Oreo Pudding Cookies


These Oreo Pudding Cookies are as perfect as you could imagine them!

This past weekend my husband participated in a “race“.

It involved running up mountains, climbing over walls, jumping off cliffs and crawling through mud…among other things.


He came home from the race in pain.  He had rope burns, abrasions, bruises, splinters, gashes and a limp.

And a smile.

I don’t understand.


So he basically hasn’t been able to move since Saturday.

Apparently he plans on doing it again next year.

AND he asked if I wanted to do it with him.



I promptly introduced myself to him.  Because apparently he has suffered from some brain contusion that affects his memories.

He then told me I should “think outside the box”.

Honey, that box isn’t even in my mini storage.


I asked him under what circumstance I would ever crawl through mud, up a hill underneath barbed wire?  Unless there is a Louis Vuitton waiting at the end for me, there is zero chance I would ever participate in such an activity.

I can’t even guarantee that if a crazy clown ax murderer was chasing me that I would do that.  I’m pretty sure I would just lay down and play dead.  That’s my “escape from a murderer tactic”, btw.  Feel free to use it.  I mean, chances are I won’t be able to outrun anyone, so playing dead is really the next available option.


So long story short my kitchen project, which is now my floor project, is on hold until my husband can bend his knees again.

My husband.  It’s never dull.



I need a cookie.


These are pudding cookies.

Actually they are Oreo Pudding cookies.  If you don’t have Oreo pudding, just use vanilla.  If you don’t have pudding at all, don’t make these cookies.  Sorry.


And I also used chopped up Cookies and Cream Dove Promises.  If you can’t find Dove Promises, use Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Bars.  If you can’t find the Hershey’s Bars either, you could use Cookies and Creme Drops.  If you don’t have any of those things,  don’t make these cookies.  Sorry.

PhotobucketMix up your simple cookie dough, using the entire pack of dry pudding mix.  Fold in your chopped candies and bake them on a lined cookie sheet…


Then you should eat them.


I heard that there’s another Oreo Pudding recipe going on over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen today.  It might involve poking.  Snort.


Oreo Pudding Cookies
Makes approx 24 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pkg (4.2 oz) Oreo pudding/pie filling mix
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped Cookies and Creme Bars (About 4 Hershey's are readily available at the supermarket, but I actually used Dove Cookies and Creme Promises I had on-hand)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In a stand mixer cream together butter, pudding mix and both sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour, baking soda, salt and oats.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Stir in chopped candy.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
adapted from Plain Chicken


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Cookbook Queen
September 11, 2012 10:38 am

These have got to be some of the best cookies ever. EVER!!

I don’t even understand races. What are you racing FOR??? MIsery???

September 11, 2012 2:04 pm

A feeling of accomplishment.
Fun time with one of my sons.

Or maybe it just seemed like a good idea at the time…

September 21, 2012 9:20 am

I agree!

September 11, 2012 10:40 am

These sound fantastic! (And I love the provisos about when to not make them 😉

Colleen @ What

I love pudding cookies!! These look divine.
And friends of mine have done races like the one your hubby did – but they never have appealed to me! I like just straight, plain ol’ running 🙂

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
September 11, 2012 10:45 am

men are weird, although I want to do the zombie race one day, that would be cool. And I also need a cookie;p

September 11, 2012 10:48 am

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
September 11, 2012 11:06 am

I LOVE those Dove promises! Nothing better…except when it’s in a cookie 🙂

September 11, 2012 11:19 am

These are my FAVORITE cookie!

Tara Lynn
September 11, 2012 11:21 am

A) Your husband is crazy.
B) Thanks for this recipe! I just bought two boxes of that pudding mix because it’s not easy to come by and then you happened to post this. Awesome!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
September 11, 2012 11:32 am

These look dreamy!

September 11, 2012 11:34 am

You knocked one out of the park again! These sound great. I had a weekend warrior too, but he did home improvement projects over the weekend and hobbled around all week.

September 11, 2012 11:35 am

Oh goody! These are healthy cookies so I can pull them off….the oats will balance outall the negatives! Hahahaha Never heard of the oreo pudding…plan on finding some today. Thank you!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
September 11, 2012 11:36 am

These are redonkulous. Did I just say that? Ugh. It’s because I need a cookie or five, okay? Also: races. Cannot. Do. It. I see all the women on Instagram posting pictures of their red faces for the 5k race and I’m like, “here’s a picture of me eating some cookies” or “while you’re running, I was sitting on the couch reading Us Weekly.” It’s bad for my ego, okay? Running is just not right.

September 11, 2012 11:43 am

Pudding cookies are my all time favorite right now…so chewy and delicious. Cookies with pudding, oreo, and candy bars…down right awesome!!! So, I have to admit something…I did a Tough Mudder last fall. I was actually dreading it and thought I would probably die!! But it was actually one of the most fun things I have ever done. Crazy I know:-)

September 11, 2012 11:49 am

I will never understand men. I will always understand cookies. These are gorgeous and I love that lead photo SO much!

September 11, 2012 12:02 pm

These cookies look sooooo good!!!!! Is there anything I could substitute for the oats??

Lauri @ MyPinnedLife
September 11, 2012 12:32 pm

Ok, I have to make these now. My brother was obsessed with the Hershey’s Cookies and Creme Bars and know I can put them in a cookie. Plus it’s like double Oreo goodness!

Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

The word “pudding” in the title was a little odd to me, but you’ve convinced me – I’m completely on board! These cookies look really good and I love that they have cookies and cream chocolate chopped up and mixed in (those Hershey cookies & creme bars used to be one of my favs 🙂

PS – I totally did one of those races earlier this yeat – and yep it’s crazy (but kinda fun!)

Pam Gardner
Pam Gardner
September 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi, I completed a Spartan Race in August in Massachusetts. It was a blast! I have signed up for next year and for one in November at Fenway. I wanted something to train for and really was looking for something fun. Spartan definitely fit the bill!
Oh and the cookies look super! Hope to make them soon for the kiddos.

September 11, 2012 1:06 pm

Hey there,

We really are going to have to meet one day. My husband is into all of that stuff too. This weekend he is hiking part of the Appalachian Trail for 3 days and when he gets back,he will be all kinds of sore!!

And me? this weekend I will be baking these cookies with my boys!!

Thanks for sharing as always.

September 11, 2012 1:15 pm
Oh Warrior Dashes. I have so many quality pictures of my Marine after coming home from those. I, too, reward myself for putting up with his shenanigans with oreo pudding cookies. Although, because I have a problem, I add more crushed up double-stuff oreos (like eight) and some chopped up dark chocolate (to balance out the creamy cream-ness) and freeze them in golf balls before baking them. Result–oreo pudding cookies on crack: just under-baked in the center and exploding with deliciousness. Mmmm. I’m gonna go bust out a few from the freezer now. And eat them with a cinnamon roll… Read more »
mary beth
September 11, 2012 1:25 pm

Oh. my. gosh! I’m pinning these right now for the day I’ve run enough miles to justify eating a whole batch. Because you know I won’t stop at just one. YummO! Would also love if you linked up sometime to my new recipe swap on Tuesdays: http://annapolisandcompany.com/2012/09/coastal-living-cobbler/

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
September 11, 2012 2:10 pm

I freaking love this recipe. It combines pretty much all of my favorite things!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
September 11, 2012 2:21 pm

Mmm, love cookies and cream. These look awesome Shelly!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
September 11, 2012 2:31 pm

I love that you and your husband competed in the Warrior Dash! The last dash my husband and I competed in was from the front door to the remote. I lost and ended up scoring an afternoon with SportsCenter reruns. Which is exactly why I need to keep a stash of these cookies on hand to self-sooth should I lose the next Remote Race.

I LOVE the idea of pudding in cookies – I bet the texture is amazing. And chopped up cookies IN cookies. That’s SO Alice In Wonderland!!! Love it, Shelly!!

September 11, 2012 2:36 pm

Love it!! I’m working on an oreo cookie recipe today…ahhh, sugar rush. I love your cookies! 🙂

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
September 11, 2012 2:58 pm

Pudding > warrior races. True fact.

Darla | Bakingdom
September 11, 2012 3:32 pm

Racing is not my thing. I know I won’t win, and I hate not winning, so I don’t race. I get a pedicure. Because pedicures are always a win.

Love the simplicity of these cookies, and yet they still seem so decadent. Yum!

September 11, 2012 4:02 pm

Oh, holy smokes, wow! These cookies. I need them. Thanks!

I might run that race for these cookies.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
September 11, 2012 4:06 pm

Cookies > crazy races

September 11, 2012 4:27 pm

I bet the pudding mix makes these cookies delicious!

September 11, 2012 4:33 pm

Yeah I’m doing one of those races in June! It sounds like it may be fun. Plus I heard there is some mighty fine people watching there!!

I just made a batch of pudding cookies for the first time yesterday and they are amazing! Now this recipie is everything I LOVE!!!! Oreos and the cookies and cream bars! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks!!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
September 11, 2012 4:34 pm

I will eat anything when there’s pudding involved. Is there anything that pudding cannot improve upon? Doubtful. (Also, playing dead is totally my escape from a murderer tactic too. My theory is that if it works on Lifetime movies, it must work in real life.)

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
September 11, 2012 4:57 pm

My brother in law did one of those types of races recenlty and he could not stop raving about it, I don’t get it.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
September 11, 2012 5:02 pm


September 11, 2012 5:16 pm

Love these cookies! I’ve made them several times and they are always a hit! That silver pedestal thing is gorgeous. Gorgeous!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
September 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Ive made cake mix cookies, and banana bread with pudding mix, but never pudding mix cookies. Must change that b/c they look delish!

Jen @ Jen
September 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Your conversation with your husband sounds EXACTLY like my conversation with mine about going to the gym. Wouldn’t I like to come to the gym every day and do his really hard and extremely time consuming workout with him? HAHAHAHA. Will I be getting extravagantly paid? Then no.
These cookies look absolutely perfect, by the way. Pudding cookies are so amazing.

September 11, 2012 6:17 pm

Playing dead has always been my plan too. And if things get really bad, I’d just start punching myself in the face. Who is going to attack someone already attacking themselves, right?

That’s my plan. I’ll let you know if I ever need to use and whether or not it works.

Dana Gardner
September 11, 2012 6:47 pm

Ah as soon as I started reading I recognized the Warrior Dash! This was exactly how I got lured into participated this year – hubby did it last year and thought it’s be tons of fun for my son & I to join him this year. I too am bruised, sore, still stiff and still washing mud out of places and wish I would have had these cookies waiting for me. – PS if you do become delusional and do it start running on hills – lots and lots of hills.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
September 11, 2012 8:16 pm

My husband did one of those races and I was just happy he did it when he was out of town so he didn’t come back to our car or our home covered in mud, is that bad?

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
September 11, 2012 8:49 pm

I made a version of these last year – so good!! I need to bake with pudding more often!

September 11, 2012 9:13 pm

My coworker did one of those…hers was called a Spartan Sprint. She is a tiny Asian girl. NOT a Spartan. Nuff said.

Maybe if these cookies were at the finish line I would do it. Maybe.

Julie @ Table for Two
September 11, 2012 9:39 pm

omg, i’m on a mission to find this said oreo pudding packet..i’ve never seen them – probably didn’t look diligently enough, but man, these cookies need to be made!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
September 11, 2012 11:40 pm

I would need a cookie too if my hubby was incapacitated for a days and days haha. these look great!

Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box
September 12, 2012 6:33 am

I foolishly agreed to go ziplining with my boyfriend. I assumed that I would just have to walk to the top of a hill, strap myself up and fly down a zip line. Nope. It was five hours of rope ladder climbing, mud, heights, crawling and tears so I can relate!

Love these cookies and pinning! 🙂

Vicki Bensinger
Vicki Bensinger
September 12, 2012 7:41 am

Wow these sound wonderful. I make a batch of cookies using pudding but never thought to use Oreo pudding which until confessions of a cookbook queen today didn’t know it existed. Great recipe. I will definitely try. So glad I popped over. I will be back.

Emma Josh
September 12, 2012 9:32 am

It seems your hubby is going racing for misery than fun. I wouldn’t consider joining him either if he came home that way.

September 12, 2012 10:56 am

Love that about your husband! That’s awesome! Also cracked up at the comment about the box not even being in min-storage. Lovely cookies. 🙂