Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies

These Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies are the perfect treat for the Holidays! Made with items you probably already have in your pantry, they are simple enough for the kids to leave for Santa & no one would guess they came from a box!


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Meet the cookie that is the best cookie the Hubs has “probably ever eaten in his life”.  Seriously, that is how he described these cookies.  Probably the easiest cookies I’ve ever made.  And they were a complete ‘hey, let’s just see how this works out’ idea.  I’m not quite sure what that says about all of the other cookies I’ve made…

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They were honestly really good though.  Good enough that I made the Hubs take them with him to work; otherwise, I would have eaten every. single. one.  You’re welcome ladies of Metro Auto Auction. I hope you enjoyed them 😉

Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies | www.momstestkitchen.com

Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies | www.momstestkitchen.com

Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 box 16.25 ounces white cake mix
  • 1 box 3.5 ounces vanilla instant pudding & pie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • red & green decorating sugars


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, dry vanilla pudding, eggs, butter and milk – it will be VERY thick
  • In a small bowl, combine equal amounts of the red & green sugars. You can also do two separate bowls of each color & make all red or all green cookies. Or do a little of each & go for a tye-die look 🙂
  • Scoop the dough into tablespoon sized balls. Roll the dough in the decorating sugars, being sure to fully coat the dough. Place the coated dough on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  • Cool for just a minute or two on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!



Let’s meet the hostesses of this fun link party:

Ang from Juggling Act Mama is bringing Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Teri from The Freshman Cook is bringing Cardamom Orange Sugar Cookies
Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes is bringing Italian Anise Cookies
Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama is bringing Biscoff Snickerdoodles
Paula from Call me PMc is bringing White Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Stacey from Glued to my Crafts is bringing Almond Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner is bringing Cranberry Orange Slice Cookies
Jaime from Mom’s Test Kitchen is bringing Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies
Marilyn from 4 You With Love is bringing Chocolate Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats

Please be sure to hop around and visit all the ladies and check out their tasty cookies!

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  1. These turned out wonderful! I wish I’d seen this recipe during Christmas time or I would have made them for the family. As it turned out I made them after the holidays since they sounded so good. I ended up using a butter golden cake mix since that was all I had. I just finished making a batch using a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding with the addition of white chocolate chips rolled in white sugar. Fabulous! Thank you for this versatile and delicious recipe!

  2. Here’s a tip for the holiday vanilla pudding cookies: Cover the batter and put in the freezer for up to 3 hours. The batter was too soft and sticky at first and I was unable to work with it or roll into balls. Once it was cold it worked perfectly and the cookies are delicious.

  3. I love pudding cookies and have yet to make them from home. Yours look so pretty and festive Jaime, thanks for sharing and can’t wait to try making them 🙂

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