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M&M Chocolate chip pudding cookies are thick, chewy, soft baked, and loaded with chocolate chips and mini m&m's! They're made super soft with the added pudding mix right in the dough. These cookies will disappear fast because they are always a hit and everyone loves them.
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M&M Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies are thick, chewy, soft baked, and loaded with chocolate chips and mini m&m's! They stay soft for days thanks to the pudding mix in the dough.
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate chip pudding cookies, pudding cookie recipe, pudding cookies with m&m's
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Freezer Time 8 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 159kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&m's

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350° and prepare cookies sheets by spraying with cooking spray, lining with parchment paper, or using a silpat liner.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or use a mixing bowl and handheld mixer, beat together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. About 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, add the flour, dry pudding mix, and baking soda. Stir with a whisk to break up any clumps. Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, into the wet mixture and beat together just until blended each time.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and m&m's just until combined.
  • Take about 2-3 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball (should look about the size of a golf ball). Repeat until dough is gone. Place dough balls onto a plate and let freeze for 5-10 minutes before baking.
  • Remove 12 dough balls from freezer and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes and then remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. If wanted, gently press a few m&m's on top of the cookies immediately when they come out of the oven.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies! Eat a cookie warm with milk, it's delicious!

Notes

I will leave the dough balls in the freezer for 5 minutes and then take out 12 to bake on the cookie sheet. The 2nd and 3rd batches will be in the freezer longer which is fine.  
 
If you use unsalted butter you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon - 1/2 teaspoon salt in with the dry ingredients. 

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg