Soft Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

by Valerie
(Dallas, Texas)

Soft Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

These peanut butter cookies always turn out soft and chewy with a unique flavor accent, thanks in part to the addition of instant vanilla pudding mix. One thing I've been wanting to try, but just haven't gotten around to yet, is substituting the vanilla pudding for chocolate pudding. They will probably end up darker in color, but who doesn't love chocolate with their peanut butter?

Always a big hit for my two son's and their friends, I've also made these to share with my co-workers and there never seem to be any leftovers!

Just 7 ingredients is all it takes to make these special cookies.

Soft Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 (4-serving) package vanilla Jell-O instant pudding mix
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment and set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Mix in peanut butter and pudding mix until well blended.

Add egg and beat until light and fluffy.

Gradually add in dry flour mixture, beating until smooth.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared sheets. Slightly flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen Soft Peanut Butter Pudding cookies.

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Aug 17, 2021
Not Good
by: Jack

There has to be something missing from this recipe. These came out dry, and not at all sweet. Going in the trash. This recipe should be altered , or taken down. Just awful.

Aug 15, 2020
needs sugar NEW
by: Lee Schirmer

the result is a cake like cookie that is lightly sweetened. Not bad as all that but I like my cookies sweeter. I think some brown sugar, just a fourth cup and a little milk would improve the recipe immensely or increase the butter for more moistness and omit milk. Still, not bad if you like soft.

Jul 18, 2017
Awful NEW
by: Carol Paraskevas

This is the worst peanut butter cookie EVER!! Very, very dry. My S/O and my kiddos took one bite and spit em out. Big waste of time and energy. Run away from this recipe!

Dec 23, 2015
just OK NEW
by: Anonymous

I found a recipe with pudding for a chocolate chip cookie and decided to make this one. I thought it would come out great just like the chocolate chip cookies ... boy was I sadly mistaken.... just did not like how it turned out ... it was not soft and chewy but crumbled easily

Aug 18, 2013
Soft PB pudding Cookie NEW
by: Anonymous

This is the first time I used pudding in a cookie. This is not a bad cookie but a bit dry.

Feb 12, 2013
by: Anonymous

Have never made peanut butter cookies with pudding mix. Sounds interesting. Have bookmarked to try soon. Thanks for the great recipe.

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