Super Soft Sprinkle Pudding Cookies

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

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor! This is the best sprinkle cookie recipe to make because it’s so easy, buttery, and delicious!

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. This sprinkle cookie recipe is ridiculously easy, loaded with vanilla flavor, non-messy and did I mention sprinkles are involved? Yep. LOTS of sprinkles!!

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

Why Add Pudding To Your Cookie Dough?

Adding instant pudding to your 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!

This is the best SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookie recipe!

No Chilling Your Dough For This Sprinkle Cookie Recipe

Nope, no need to chill your sprinkle cookie dough! This means 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 of this easy sprinkle cookie recipe 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!


Super Soft Sprinkle Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


These soft sprinkle sugar cookies are made with a pudding mix!


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (3.5-ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. 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.

Keywords: sprinkle cookies, recipe, sugar cookies, soft cookies, sprinkles


138 Responses

  1. Jodi

    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!

    1. Tabby

      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

        1. Shelly

          I’ve never used almond flour in these, but generally almond flour is a 1:1 sub in most baking recipes, especially cookies which as a little more forgiving than cakes!

    1. Shelly

      if you use table salt use 1/4 teaspoon less…kosher salt is a slightly coarser grain. sea salt, depending on the grain should be the same measurement as kosher.

  2. Jeneca Lynema

    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!

  3. Michele

    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!! ??

  4. Natasha

    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).

    1. Shelly

      So sorry you had an issue… sounds like they just needed a little extra bake time in your oven. Ovens do bake a little differently. Just a question, why would you put them in the freezer instead of bake them a little longer?

  5. Jenna

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

  6. 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!!!!

  7. Linda

    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 very nice quite new oven so I don’t think that was the problem.

  8. Debra

    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…

    1. Shelly

      They are actually a mixture of sprinkles I made on my own. I purchased a few different kinds and mixed them together. but I always buy Quin Sprinkles in bulk. I like to bake with them best because they they don’t bleed into batter! I just get them on amazon:

  9. Kristy

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

  10. Regina

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

  11. Cheryl

    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!

  12. Michelle

    These cookies are delicious! First time making them and I will be including them on my Christmas cookies list! They are very festive looking and I wanted to make something that would cheer me up! I used French Vanilla pudding (love vanilla) and tin foil with butter flavored cooking spray. Really have to watch using tin foil; but they are definitely a new favorite cookie!

  13. Michelle

    These cookies are so fun and really delicious! I love changing the color of sprinkles depending on the season. I’m about to make another batch using pink, pastel green and yellow sprinkles. So glad I stumbled upon this recipe!

  14. Carly I.

    love these cookies I made them with lemon pudding mix and white chocolate chips and they are absolutley heavenly!!!!!

  15. Donna

    I made these tonight and I really wanted them to turn out looking like the picture, but unfortunately they did not. Do you know why they flatten out?

  16. Michelle

    These are delicious and turn out perfect every time! It’s fun making them festive for all the different holidays by just changing the color of the sprinkles! For fall I use a package of pumpkin spice pudding and substitute pumpkin pie spice for the vanilla. Yum!

  17. Stephanie

    I just made these last night and OMG they are SO good! And this recipe makes the perfect amount of cookies (I got 21 cookies out of one batch). They are so soft and chewy, going to be a real hit! Thanks!

  18. Donnamarie

    Made these during the snowstorm yesterday – and they are perfect! Testing them out for a baby shower and I was very pleased with them. I did bake a little longer – I like the bottoms to be a golden color. Thank you!
    Oh I doubled the recipe – made lots of cookies!

  19. Jaynee

    I just made these. I used French vanilla pudding and in the future try white chocolate pudding mix and cheesecake pudding mix. I only used 1/2 tsp vanilla and added 1/2 to 3/4 tsp almond extract, depending how strong you want it and 1/2 to 3/4 tsp butter extract. They made them taste even more yummy. I add almond to almost all my recipes and have do so for 20 years and I always get asked what a in there. Plus I put dough in fridge for 30 min before baking so they wouldnโ€™t spread. I also might frost with my homemade cherry frosting. These are really yummy!!!

  20. Elisheva

    I just made these tonight! My kids loved them but said there’s a salty taste to them. I think that’s the kosher salt (first time using it in cookies). Is that what they should taste like? Sweet but a little salty kick?

    1. Shelly

      Could be! If you used salted butter and kosher salt that could be what you’re tasting…which is how I make them btw…but I am a salty girl ๐Ÿ™‚ If you try them again you can use half the salt, or try unsalted butter.

      1. Ana

        Hi Shelly,
        I just made these. They’re pretty and tasty.
        I have a question. I had to leave mine in oven about 12-13 minutes because they didn’t seem done. When I took them out and cooled them, I cut one, and it looked half raw – or is that the pudding? Is it suppose to look like that because of the pudding?

        1. Shelly

          They shouldn’t be raw, no, but you definitely don’t want to over bake them, as they get hard! Sounds like I would add another minute or 2 to the bake time if you make them again. I will say, let them cool completely and I think you’ll be happy!

  21. Megan

    I also make super easy cookies using:1 pkg regular, cook and serve pudding mix, 3/4 cup biscuit mix, 1 egg and 1/4 cup oil. I mix the oil and egg and add to the mixed dry ingredients.One can add nuts, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, dried fruit- up to half a cup. I make into balls and flatten with fork and bake 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees.

  22. Ana

    This recipe did not turn out anything like the picture. I saw another comment about them flattening out and thatโ€™s exactky what mine did. I have never made a cookie dough that turned out so badly and flat. The cookies ran together so badly. And I agree with another comment, the recipe is far too salty. I am a very experienced baker and this was a major fail

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  34. Michelle

    A favorite in our house! i also use the cookie dough without the sprinkles. then roll them in cinnamon and sugar. One of the best cookie doughs EVER!

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  36. Charly

    I was super excited about these. My batter turned out like cake batter and they baked at the consistency of cake… So disappointed

    1. Shelly

      That’s really strange! I can’t imagine the cookie dough would be like cake batter consistency… you used just the dry pudding mix in the cookies, correct?

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  39. Sarah

    I made this recipe to a T and it did not come out at all. Dough was very dry and crumbly. Cookies didn’t flatten out when baked. Had to shape in to a cookie then back and it stayed as is. Flavor was good and they were edible but very weird dough texture which made it difficult to handle.

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  41. Breanna

    I’m in grad school and have made this recipe for a few class parties and everyone loves them! Will be making with red and green sprinkles for our Christmas party today ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Amy

    This recipe is amazing. Always make it during Christmas with Christmas sprinkles. I was just wondering if they can be made ahead of time and frozen? Would bake time need to be adjusted?

    1. Shelly

      I love to scoop the dough out and flash freeze the portions on a baking sheet. Then once they are frozen place the frozen portioned dough balls in a large zip-top bag and keep them in the freezer. Yo don’t have to thaw them to bake them either, although you can. Just add a few more minutes of bake time!

  43. Viangie

    I just made this with my son and he said mom those are the best cookies that you have ever made. They are so yummy! Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  44. Jackie

    Wow these are phenomenal! My hubby does not care for sweets and he had TWO and said they are dangerous. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  47. Alison Schwartz

    So delicious, but I would prob leave out the cup of sugar next time. The pudding already has 19 grams of sugar so to me these are wayyyy too sweet! I substituted the butter for coconut oil and they taste very good!

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  50. Lacey

    These turned out great! I will definitely be making them again and again. I didnโ€™t have any trouble with them being flat like some reviews have said. Yum, definitely a keeper!!

  51. Kim

    These were amazing!! Added some magenta food coloring and out of the oven I almost died of pure joy but then my husband couldnโ€™t stop raving about having one out of the fridge! Soo good all around and so easy to make! Thanks!

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  56. Tara

    I have made these SO MANY TIMES. It’s my go-to recipe for holidays, easily made festive by adding different colored sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚ So wonderful!

  57. Thank you so much!

    I’m a pregnant Mama in need of some sweets, for myself and my boys. I ran out of chocolate chips the other day, but really wanted to make cookies and was drawing a blank when I’d look in the pantry. Found this recipe and actually had everything to make them! They just came out of the oven, looking and smelling amazing! Can’t wait to dig in!

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