Pudding Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}


Like the Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I posted a few weeks ago,  I have made these Pudding Oatmeal Cookies for what seems like forever!  I am pretty sure I got this recipe from my mom, but I am not sure where she discovered it.  However, I do remember, as a child we would we often had pudding for dessert.  Because of the somewhat unusual addition of a pudding mix to these cookies, I suspect the recipe may have been on the pudding box or in an advertisement in a magazine.

Like the Chocolate Chip Cookies, I have made these since I was 12 or 13.  I don’t make them as often as the chocolate chip variety, but a few times a year someone in the house will request oatmeal cookies.  They are easy to make, moist, chewy and delicious!


 I admit I don’t always do this,  but, it is a good practice to gather all your ingredients before beginning.  That way you don’t get half way through a recipe and discover you are missing an ingredient.



Beat sugars, butter, pudding mix and vanilla until smooth and creamy.


Using a fork, flatten cookies slightly before baking.


Chewy and delicious; perfect with a cold glass of milk or a steaming cup of tea or coffee!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Pudding Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package vanilla INSTANT pudding (4 servings size)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 3½ cups oatmeal
  1. Combine flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. Combine butter, both sugars, vanilla, vanilla pudding mix and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in flour mixture, then coconut and then oatmeal, beat until well combined.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoon full onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Using a fork, flatten cookie dough slightly
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Do not over bake!

This recipe makes approximately 4 dozen good-sized cookies!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and as always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.




  1. Oh wow those sound amazing! I love pudding but have never seen it in a cookie recipe! About how many does this make? Just trying to figure out if I should halve the recipe. No raisins?

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    These cookies look so yummy! I Pinned this recipe to my Recipes board and will be making them very soon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is perfect! I have been looking for a cookie recipe that is different but still one that my “don’t-like-anything-new” family will like. This fits the bill.

  4. I bet it’s good.



  1. […] or probably not so coincidentally…as they both came from my mom,  I also have a recipe for Pudding Oatmeal Cookies which are equally delicious. I think the pudding, even though it is added in its dry state, adds […]

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