Hot Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Baking has always been something that has brought me peace of mind, but over the past year, I’ve began experimenting with different types of cookies whenever I need to clear my head. Aside from the baking itself, sharing my creations with folks at work has brought me an immense sense of joy—seeing the happiness they bring others and inspiring me to continue to test new recipe concepts. This recipe was inspired by the feel-good nostalgia that a cup of hot chocolate can bring as the winter blues hit—all in cookie form. Enjoy!


  • Preparation Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:12
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Servings: 24


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3.9 oz package of JELLO chocolate fudge pudding mix (just the dry powder; don’t make it as described on the box)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F, and line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2In a bowl or stand mixer, whip together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth and fluffy (1-2 min); add vanilla and 1 egg at a time until combined.
  • 3In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, dry pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 4Slowly stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well-combined.
  • 5Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  • 6Using a 3 tbsp cookie dough scoop, portion the dough and roll into balls (don’t pack too tightly).
  • 7Bake 12-13 minutes, or until the edges are starting to harden a little—the center may look a little underdone.
  • 8Let sit for ~5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
  • 9Optional: After cookies have cooled completely, follow instructions on melting wafer packaging and dip half of each cookie in the chocolate. Set back on cooling rack until chocolate has hardened.