Perfect Pudding Cookies

The holidays are made for baking. Cookie swaps and holiday party treats are a weekly (maybe daily) occurrence. I love these cookies because they can be festive for any holiday or party. Change up the M&M colors or the add ins. You can do chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, oats, raisins, the possibilities are endless! Keep the add ins to one cup and this cookie dough will be good to go.

In terms of nutrition, chocolate has antioxidants and generally makes people happy. Plus there’s some protein in there from the peanut butter. Ta da!

Perfect Pudding Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flourimage1
  • 1 box (3.4oz) vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mini festive M&Ms


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and pudding. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the softened butter, peanut, butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Once fluffy, add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture about half a cup at a time on low speed until fully incorporated. Add M&Ms and stir into cookie dough with a spoon or spatula so they don’t get crushed. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into eight large cookies or 12 smaller cookies. Cookies should be about 1-2 inches apart. Press them down a bit to form a flatter cookie shape. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Number of servings: 8 | Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 347, total fat: 13 g, total carbohydrates: 66 g, dietary fiber: 1 g, sugars: 33 g, protein: 7 g


What is your favorite holiday cookie? Tell me below!


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