Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

It’s my favorite day of the year: the day when I get to stand in line for hours, and hours, and hours just to mail away my hard-earned money!

{That would all be in a sarcasm font, if my Mac were so advanced.}

There is only one thing that can make Tax Day more bearable and that is chocolate. Copious amounts of soft, fudgy chocolate. Enter Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies! These are officially my new favorite chocolate cookies.

 They are the richest, chocolatiest, thickest, best chocolate cookies I have ever had! Once you bite into one, your life will never be the same. Never.

Mmm hmm. After a few of these bad boys writing that check to Uncle Sam won’t seem as devastating. Miracle cookies these are.

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Pudding cookies seem to be the new “It Food of 2014”.  Never one to miss a cookie party, I figured I’d see what all the buzz was about by whipping up some of my own.

All I have to say is these Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies are buzzworthy!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

I used bittersweet chocolate chips {Ghirardelli, you know me by now!}, Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix, cocoa powder AND melted chocolate! The pudding mix, melted chocolate, and brown sugar make these cookies extra moist and pushes them over the edge into Chocoholic’s Heaven!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

So pudding mix in cookies?! My new favorite thing! I bought every flavor that Kroger had yesterday, so prepare yourselves to be inundated with soft, chewy cookies, bars and cakes!!!

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

If you want more pudding cookie inspiration, you should check out Dorothy’s Triple Chocolate Pudding Cookies and Averie’s Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies! They both look amazing! Plus they are amazing, so there’s always that…

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 24 Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies have bittersweet chocolate chips, melted chocolate, chocolate pudding mix and cocoa powder! Soft, thick and chewy - chocolate cookies don't get much better than this!!


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3.5 oz box of instant chocolate pudding mix {I used Hershey’s Special Dark}
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt {I used 1 teaspoon and thought it was perfect but Hubs thought it was too salty}
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, pudding mix, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. {The mixture may look curdled at this point, which is fine.}
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture in several additions, mixing just until combined after each addition. Stop several times to scrape down the sides of the bowl. I did 7 total additions.
  5. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the melted chocolate; mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight for the thickest, chewiest cookies. I baked several without chilling, because I am impatient, and they were still thick with a fabulous texture, but they improved greatly after some refrigeration.
  7. Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Roll into balls approximately the size of ping-pong balls, place 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets, press down slightly to flatten top.
  9. Bake 12 minutes in pre-heated oven. The tops should still be glossy in the middle. They won’t look “done”. Allow to cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool. If you break one open while it is warm, it will be a mess. A delicious mess.


This cookie dough freezes beautifully! Simply roll the chilled dough into balls, freeze in a plastic, zip-top bag, and bake as directed {add in ~3 minutes} whenever a craving strikes! They might be even better baked from frozen. Just sayin'.


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  1. says

    I have been trying out a healthier diet lately, but holy chocolate goodness batman. These look divine! Pudding on the inside?! My family will flip over these. I think I need to make these asap and designate that day as an official cheat day! (:
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  2. says

    Hi Lindsey,

    Julie ended up having too much homework to help me with it, so we have shelved it until after the AP exams. Junior year is the worst! But these cookies look VERY easy – I won’t need her help. Many thanks! Your photos are lovely as well.

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Junior year is the hardest! These cookies are super easy! No extra hands required 🙂

      And thank you! Dark cookies are so hard to take photos of…because they just look so…dark!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      These were my first ones – hooked! I searched your site for them bc I was thinking about doing them as the guest post! 🙂

      You NEED to try them! NEED!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh! These cookies look like a chocolate lovers dream. Oh how I wish I had 1 or 2, make that 6 or 7 right now 🙂
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      They are dangerous! Seriously, dangerous! 7 may turn in to 12. Here ends my Public Service Announcement.

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      LOL! Thanks, Stacy! They are kinda crazy fudgy but still with an appropriate amount of “cakey”!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks, Ella! They definitely are! I wish I could share them with you ! All about sharing the love (and the calories)!

  4. says

    Yum they look so chocolateicious and rich. I got cookies in front of me everyday (from our bakery side and leftovers are always “take all” for staff), so there’s many cookies that I am sick of…but this is something different! Haha I’d imagine a Reese’s version of this would be heavenly too!
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Poor you! On second thought, maybe I would have to work out less if I were sick of more desserts! This would be heavenly with some Reese’s mixed in! Then again, there are few desserts that wouldn’t be!!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Yes it will work, but it is a very thick batter so prepare for your arm to get tired!!! It will all be worth it in the end! 🙂 Enjoy!

  5. says

    These are like CRAZZZZZY good! How many times can you put chocolate in a cookie? 4 times baby! 4 times!!! Lovin’ these extra, extra, extra, extra chocolate-y goodness! I’m in a chocolate-y heaven right now. 🙂 And it’s all good here. Hahaha! Pinned! It’s the extra chocolate swoosh in that cookie that had me at hello.
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      ALOL! If I could have figured out a way to do 5 that wasn’t “cheating”, I totally would have! The more the merrier is how I feel about chocolate! Thanks for the pin!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I LOVE Dutch processed cocoa but I didn’t use it in this recipe. None of the local stores around me sell it and Whole Foods stopped selling the imported brand I like and started selling this new one which is AWFUL! I refuse to use it. I think I’m going to break down and buy it online.

  6. says

    I know what you mean – I have never seen it in grocery stores around here. I buy mine from Penzey’s. You can get various sizes – I get a large bag and it lasts for a long time.
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      You are the second person the mention Penzey’s. I’ll have to check them out. I always worry about buying food online because you never know if it’s legitimate, but I’ve read a lot about Penzey’s and they seem reputable. Thanks for the help!

  7. says

    Penzey’s is wonderful but be warned – if you are like me, you end up buying more than you should. Their website is rather plain and unexciting but they have a wonderful catalog/magazine that comes out every month or so. Go to their site and request a copy!
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I’ll consider myself forewarned!!! lol!

      Trouble is coming! I just googled it and there is one in Atlanta!!! So excited!


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