Super Soft Sprinkle Pudding Cookies

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!
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These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

Before you’re all, “yawnnnnn I’ve seen pudding cookies a trillionty times” stay with me for a second…

I firmly believe in the value of a solid basic recipe. Basics are the recipes you make most often…

Of ALL THE BAKING I do here in my kitchen the recipe most requested and most baked is chocolate chip cookies. Certainly I am all about the special occasion dessert, I mean duh, but if I’ve learned anything from you nice folks it’s that easy, everyday classics are your jam. Those are the recipes you come back to time and time again.

So with that said, these super soft sprinkle pudding cookies will be a staple in your baking arsenal from this moment on. Trust me. They’re ridiculously easy, loaded with vanilla flavor, non-messy and did I mention sprinkles are involved? Yep.

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

Adding pudding to the cookie dough is a simple trick to amp up the flavor, but also to keep the cookies soft. Make sure you’re using instant pudding, not “cook and serve”. The coagulants in the “cook and serve” are different than the instant, containing a large amount of cornstarch. The texture will be altered and it won’t bake up as nicely.

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

I used regular old vanilla instant pudding… but you could really use any flavor you wanted to. Flavored pudding will add a nice subtle flavor to the cookies, like I did with my Butterscotch Apple Pudding Cookies.

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

And yes you’ll need sprinkles. I used this fun mix of all my leftover sprinkles.

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor! When you scoop the dough you can even add a few extra sprinkles on top if you’re feeling fancy. Truth be told I did that on a few cookies and then I got lazy!

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

There’s no chilling time necessary, meaning these cuties will go from birth to belly in under 30 minutes.

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor!

The texture is outstanding! Make sure not to over-bake them if you want super soft cookies. If you prefer a little bit of a crispy texture, no problem just bake them a little bit longer!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Super Soft Sprinkle Pudding Cookies
 
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Serves: 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (3.5-ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix)
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Next mix in the pudding mix for 30 seconds.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  5. Finally add in the sprinkles and mix until incorporated evenly.
  6. Using a medium (2 tablespoon) sized cookie scoop drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are almost set. Don't over-bake if you want super soft soft cookies.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
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Oh boy! Shelly, these look magical! We don’t really eat pudding cookies over here in Australia so they are a real treat for us. Thanks for posting!

Coco in the Kitchen
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I love the crinkly look of these cookies. They almost look like scooped ice cream.
And you can never have too many sprinkles!

Georgia
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Never too many cookie recipes!! Added to my large group of Cookies and Cups recipes

Shawn @ I Wash You Dry
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Love LOVE pudding cookies! Pudding makes everything better!

Jodi
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Yum! These look so good. I just LOVE soft cookies and can’t wait to make these. I do have a question on the print icon on your recipes. Could you possibly set it up to include the photo of the finished item? I really like having a picture on the recipes I print. Thanks!

Medeja
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They look so colorful and cute!

Betty. Gardner
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What is that little sign after butter?

Kathy
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Can you use sugar free pudding mix?

Tabby
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yes you can use the sugar free pudding mix cause I use to make these for my family and they all are Diabetics so the cookies did turn out Great just like you would have used regular sugar

Laura @ Laura
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Cute!

sharon holst
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can you use pecans instead of sprinkles, or mini choc chips?

rosemarie johnson
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these look easy enough to make.

Caroline
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Does it have to kosher salt? Same measurement for table salt? Or sea salt

Ronnie
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If you used a 4 T. scoop, how long would you bake them?

Lauren
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Is it softened butter?

Jeneca Lynema
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I made this but used a chocolate pudding mix and Halloween Sprinkles. They are a big hit. How will I stay out of them?! Thank you!

Marcia Little
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Hi Shelly, these look so good. Is this the cookies that are sold in the grocery store, they call them Lofthouse?

Mandi
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Whats pudding mix and has anyone converted the cups to ounces or grams?

Thanks x

Fiona Moore
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What would you suggest we use in the UK for 1 (3.5-ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix)??

Michele
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Hey!!! I have a silly question to ask but what is the extra yolk for?? I can’t seem to figure out what it’s for lol. I can’t wait to try them!! ??

Jess
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How well do these cookies freeze?

Kristen
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For the pudding….do you use both envelopes inside the box, or just one?

Ellen
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Should I melt the butter if I’m beating by hand?

siobhan
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can I roll this dough out and use a cookie cutter?

Christina
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I could only find instant pudding in a 3.4 ounce packet. Is this a problem?

Natasha
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I baked these cookies today. They where still extremely soft after 10 minutes. I had to bake them for over 15 minutes and then put in the freezer for a few minutes. I would not recommend this recipe. I am a good baker and cook (culinary arts degree).

Cynthia
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Would regular beaters work instead of a paddle attachment?

Jenny
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Are you using salted or unsalted butter?
I have unsalted butter and I want to know if I need to add extra salt.

Jenna
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Made this today, followed the directions exactly and they turned out absolutely fabulous!! My daughter and husband LOVED them! Thanks for the recipe!

Keri Rhodes
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My kids are cookie snobs. They loved them!!! I make mine a little smaller, and put the dough in the fridge while the first batch is in the oven. My kids don’t even let them cool off! YUM!!!!

mia
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I love how fun these cookies are! The instant pudding is such a great idea – cannot wait to try that! thank you!

Linda
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Hate to be negative but this was just average at best. They turned out like your basic sugar cookie but with some sprinkles. I basically just had to buy some pudding mix because I had everything else but I’d say if you had to go out and buy all the ingredients then just get yourself some slice and bake sugar cookies because they taste the same. They weren’t gross by any means but hardly amazing. Also I had to bake mine for close to 15 minutes not 8-10 just to get them to set and I’d say I have a… Read more »
Debra
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I’d like to bake these up for the kiddos. Where did you purchase these sprinkles – they are bright and cheerful – mine have a bunch of darker ones mixed in…

Kristy
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Love these cookies! Made them tonight for my kiddos in school tomorrow. Delicious! Saving this recipe for sure. Thank you!

Jessica Bergman
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Delicious! Everytime!

Regina
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These cookies are a huge hit it my house, we love them! I’m about to go make another batch now.

Cheryl
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I forgot to buy vanilla pudding at the grocery but I had chocolate pudding in the pantry. Used chocolate pudding with chocolate sprinkles. The pudding adds a great texture and flavor. Thanks!

Kati
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Will chilling the dough overnight change the cookies at all? Want to make these for Labor Day but get all the work done before!

Madhavi Salem
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My cookies came out super flat what did i do wrong ?

M. Salem
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Shelly, I was hoping you could help me… my cookies came out extremely flat and I followed the recipe exactly.

Angie
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Can I substitute pudding mix with cake mix.

Sian
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These are SO good and so easy to make. I followed your recipe exactly and they came out so soft and delicious! Thank you!

Jennifer
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Can these be freezes after baking?

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Lana
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I’m guessing all-purpose flour vs self rising. Correct?

Lo mein and Chives
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Oooooo those were good ? Try chocolatifing them! Instead of using vanilla pudding substitute it with chocolate pudding. I mean I don’t like chocolate ? but damn these are yummy ?

Lo mein and Chives
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Oooo these were yummy ? Try choclatifing them ! Instead of adding vanilla pudding add chocolate ?. I mean I don’t like chocolate but these were ooooo just so tasty ?

Lo mein and Chives
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I’ll have to try them sometime

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