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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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
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