| | |

Vanilla Pudding Snickerdoodles

Simple snickerdoodles are taken to a whole new level with the addition of vanilla pudding to make these delicious Vanilla Pudding Snickerdoodles
Soft baked cookies cooling on a rack

Yesterday I did something sneaky and deceptive.  But I had to y’all.  I’m forced into these situations.  As I was baking these Vanilla Pudding Snickerdoodles, I really needed to taste test one.  I have to make sure my recipes don’t suck.  But Princess P has learned when the stand mixer comes out, something she likes to eat is getting made.  And when the timer goes off on the microwave that means “It’s done mommy, it’s done!!”  She is all up in the business in the kitchen when I’m baking.  She’s not missing nothing.

3 soft baked cookies stacked on top of each other in front of a batch of cookies cooling on a rack

But I didn’t really want her to have a cookie at 10:30 in the morning.  She hadn’t really had breakfast, giving her a cookie just didn’t seem like the right mother decision.  So I got crafty.  In a moment when she wasn’t paying attention to me, I grabbed a cookie, hid it in my palm behind my phone {thank you Apple for making somewhat larger phones that are great for hiding things} and dashed into the bathroom before she could follow after me!

a half eaten cookie used to taste test

So, yeah.  That’s me.  Hiding out from an almost 3 year old.  In my bathroom.  Eatin’ a cookie.

I’m awesome.

But so are the cookies so it was worth it.

soft baked vanilla pudding snickerdoodle cookies cooling on a rack
Left wanting more cookies made easy and delicious with pudding?
Try any of these sweet treats:
Soft chewy snickerdoodle cookies made with vanilla pudding

Vanilla Pudding Snickerdoodles

Traditional Snickerdoodles are given an easy and delicious twist with the addition of vanilla pudding.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding & pie filling 3.5 ounces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter, shortening, 1/2 cup sugar, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and dry pudding mix.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda; gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough into 1/2 tablespoon sized balls. Toss the balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated and then place the dough on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.


recipe inspired by: a sweet baker
Keyword Snickerdoodle
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Thanks for stopping by!
Jaime Oliver Signature


  1. 5 stars
    Honestly the BEST snickerdoodle cookie I have ever eaten! I have tried so many recipes and this one is delicious!! I bet I have been asked for this recipe 20 times and my children said I need to open up a stand at a farmers market to sell them!

  2. These turned out awesome! I did make the mistake of adding all the sugar before seeing it needed to be divided. So I added a tablespoon of heavy cream and the time was 12 minutes for me here in AZ

      1. 5 stars
        Omg best cookie ever quick question !! I took them out of the oven and they where seemed perfect light and fluffy but after I let them sit for a few min they go thin and crisp on the edges am I doing some wrong

  3. Just took these out of the oven. Sooo good!! Can’t wait to bring these for Christmas Eve tomorrow!! Easy easy easy & just simply delicious. Thanks for posting!!

  4. These are by far the BEST cookies I’ve ever had. I’m not much into baked goods, more so because I can’t do it to save my life, but when my sister brought these to me I nearly died! Usually I’d pack all cookies up for the hubby to bring to work, but these… Oh no, these were all mine! I’ll be trying myself to make them tomorrow… Fingers, toes and eyes all crossed for good luck!

  5. these look incredible. can’t wait to try them! and you’re not the only mom who’s hidden from tiny tots to sneak a treat! i used to tell my son everything was coffee flavored so he wouldn’t ask for a bite! 🙂

  6. Haha, I had to laugh when I read your post, then wipe my chin from the drool! You could’ve been talking about my 3 year old! He knows that when I pull out the stand mixer, we’re doing something yumm-o! He’s also getting pretty good at operating my mixer…

    I truly enjoyed the bathroom cookie photo op 🙂

  7. Oh yummy! I just recently started experimenting with pudding cookies (have a recipe for some coming to the blog soon! 😉 ). They are SO good! And Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating