Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Here we go again folks… Pudding Cookies: Christmas Edition.  I LOVE to make different variations of pudding cookies. When it came to thinking of a great Christmas Pudding Cookie, I knew exactly what I wanted to make..

The original Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookie recipe is dear to my heart. It was given to me by my mom and I am pretty sure my grandma is the one who gave it to her. Needless to say, it has been a long time family favorite. That being said, I wanted to do the perfect Holiday Spin to it.

When I think of holiday flavors, peppermint is the first thing that comes to mind… and what better than to pair it with Chocolate?!  Chocolate and I never stray to far away from one another. These cookies are so soft and so perfect for the holiday season. They would make a perfect addition to your cookie plates this year!


3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
1 small package (3.9 oz) Devil’s Food instant pudding mix, dry (you could also just use chocolate, too)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks (semi-sweet chocolate chips will work)

Cream together butter and sugars.
Beat in dry instant pudding mix.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
Add baking soda and flour and beat until well incorporated.
Stir in Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips and semi-sweet chocolate chunks.
Roll into 1″ balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. I find 9 minutes to be the perfect number for my oven.



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  1. 1

    You can never go wrong with chocolate pudding cookies. These look fantastic.

  2. 2

    Chocolate pudding cookies! These sound amazing.

  3. 3

    They look and sound fabulous – I love the choc + mint combo. I was just looking for those baking chips yesterday but my groc store didn’t have them! I’ve seen them on other blogs lately, too!

    • 4

      I think I looked in every grocery store for the peppermint baking chips and I couldn’t find them either. What I did though was buy the candy cane Hershey Kisses and chop them up into chip-sized pieces. Worked fabulously and the cookies are delish!

  4. 5

    Chocolate & peppermint is my favorite! Have you seen the seasonal CANDY CANE flavored pudding?? I’ve been expecting to see a pudding cookie recipe with that pop up on here…

  5. 6

    Wait a minute…they make Devil’s Food pudding??? Where has that been all my life?
    These cookies look delicious. I think they’d be perfect with Santa’s glass of milk this year.

  6. 7

    I think this is my favorite version yet!

  7. 8

    These look so delicious Nikki! I just want to grab one out of the pick and gobble it up right now

  8. 9

    I want to make these for a cookie party. How many cookies does one batch make? Thanks!

  9. 11

    i looooove pudding cookies and yet – have never made them. Love these Nikki- another winner to add to your beautiful pudding cookie repertoire! :)

  10. 12

    How many dozen did you get from this recipe?

  11. 14
    Rose-Marie says:

    Yum, yum, yum! We made these today to fill the house with Christmas aromas while we decorated–delish!!! Your recipe is definitely one to put in the Christmas Traditions file of the recipe book. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. 15

    These look delicious! I love the chocolate and peppermint combo during the holidays. What isn’t good with chocolate =)? Love your blog! I think you and I would make good friends =). Random comment but girl, I want your hair! It’s gorgeous!

  13. 16

    I just made a batch of these as a trial run for a cookie exchange at work. Thank you for making my choice this year so easy. I will not be doing any other tests. I love the Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips, and whenever I see a recipe that includes them I know it will be a winner. My store did not have the devil’s food flavor pudding so I used the chocolate fudge. They are delicious. Thanks!

  14. 17

    Yum!!! I just printed out this recipe for my cookie swap! Love your blog!!

  15. 18

    These look beyond delicious! They would be VERY dangerous in my house.

  16. 19
    Jennifer Hroch says:

    Hi there,

    Therse are so good- I had a few problems though:

    1) How many ounces should the small box of chocolate pudding be? (I might have the wrong size, and I cannot find the devils food version)
    2) The cookies came out flat as a pancake
    3) The stuck to the pan and were a weird consistency ( but they tasted sooo good)

    Any tips for me on these troubles?

    • 20
      Chef in Training says:

      it is 3.9 oz box of instant pudding mix. You just add the mix dry powdered, don’t prepare it. I don’t know if that is what you did, but off the top of my head that is the first possible reason that comes to mind. I will try and figure out a solution. So sorry that happened. I have never seen that before. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this :)

  17. 21

    These look amazing! I am trying this recipe tonight for a cookie exchange. I have never used instant pudding when making cookies. By small package do you mean the smaller box of the pudding mix 3.9 oz? Thanks!

    • 22
      Chef in Training says:

      Yes, it is a 3.9 oz box :) I will clarify that in the recipe. Sorry about that. You will have to let me know how you like them!

      • 23

        They came out great! Very tasty and moist. The only issue I had was they didn’t bake down very flat. The second batch I pressed down a little bit. It didn’t really affect the taste, just the look. Can’t wait to share for my cookie exchange :-)

  18. 24

    Just made these and they are very yummy. Almost dangerously yummy meaning I can’t stay out of the cookie jar. I did make a little change, my store didn’t carry the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips, but they did have the Andes peppermint crunch candy, so I chopped it up and added it. It worked great. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  19. 25

    In my oven now for a Cookie Exchange!! YUM

  20. 26

    I wanted to make these for my cookie exchange this week but haven’t been able to find the Andes chips anywhere. Finally found them at World Market. Hope that helps anyone else searching for them!

  21. 27

    I used peppermint bark instead of the Andes crunch they weren’t at my store. Mine look an smell amazing they didn’t come out cookie flat so I just smushed them while they were still warm! Haha

  22. 28

    Just made these for cookie exchange. They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will definitely check out more pudding cookie recipes!

  23. 29

    If I use chocolate instead of pudding mix, does that mean unsweetened cocoa and how much?

  24. 30

    I’m going to bake these tonight! I found thenpeppermint crunch baking chips at wal mart. Also, if you go to the X-mas section in target, you can fund them there. :)

  25. 31

    Made these tonight. YUM!!!! I can’t wait to try more of your pudding cookies!!

  26. 32

    These cookies are beyond delicious! Just wanted to let you know that this recipe and your site are feature on my blog here

  27. 33

    Gluten Free Modification-1/2 c almond flour, 1/2 c coconut flour, not quite 1 c brown rice flour, full 1/4 c tapioca and cornstarch equal parts mix-dough was really dry-but sticks together and works well! Didn’t spread much, might flatten dough balls before baking a little next time. Very tasty!

  28. 35

    Oh yum! Love pudding cookies! These look heavenly!

  29. 36

    These are really, really great! My store had no Devil’s Food pudding mix, but I got Hershey’s Dark Chocolate pudding mix and they came out great. I added a teaspoon of mint extract to the batter because I really love mint. I made three batches of these, to bring to a Cookie Swap, some for the office, and of course a ton for myself and the kids. Thanks for posting!

    • 37

      Making these on Friday to bring to my Mom’s Christmas party. They looks delicious. I also found the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips at World Market :)