Vanilla Pudding Sugar Cookies

Okay people, I’ve seen so many recipes on the web and Pinterest lately that involve pudding in cookies.   I had to see what all the fuss was!  Since my husband’s favorite cookie is a Sugar Cookie, I made these for him and so he could share them with his Firefighter buddies.   I have to say, these Vanilla Pudding Sugar Cookies were a big hit!

Vanilla Pudding Sugar Cookies

Did I also mention that it’s only 3 more days until our cruise?  I didn’t?  Well, guest what?  IT’S ONLY 3 MORE DAYS UNTIL OUR CRUISE!  Ya, I’m a little excited!  I can’t wait for the sunshine and heat and putting my feet up with a good book.  I’m also so excited to see the look on my kids faces when they see how enormous the ship is and when they realize all the fun stuff we’re going to do!

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While I’m away I’ll  be having one guest post from someone I’ve chatted with over the last while on Google+.  She has her own food blog and she has the sweetest personality.  I’m leaving her name as a surprise until next week.  Come back on Tuesday to find out who she is!
For my other weekly post I’ll be posting from the ship (hopefully it works).  I will post whatever my readers (you!) want.  Do you want another recipe or do you want some pics from my trip?  Let me know in the comments section and come back next Thursday or Friday (14th or 15th) to see what I post!  I can’t promise what day only because I don’t know how well the internet connection is on the ship.  I’ll post something regardless, even if I have to find an internet cafe in one of the ports!  I can’t wait to see what you pick :)

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Vanilla Pudding Sugar Cookies *

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: * 20 large cookies

A chewy, flavorful Vanilla Sugar Cookie that has the added bonus of Vanilla Pudding in it!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (Confectioner's sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pkg. of instant vanilla pudding
  • Bean scrapings from one fresh Vanilla Bean Pod
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl in your stand mixer, cream the butter, oil and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and dry pudding mix.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Using a cookie scoop (I used my large one), place the scoops on the parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Do not over-bake or cookies will become to crisp. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


* I halved this recipe and used a large cookie scoop. The original recipe will make about 7 dozen small cookies.

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  1. Yum! I love that you put pudding in a sugar cookie!! I bet these were amazing! Good luck on your trip…I am slightly jealous (in a good way)! Can’t wait to see pics!!!

  2. Pudding is clearly a magical powder! You can use it in anything! Vanilla is by far the best and this is a fantastic use of vanilla pudding! Have fun on your cruise!

  3. These cookies look perfectly soft! Yay for only 3 more days! Hope you have a blast!!

  4. Have fun on your cruise!! I’ll be sitting here all jealous lol ;) And admiring these cookies – they look so soft and chewy and delicious :D

  5. These look delicious & easy! Have fun on your cruise!

  6. Yum, your cookies sound delicious!

  7. I’ve never tried pudding in cookies before but they look awfully good. Send us some photos from your trip :)

  8. Liz, look at these gorgeous cookies! Vanilla pudding cookies sound positively heavenly.

    • Thanks Hayley! Sorry I was so long getting back to you. I saw that you had a great time in NYC. I’m hoping to go this summer so I’ll have to jot down some of the places you went to. Lots of yummy food :)

  9. MMM a pudding/sugar cookie! Sounds scrumptious! I hope you had a fabulous time on your cruise :)

    • We had a great time on our cruise….wishing we could go back sooner rather than later! These cookies were delicious…thanks for checking them out Liz! :)

  10. I make a pistachio cookie that has pudding mix in it and I just love how soft the pudding mix seems to keep the cookies! I bet these are great!

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