These banana pudding cookies are amazing! If you love banana pudding and cookies, then you’re gonna adore this delicious banana pudding cookies recipe. Sweet cookies, sweet bananas, and white chocolate chips…yeah, it doesn’t get much better than these soft and chewy cookies. These banana pudding cookies will be your family’s new favorite cookie recipe. They also make great gifts, are perfect after dinner, as a snack, or just because!
How to Make Banana Pudding Cookies
Does your family love banana pudding? Do they love cookies? Are they a fan of banana pudding? What about easy recipes? These delicious Banana Pudding Cookies Recipe check all of these boxes! Pudding cookies are soft and chewy and provide just enough banana flavor without being overpowering.
Even though the cookie texture is obviously different from traditional banana pudding, the flavor is spot-on for any banana pudding fan. You get the banana flavor from the box of banana pudding mix and the vanilla from the vanilla extract instead of the wafer cookies. I promise banana pudding cookies will quickly become a family favorite the moment they take a bite. These taste so good!
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Related: Pistachio Pudding Cookies
Ingredients Needed to Make these Easy Banana Pudding Cookies
- All-purpose flour
- Instant Banana Pudding Mix – Keep this dry. Do not prepare according to the package
- Baking soda
- 1 Unsalted butter – The butter must be softened in order to properly incorporate it into the batter
- Brown sugar – Make sure it is packed down when measuring
- Granulated sugar
- Large eggs – Your eggs must be at room temperature before you get started
- Vanilla extract
- White chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS for the Banana Pudding Cookies Recipe
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare your baking sheets with either a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Tip: If you don’t have a silicone mat or parchment paper on hand, you can use non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheets.
Whisk together the flour, instant pudding mix, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Cream together your butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Tip: This can be achieved with a hand or stand mixer (just use the correct paddle attachment).
Beat in the vanilla extract to the creamed mixture.
Beat in your eggs (egg white and egg yolk) one at a time until fully incorporated.
Slowly add the flour mixture into your large bowl.
Tip: Do this until just combined. Overmixing will result in tough cookies.
Stir in your white chocolate chips.
Use a cookie dough scoop or a spoon to divide your batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Tip: Make sure the dough balls is at least 1 inch apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Tip: Do not overbake. These cookies are best slightly underbaked to retain their softness and moisture.
Cook for 2 minutes and then transfer the warm cookies to a wire rack.
Store any extras in an airtight container.
HELPFUL TIPS AND SUGGESTED VARIATIONS OF BANANA PUDDING COOKIES RECIPE
- Not sure about the Banana flavor? Pudding cookies can be made in a variety of different flavors, you could try out Pistachio Pudding Cookies.
- Need to make these easy Banana Pudding Cookies ahead? No problem, you can chill the dough for 24-48 hours before baking, just be sure to let the dough come to room temperature before baking.
- Do you like extra crunch in your pudding cookies? You can add 1 cup crushed vanilla wafer cookies or walnuts would be delicious too.
- Let your cookies cool fully on a cooling rack so they don’t fall apart.
- I don’t like banana pudding or banana cream pie flavors, can I use other pudding flavors? Yes, you can change out the flavors and make new recipes. Make it your own.
Can You Freeze Banana Pudding Cookie Dough?
If you have leftover cookie dough you can turn them into balls (using a cookie scoop) and freeze them on parchment paper and then put them in an airtight freezer safe container. They should last about 30 days and will take about an hour or two to thaw out. So, make sure you add that to the total time when you need them after freezing them.
How To Store Your Banana Pudding Cookies
Store you soft and delicious banana pudding cookies in an air tight container or zip lock baggie. Make sure you leave extra time in your prep time, to allow them to cool off before putting them away or the condensation will make them too moist.
Why We Love THese Banana Pudding Cookies
Making banana pudding cookies will take you less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Plus, you don’t have to chill the cookie dough before baking. One of my favorite ingredients in these cookies is actually the white chocolate chips. They are a little extra something. If you’re not a fan, that’s no problem. I recommend substituting them for walnuts. They go so well with bananas.
These are also great any time of year, even the holiday season or a summer family gathering. You can even get your kiddos involved in the process since it’s not complicated in any way. I love including my children in the kitchen whenever I can. It is such a wonderful bonding and learning experience.
- 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 small box (3.4 oz) instant banana pudding mix, dry
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy
- Beat in vanilla extract
- Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl each time
- Gradually add the flour mixture and mix just until combined, don’t overbeat
- Stir in white chocolate chips
- Divide batter using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and lightly golden brown. These cookies are best a little under baked.
- Allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack
- Serve or store in an airtight container
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Were you as big of a fan of these banana pudding cookies as we are? Let us know in the comments. We’d also love to know if you added any mix-ins of your own to put your own spin on the great flavor of them. Happy baking!