Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Now that it has snowed up here in Utah (yeah, you read that right… SNOWED), I will soon be transitioning away from fall foods seeing as it is feeling much like winter.  Before this transition happens, I want to share with you this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.

This is another cookie, similar to my regular Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, that screams fall to me.  My husband devoured the bag of these I sent with him to work. He loves all things pumpkin, and these sure fit the bill. They are soft and delicious.

The pumpkin spice pudding is seasonal so you better go stock up on it while it lasts. Walmart is the only place I have been able to find it, and it is on display with their seasonal holiday food displays in the aisles.  When you grab some, make sure you give these cookies a try!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
The pudding makes these so soft. These are the perfect fall cookie!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small pkg. pumpkin spice instant pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together in a large bowl.
  2. Add in dry pumpkin spice instant pudding mix and beat until well combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and beat until well combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  6. Roll dough into 1" balls. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.



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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    I cannot even begin to type this but OMG NIKKI THIS IS THE MOST PERFECT COOKIE I'VE EVER SEEN. I have a lot of energy this morning. Must be all this pumpkin coffee I'm drinking. What would go best with this coffee? A PLATE of these! I'm freaking out. They are so pretty!!!!!

  2. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More

    Made a cookie similar to these but added pecans! I love how subtle the pumpkin flavor is and how soft and chewy the pudding makes the cookies!!

    I stalked up on my pudding...like literally bought the store out;)

  3. Jenni

    I'm so happy to see this recipe today! I just bought some pumpkin spice pudding and was trying to figure out how to use it in cookies! Thank you so much!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Finding this pudding mix, which I have heard so much about, is probably the only reason I'd have to drive to Walmart. I haven't been to one in years but that may have to change just for this!! They look soooo good!

  5. Jess

    I love pumpkin and chocolate combo...totally making these ASAP! :)

  6. Jess

    Those look delicious! Check out my post on Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes :)

  7. Kristen

    These are such gorgeous looking cookies! I am in love with adding pudding mix to baked goods - it adds such a great flavor!

  8. Kate H.

    I so want to try these. Unfortunately, my walmart didn't have the pudding when I went last time. I will definitely be grabbing lots when I find it : )

  9. Jill

    Just curious, have you ever tried replacing some of the butter with canned pumpkin? I was thinking about trying it but thought that I would ask if it has ever been done before doing so. I hate to waste a whole batch of cookies!

    1. Chef in Training

      I haven't, but it sounds like a great idea! If you try it out, you will have to let me know your proportions and how they came out! :)

    2. J.H.

      Do you know why my cookies didn't flatten or spread while baking? I followed your recipe to the "T".

  10. Meagan

    Where have you all found the pumpkin pudding? I checked Target today and they didn't have it.

    1. Bridget


  11. Kimberly Derryberry

    I'm very excited to make these!!! Do you know if they freeze good?

  12. Casey

    These sound amazing. How many cookies does the recipe make?

  13. Katie

    Id love to make these but can't find theumpkin spice pudding! Could I add pumpkin pie spice to vanilla pudding?

  14. Erica

    I couldn't find the pumpkin pudding so I used vanilla pudding + about 1.25 tsp pumpkin pie spice. They are amazing but I think I will bump up the spice to 1.75 tsp next time to really get the full pumpkin effect!

  15. molly

    These came out great! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  16. Kami

    I finally found the pudding and bought out the store..lol! I am making these right now and they are so good! I like them better than my normal pumpkin cookies that consists of a can of pumpkin and a spice cake mix. Now onto the pumpkin streusel cookies!

  17. J.H.

    I made these the other day and they turned out good. I followed the recipe to the T but they didn't look anything like the picture. My first batch never flatten and stayed in a boll shape so I flatten the next batches with the bottom of a glass. I think something went wrong with this recipe. They tasted good with a very faint pumpkin taste but I don;t know what went wrong. Did this happen to anyone else?

    1. Lauren

      I know it's been about a year since your post, but mine didn't flatten either. I have a batch in the oven right now that I flattened before baking. My only thought is that I did refrigerate my dough for about an hour before I put them in the oven. :-/

  18. Jessica

    I made these as well and they did not flatten out like the picture. They were definetly tasty though. ;)

  19. Dawn

    These look amazing, I must run to Walmart

  20. Erin

    If I have vanilla pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice could I form a substitution for the pumpkin spice pudding?

    1. Megan

      I am wondering this too... I couldn't find pumpkin spice pudding.

  21. Megan

    These are awesome! My pumpkin loving husband loved them. He is not a huge fan of the cake-like pumpkin cookies. I did find that they were much better when I added more flour. Like a cup more. My cookies spread way too much until I added more flour, but I am at a high elevation. I always do a test and bake just one cookie first and see if I need to add more flour. I also added pumpkin pie spice to give it more kick. The pudding only has cloves and cinnamon in it....isn't that crazy? It tastes so pumpkin-y. I found mine in the holiday section of wal mart and bought all they had left as I searched high and low for this stuff for a cupcake recipe. That time I ended up doing a vanilla pudding with pumpkin pie spice and it worked well. I will be making these again in a few days for a big party. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  22. Jane

    I love these cookies! This recipe has worked better for me than other pudding cookie recipes. Like others though, my cookies never flatten on their own. I flatten them a bit with the back of a spoon, otherwise they stay in the exact same shape they were in when I placed them on the pan. For me that's not a problem at all, I don't care what they look like, they're delicious!

  23. Jackie

    I made these last year but with white chocolate chips and pecans (instead of chocolate chips) and they were AWESOME! I couldn't find the pudding mix this year though... where did you get it?

  24. Angela

    Am I the only one not seeing the pumpkin in these? The first word in the title is pumpkin, but no pupmkin.

    1. Chef in Training

      I used a "Pumpkin" pudding mix. That is where the pumpkin flavor comes from.

  25. Megan

    Just wanted to let you know, I tried to look at this recipe on my Droid in order to make sure I had the right ingredients... It said the blog owner has blocked my browser set up??? I couldn't look at it at all :(

  26. Christine Collins

    I went to my local country store (lots of Amish and Morons out here in Missouri), and they have Pumpkin Spice Pie and Pudding mix for way cheaper than Wal*Mart. The only downside is they have a variation of sizes in bags. To measure for a regular pudding I drew a line on a bag of pudding I had in my cupboard and then emptied it into a ziplock baggie, then I just pour in the pudding mix from the country store and measure! Works perfectly and saves me money.

  27. Diane

    I can't find the pudding :(

    1. Dru

      I ordered it from Amazon.com

  28. Teri Hall

    If you can not find the pumpkin spice instant pudding, can you use vanilla instant pudding with pumpkin spice added to it?

  29. Shane Birkey

    I really want to make these and have been looking for the pumpkin spice instant pudding mix but have had no luck. Any suggestions?

    1. Caitlyn

      One day I saw it @ a store called shoppers

  30. Amy

    I also could not find the pudding. I used french vanilla pudding and added pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 a cup of canned pumpkin and they still came out great. Didn't flatten but I don't think it matters. Tastes yummy!

  31. Caitlyn

    What is the average amount of cookies this makes????

    1. Chef in Training

      about 3 dozen :)

    2. Caitlyn

      Thank u

  32. Carie

    The final product turned out good but my dough was so sticky I could barely get it in a ball like shape. I ended up putting the dough in the fridge for a day after the first batch. Helped manage the dough a little better. Cookies are good, less pumpkin more cake like sugar cookie tasting.

  33. Sarah

    I tried these, and I must say they weren't was I was expecting. The flour was far too much, and there is barely even a slight pumpkin spice flavor in the cooke at all. Oh well, live and learn. I hope to try other recipies from you nonetheless, much love.

  34. Joan

    I made these cookies last weekend and they are so good and the flavor is wonderful!

  35. Danette

    I love pumpkin cookies! Yum!! You so kindly added chocolate chips to make them even more fabulous. And since I have the same plates as you and the same taste in cookies, I have to make these, for sure!! We are gathering the ingredients together right now.

  36. Holly


    Do you make a peanut butter pudding cookie? Pudding cookies are my new favorite obsession and I was disappointed that I had to settle for making non-pudding peanut butter cookies yesterday. Nothing will ever be as divine as pudding cookies.

  37. Karen Crouse


    Just made these cookies and they are amazing! Great recipe Nikki!! :)

  38. Mama B

    Cookies didnt flatten...why? Kind of bland but the chocolate chips made them ok.

  39. Jen

    Is it unsalted butter?

  40. Colleen Jacobs


    Is Pumpkin Spice the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice. I'm in South Africa and we don't have such spice here but have found a recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Spice. Could I use this? Its got nutmeg and cinnamon and all spice etc.


  41. olivia

    hi! i can't find the pumpkin spice pudding mix anywhere... if i were to substitute vanilla, what else should i add to the recipe?

  42. Jessica

    I have been to 6 stores looking for that pudding and can't find it. What could be a substitute?

  43. Diana Pomeranke

    Where can I get Pumpkin Spice Pudding. My grocery store doesn't have it?

  44. Nancy

    Sorry if I am missing the obvious but is there a print button or function to print your recipes? Thanks!