Oreo Pudding Cookies

Oreo Pudding Cookies are a family favorite! They are crispy at the edge, but adding pudding mix directly into the batter keeps them soft and chewy in the center!

These Oreo Pudding Cookies are a family favorite! They are crispy at the edge, but adding pudding mix directly into the batter keeps them soft and chewy in the center!

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”. Mmmmkay.

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.

You can pass that little nugget along.

Anyway, let’s talk about cookies.


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.

PhotobucketAnd 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 some extra Oreo Cookies if you’re feeling crazy!

Scoop them out onto a baking sheet, and bake them up!

Oreo Pudding Cookies are a family favorite! They are crispy at the edge, but adding pudding mix directly into the batter keeps them soft and chewy in the center!

Like I said, the edges are slightly crispy and the centers are soft and chewy. This is a cookie that everyone in my family agrees on!

Oreo Pudding Cookies are a family favorite! They are crispy at the edge, but adding pudding mix directly into the batter keeps them soft and chewy in the center!


Oreo Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


Makes approx 24 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pkg (4.2 oz) Oreo pudding/pie filling mix
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped Cookies and Creme Bars
  • 14 coarsely chopped Oreo cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the dry pudding mix and mix for an additional 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in baking soda, salt and flour until combined.
  3. Stir in chopped candy and cookies.
  4. Using a large (3 tablespoon sized cookie scoop) drop the dough onto baking sheet and bake for 9-10 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



94 Responses

  1. Lorrie

    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.

  2. sandra

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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:-)

  5. 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!)

  6. Pam Gardner

    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.

  7. Elisa

    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.

  8. Courtney

    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 or two.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

  11. Rebecca

    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!!

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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! 🙂

  18. Vicki Bensinger

    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.

  19. Sydney

    These cookies look to die for. Have you seen the new ice cream by Breyers? It’s Birthday cake Oreo ice cream, I am about 99.9% sure it is the best variation of cookies and cream ice cream.

  20. Kelly Hendel

    Made these cookies last night. My son said they were “amazing”…I’d have to agree. I think I foresee a substantial weight gain in my future after discovering your website.

  21. Just wanted to let you know you make me giggle out loud. And that my husband is running a race this weekend. Maybe I will have to make some of these to ease the guilt that I am not participating. Who am I kidding, I was never a runner. Maybe I will just have to make some because they look delicious. I’d have to go to the store though. This sad girl doesn’t have pudding.

  22. My brother’s doing a similar race based on military training that involves running through electrified wires *shudders* I’ll stick with the cookies, too. My favorite choco chip cookie recipe is pudding-based, too–thanks for sharing this fun twist!

  23. kelly

    Hi Shelly! Just wanted to let you know I went to three grocery stores, a Target, and finally Walmart before finally finding the oreo jello pudding! :O Crazy, right? Made the cookies yesterday and they turned out amazing — everyone loved! The only difference was that mine turned out really flat — maybe a high altitude thing? I’ve made several of your recipes, and they’ve all been great! Love your blog. 🙂

  24. I have these cookies and cream rabbits that have been hidden in my cabinet since April (April? That’s easter time, right) and I have been WAITING for the right recipe to chop those little monsters up. I’m off to the store for some Oreo pudding. Goodbye diet. We’ll try again another day.

  25. Nicole

    My kids made these for me while I was at work on Sunday. Fan-tas-tic! Thank you for putting one of my favorite cookies (Oreos) into one of my other favorite cookies (oatmeal). So soft and chewy- yummo!

  26. Erin

    I had a really hard time finding the Oreo Jello pudding mix so I used vanilla pudding & mixed in several pulverized Oreo cookies and they came out great!!

  27. Molly Griffin

    Hi Shelly! Not sure that I’ve ever posted/commented on your blog, but I just had to this time. YOU CRACK ME UP! If you don’t have…then use…..and if you don’t have….then you can’t make these cookies. Sorry!! LOL, LOL That’s genius …. I love to read your posts and, of course, make the recipe! These cookies sound delish and I may make them to send to my son who lives in Chicago. Then again, I may make them and just keep them here for the rest of us to enjoy 😉 Have a great day! Thanks again for always making me smile! 🙂

  28. Hey! I know this post is a little older but I finally found time to bake those cookies – they are sooooo great! Very very tasty, I used vanilla pudding mix and chopped oreo cookies instead. Yummy!

  29. John

    Thank you for having the option of printing the recipe by itself! it really helps not to have to print all the extra parts of the page to get to the recipe. I was looking for a new recipe to try with pudding and my nephews love Oreo’s and Oreo flavored things so this should be good.

  30. Patti

    My friend made these for me while I was pregnant. They are my favorite cookies EVER. I might have eaten all of them by myself in 2 days.

  31. ColleenB.~Texas

    OMG. These look Awesome.
    You just killed my diet. I would have to participate in your so called husbands ‘race’ for sure if I where to eat a handful of these. I’ll make them small; less calories that way :}
    I may be in my mid 60’s but that race sounds like loads of fun. Growing up on a farm I had done most of it waaaaaay back then

  32. Karen T

    Loved your post!!! Really made me laugh! I am with you but then I HATE to get dirty! These cookies look like the best post race cure!

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  43. Erin

    Okay, wow. I’m not a frequent baker, I came upon this recipe on Pinterest, but really had a drive to make something. These came out fantastic! My boyfriend usually avoids desserts, but he loves these!

    Thanks for sharing this – I will definitely be making them again!

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