor combinations endless.  Just leave ‘em like they are, or…

Fourth Of July Cookies

make them fun and festive like I did for the Fourth Of July.  Put a dollop of cream cheese frosting on the center of one, sandwich on a second then simply change the sprinkles for the occasion – or mood.  I’ll have the recipe after the jump!

Cake Mix Pudding Cookies Recipe

Cake Mix Pudding Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies.


1 Duncan Hines 16.5oz cake mix (I used classic white, but you can use any flavor)
1 small 3.4oz box of instant pudding (I used vanilla, but again whatever suits your fancy)
2 extra large eggs
1 stick softened butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large bowl stir together the cake and pudding mixes
  • Add eggs and butter and mix until a dough is formed – you may have to get your hands involved ;)
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet or baking stone
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes
  • Place on a baking rack to cool

You do not want to over cook these, they won’t be soft and chewy if you do. It may seem like they aren’t quite finished but once they cool they are perfect. Store in an air-tight container, or ziplock bag.

If you have some bored kiddos, these are the perfect simple activity.  Just set them up to the table and let them at it.

Cake Mix Pudding Cookie

I do hope someone has everything to make these today so you can share in my enthusiasm.  I had to bundle the rest of ours up to take them to friends or I’d have made myself sick!

Happy Tuesday friends and thanks so much for reading,


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Colleen June 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

As always love your stuff/ideas!!! May make w the girls for fourth!!


Suzanne June 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love it, and you forgot the ingredients at my house but now I know what to do with it now. Thanks dear!


Stephanie June 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

I just happened to have a box of carrot cake mix and a box of coconut cream pudding. The kids loved making and eating them!


Katie May 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Thank you, thank you! Next Sunday is my day to bring 8 dozen cookies to our before church gathering. I was looking for a good, easy recipe, and this is it! With this recipe, I can make different flavors!


Love2Dream July 2, 2012 at 7:05 am

These are fabluous! I featured them on my blog with a link back to your site! I tried a butter pecan mix, vanilla pudding and butterscotch chips. They didn’t last 24 hours. :)


Casey July 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love cake box cookies! I’ve been making them a lot lately, I add sprinkles to the mix, they’re so fun!


Rachel @ August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

Love it! So easy! Found you on Pinterest and will be trying this with my kids after school. If they are as amazing as you make them to look, we’ll be posting as a fun “kid cooking” idea on our blog: Will let you know how ours turn out!!!!!!


roberta October 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Maybe my oven is ‘off’ but it took a lot more than 6-7 mins…. haven’t eaten them yet…we’ll see!


Gabriella January 31, 2014 at 7:12 pm

It took us 20 minutes, and they came out perfectly!


Destri February 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

oh, now I want some!


Robin July 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I just made these with a box of instant “cookies and cream” pudding mix (it was the larger size and I just tossed the entire thing in), and one row (about 15) crushed oreo cookies. I also used a stick of Fleishman’s margarine instead of butter (butter upsets my family’s tummies), and cooked them for about 12 minutes (they were larger cookies) and they are pretty yummy. A little “cakier” than I wish they were, but certainly good. I’m sure that once the kids come home and discover them, they’ll disappear.


Destri July 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Oh, that combination sounds sooo good!


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