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Chocolate chip pudding cookies with sea salt flakes on top, sitting on a blue plate with a blue and white napkin underneath

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
The magic of a classic pudding cookie is in how chewy the cookies are. These Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies give you the same great chewy cookie, but without using a pudding mix!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Servings 14 cookies


  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup, plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt flakes, such as Maldon optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Slowly add in the flour, cornstarch and baking soda, making sure it is well incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir to mix throughout the dough.
  • Scoop out 2-tablespoon portions and roll into balls. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven when the cookies are puffy and barely cooked through - do not let them brown. The cookies should be round and pillow like (and not browned at all) when they're ready to come out of the oven.
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt, if using, as soon as they're out of the oven. Let the cookies cool for 1 minute on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack. As they cool, they will settle into the dips and ridges that you see in the photos. Store the completely cool cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.


Fee free to swap the chocolate chips with the add-ins of your choice equaling 1 cup total. 
Take care not to overcook these cookies. For a perfectly chewy pudding cookie, you want to remove them from the oven when they're puffy and not at all browned, and then let them cool on a wire rack. 


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
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