If you're looking for a cookie that everyone will love, look no further than these Banana Pudding Cookies.
This is the perfect treat for any occasion, made with real bananas, brown sugar, and white chocolate chips.
A sprinkling of white chocolate chips makes it even richer! Make a batch to enjoy as yummy desserts or any time-of-the-day snacks.
About Banana Pudding Cookies
I love cookies and have made my fair share of them, from rich, chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies to Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and German Vanillekipferl. My cookie recipes are easy to make and are easily one of my favorite desserts or snacks.
This delicious recipe is no exception.
Made using typical cookie ingredients, mashed banana, a box of instant banana pudding mix, and white chocolate chips. It is a perfect blend of flavors and texture.
Why This Recipe Works
FLAVOR - Using instant pudding mix is a game-changer. It elevates a classic banana cookie recipe into this creamy, cake-like baked dessert.
CROWD FAVORITE - This recipe yields 36 yummy, chewy cookies. And they will be gone before you know it. Double the recipe if you are making it for a large crowd.
TEXTURE - These cookies are light, soft, and chewy. They are full of great flavor and perfect as a little sweet treat.
TIME - This is an easy, uncomplicated recipe you can do in about 30 minutes. Perfect if you're looking to surprise your family with a delicious homemade dessert.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
BUTTER - Be sure to allow the butter to soften before you start baking. Creaming butter, sugar, and eggs is easier when all the ingredients are at the same temperature. Always use unsalted butter for all of your baking.
SUGAR - We'll use both Brown and Granulated Sugar. Brown sugar adds moisture and deeper caramel sweetness to the cookies. Granulated sugar helps the cookies spread as they bake and gives them a crisp outer layer.
EGGS - Bind the ingredients together and are the dough's primary source of moisture and protein.
BANANAS - Same as with other recipes that require a ripe banana, you'll want to make sure to use ripe bananas! So, if you have spotty, overripe bananas, this is a great recipe to use before they spoil.
PUDDING MIX- Although plenty of brands offer a good dry banana pudding mix, I like the Jello brand.
FLOUR- Use all-purpose flour in this recipe. It gives form and structure.
BAKING SODA - Allows the cookie to rise and attain its fluffy texture.
SALT- A little bit will bring out more of the banana cream and chocolate flavors.
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS- This is the perfect flavor complement with bananas! They make the cookies extra creamy and indulgent.
Variations and Additions
Dry Pudding Mix. If you don't have banana pudding mix, use French vanilla pudding.
Chocolate chips- semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips will also work. Or you can make it super fun by using M&Ms, chopped vanilla wafers, nuts, or sprinkles.
Banana. If you like to give your cookies more texture, chop them into small bits instead of mashing them. Another great way to provide it with a perfect banana flavor and texture is to add crushed banana chips!
How To Make Banana Pudding Cookies
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Cream butter and sugars, then mix in eggs and mashed banana.
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, ensuring a smooth batter.
- Gently fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Scoop onto a baking sheet and bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
Recipe Success Tips
RIPE BANANAS - Ensure your bananas are ripe for maximum flavor and easy mashing.
DON'T OVERMIX - Mix until combined to keep the cookies soft after adding the dry ingredients.
EVEN SCOOPING - Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon for consistent size and even baking.
OVEN POSITION - Place the baking sheet in the middle rack for optimal heat distribution.
COOLING - Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Pair these heavenly cookies with:
VANILLA ICE CREAM – Because you can never have too much of a good thing. And, of course, you can use the cookies to make an ice cream cookie sandwich.
MILK – The classic cookie companion.
ESPRESSO – For anyone who wants a kick of their sweetness.
STORE – For up to a week, keep your Banana Pudding Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. If you live in a humid environment, adding a slice of bread to the container can help absorb excess moisture.
FREEZE – If storing for longer, place the cookies in a zip-top bag, remove as much air as possible, and then freeze. Don't forget to label the bag with the date.
REHEAT – To recapture that fresh-from-the-oven flavor, microwave the cookies for 10-15 seconds. If reheating from frozen, add an extra 5 seconds.
AIR FRYER REHEAT – Place the cookies in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Heat at 300º Fahrenheit for about 3-5 minutes. This will crispen the edges while keeping the middle soft.
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Banana Pudding Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer for several minutes until the mixture creates air bubbles. Beat in both eggs until the batter is light and fluffy.
- Add the mashed bananas. Continue to be until well combined.
- Add dry ingredients (banana cream pudding mix, flour, baking soda, and salt) and continue to beat until the batter is smooth. Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookies dough on the baking sheet. About a tablespoon per cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit.