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Chocolate chip pudding cookies in a cookie tin.

Chocolate Chip M&M Pudding Cookies

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 24 large cookies


Crispy on the outside edges and chewy in the middle, these Chocolate Chip M&M Pudding Cookies are loaded with M&M’s and chocolate chips for a delicious cookie that are Santa-approved!


1 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 (3.4 ounces) box vanilla pudding

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup holiday M&M’s


  1. Start by creaming together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Cream for 1 minute until light and fluffy.
  2. Next, add in the eggs and vanilla. Beat for 30 seconds on medium speed until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl , combine all-purpose flour, instant vanilla pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Beating on low speed of mixer, gradually add in flour mixture, beating just until combined.
  5. Using a wooden spoon and by hand, add in chocolate chips and M&M’s. Stir just until they are mixed into the dough.
  6. Using two heaping tablespoons of dough, (or an ice cream scoop) roll into balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets 2 inches apart. 
  7. Bake in 350°F oven for 17-19 minutes. (Cookies will still be a little soft in the middle).
  8. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move to wire rack to cool. (Note that these cookies are delicious enjoyed warm from the oven)!!


Storage: Store cooked in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. 

Freezing: Cool completely, then store in airtight container or freezer bag for up up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 large cookies
  • Calories: 221
  • Sugar: 18.3 g
  • Sodium: 94.9 mg
  • Fat: 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.3 mg