Cream Cheese Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Destri on January 16, 2012


Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I have had this recipe for pudding chocolate chip cookies forever, it’s the best.  Like don’t make a batch while home alone kind of good.  They are soft, chewy, and the vanilla pudding adds a little depth and yummy-ness.  Well, I whipped out the recipe the other day, went to the store to get everything, only to return home to find that I had bought cheese cake pudding instead of vanilla.  I made them anyway  (really how can you go wrong with cheese cake) and  What a happy mistake that was. Seriously, you must try – then come back and tell me they aren’t the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had.  Then tell me you ate half the batch in one sitting too. It’ll make me feel better :).

Cream Cheese (cheese cake) Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup of softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 large box cheese cake instant pudding (just the mix – do not prepare)
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
dark chocolate chips – or semi-sweet if you prefer

  •  Cream the sugars and butter in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the egg, vanilla, and pudding.
  • Slowly add the flour and baking soda, and the chips last. Mix just until well combined.

Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes. You do not want to over cook these! Then place on a rack to cool.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday, I had a Valentine’s Day door hanger thingy for you today, but can’t the pics off my camera. So wish me luck and hopefully it will be up tomorrow!


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle January 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Lord, that does sound good! I am definitely going to try these!


Julie Edgerly January 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I was just wondering if there was supposed to be cream cheese listed to be in these since it is in the title? Maybe it is named for the cheesecake pudding?? I was just expecting to find cream cheese AND pudding in the ingredients. Wanted to check before I gave them a try. Thanks for sharing.


Destri January 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hi Julie, I was worried about that! I chose just to say cream cheese in the title because they don’t taste like cheese cake, rather like cream cheese added. So no, you don’t need to add any cream cheese, just the pudding. Although, you may be onto something :)


Kri November 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I was expecting the same! I actually have almost this exact recipe that I use for my chocolate chip cookies and the pudding makes a huge difference! Could be grand with some cream cheese! :) Thiiiink I may try it. Also, what if you used chocolate cream cheese? Oh la laa


Patricia December 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Is this instant pudding or cooked pudding mix


Destri December 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Instant is what I use!


Amanda Ogden January 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

I have made them with chocolate pudding mix, as well as butterscotch! They are delicious!


Destri January 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Oh sheesh. Now you know I have to make another batch! Thanks Amanda :)


Tonya January 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I haven’t made them yet to tell you I’ve eaten half of them, but I can I assure you when I do make them, my family will be lucky if they get to sample ONE! These just sound super scrumptious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I had to share it with the Pinterest world! :-)


Destri January 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Tonya!


Rikki J. January 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

When you say a large box of pudding mix, is that different from the standard Jello pudding boxes?


Destri January 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

There are two sizes available, and I am not sure which one is considered standard. You need the size that has 5.1 ounces (at least I think that is the exact amount) not the 3.4 ounce.
That is a good point to bring up, I will have to check the exact size and add it to the recipe, thank you!


Sarah January 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

These looks so moist and yummy! Come share at my new link party: Hope to see you there!


sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more January 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

I cannot wait to try these, pinned!


Charlene Butcher February 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

My cookies didn’t spread out-just had baked dough balls! Wonder what happened. Baking soda wasn’t outdated,etc. Still tasted good!


Linda White May 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hi, my family has made pistachio cream cheese cookies for almost 39 years! They are such a family fav that when my daughter got married last October she did the bride and grooms fav cookies as wedding favors and hers were the pistachio cream cheese! You can make them with any flavor pudding, we like chocolate too, but never thought to use vanilla. And yes, you use a whole package of cream cheese in these cookies, they are absolutely the best EVER! Let me know if you want the recipe!


Destri June 26, 2012 at 4:55 am

Linda, I so want this recipe!


Linda White May 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

sorry, not 39 years, 30 years! Typo big time!


Crystal May 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Linda I would love to get that recipe!!


kim December 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

these cookies are absolutely the BEST cookies I have ever made or eaten. since I found this recipe two months ago, I can’t tell you how many batches I have made by request…for the school bake sale, Christmas parties and gifts, just because they’re sofreakinggood… I’ve tried lots of variations using different pudding flavors like chocolate and vanilla, and switching out chunked white chocolate or chopped walnuts. you seriously can’t make a bad combination! my only advice is: if you think they look like they need just another minute, go ahead and take them out! it’s a whole different cookie if it goes that extra minute.


Destri January 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Yes! I couldn’t agree more on the extra minute!


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