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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies

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This chocolate chip cookie recipe has a secret ingredient – pumpkin pudding – that makes a super soft chocolate chip cookie.

I first made these cookies last October. These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies are amazingly soft and full of chocolate gooeyness! But, pumpkin spice pudding is only available in grocery stores seasonally, so be sure to stock up now!

This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on October 1, 2015.

plate of chocolate chip cookies

If you haven’t jumped on the pudding cookie wagon, you should! The cookies are easy to make and the results? Melt-in-your-mouth-yummy-goodness!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies by The Birch Cottage

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Super soft, with the slightest hint of pumpkin. These cookies are sure to become a family favorite!


  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small package pumpkin spice instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together in a large bowl or stand mixer.
  2. Add in dry pumpkin spice instant pudding mix and beat until well combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and beat until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly mixed.
  6. Roll dough into 1″ balls. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let rest on cookie sheet for a minute and then transfer to wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies by The Birch Cottage

Each oven is a little different, but I baked my cookies for about 9 minutes. I tried 8 minutes for the first batch, but they were still a little doughy after letting them sit for a few minutes. Uhm, Lenny ate them anyway and said they were really good. I’m not sure I should trust him as my recipe tester anymore. Especially after he literally gave me two thumbs up for the first batch of caramel sauce I made, which just so happened to have been burnt caramel sauce. It was definitely not good.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies by The Birch Cottage

These cookies, however, they are soft, with just a hint of pumpkin spice, chocolate-y goodness. A definite keeper! I made these cookies last year especially for our daughter Morgan. She loves pumpkin spice everything. These cookies definitely got her approval and I’ve made numerous batches since.

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I do hope you give this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies recipe a try. You will not be disappointed. And, if you have any pumpkin lovers in your house, they’ll really be grateful! If you make these cookies, I’d love to hear about it!

Did you know you can make these cookies with any flavor of pudding? Really. I’ve tried white chocolate, butterscotch, chocolate and french vanilla. All came out super moist and super tasty.

Til next time…

Pam Baker from The Birch Cottage

P.S.: Morgan loved the cookies! 

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies by The Birch Cottage

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Edis Zukińá

Thursday 19th of November 2015

And there goes my diet, just give me cookies, anyone, please........., none. OK I will make them myself .


Thursday 19th of November 2015

Oh, I can feel the smell allready... mmmm...

Bogdan Sebastian

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

wow, tihs looks nice

Mary Beth Elderton

Monday 16th of November 2015

These sound wonderful! We visit my SIL and elderly MIL for Thanksgiving. My SIL does the traditional turkey dinner, but, since we stay several days, I like to take easy-to-carry-on-a-car-trip foods, too. These will be a huge hit! Thank You!

Pamela Bennett

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Mary Beth, you are so welcome! If you're looking for more of a pumpkin taste, you might want to try adding a small amount of pumpkin pie spice. Either way, these cookies are soft and taste as good as they look! Hope your family enjoys!

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