White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

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Have you ever tasted a pudding cookie? No? You have no idea what you are missing then. I discovered pudding cookies last Christmas and am so excited to share these White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies with you today.

Delicious white chocolate peppermint pudding cookies! Easy recipe!

Baking Christmas cookies is one of my favorite traditions to do with the kids over the holidays. I remember when my dad used to come home from work with a giant plate of cookies from his office cookie swap. I always looked forward to that day and all the different types of cookies on the plate. My favorite were the Christmas Wreath Cookies. I’m not sure if there were any pudding cookies on those plates back in the day. If there were, I’m sure I gobbled them up.

The “secret” to pudding cookies is obviously the pudding mix. Believe me, you will never have a dry pudding cookie. Unless you bake it too long.  I’m not even a big white chocolate fan and I loved these cookies. The combination of the white chocolate and peppermint is just so yummy.  

You will need a few supplies to make your life easier when making these cookies:

4.67 from 3 votes

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Course Dessert
Keyword peppermint cookies, peppermint pudding cookies
Servings 2 dozen
Author Kelly


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 small package 3.9 oz. vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes you can also use Andes Peppermint baking chips


  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Beat in dry instant pudding mix
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well
  4. Add baking soda and flour and mix well
  5. Stir in peppermints and white chocolate chips
  6. Roll into 1" balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat (or a greased baking sheet)
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.


Make sure to take these cookies to your next cookie exchange party. I shared some cute free cookie exchange printables earlier this week over at Uncommon Designs so be sure to stop on by Bonnie and Trish’s blog to download those printables if you are hosting a cookie exchange.


What’s YOUR favorite Christmas cookie? If these aren’t on your list yet, they should be. You can thank me by sending me a big plate of them!



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  1. These are simple and excellent! I used a blender to break up candy canes, and only used half the amount called for. They ended up tasting a lot like Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!

  2. I’m struggling to get the cookies off of my cookie sheet. They taste great, but the presentation looks awful. I’ve cooked them longer than suggested and they still don’t form together very well in the end. Any suggestions?

    1. I had this problem initially. I figured it out because the candy canes would become a sugary crystal glue with not enough batter. Either lessen the candy canes but now I use the Andes baking chips and it works every. Single. Time. I make them every year.

  3. My daughter, her boyfriend and I are making these for a cookie exchange at work tomorrow. They are very easy and tasty. Hope i win the contest with these. We also dusted the cookies with what are calling candy cane sugar left over from the crushed candy canes that the recipe called for.

    1. I hope you win the contest too, Monique! I love the idea of dusting them with candy cane sugar! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi!
    I made your white choc peppermint cookies last night and they are absolutely FAB!!!!! So addicting too. I don’t think the recipe specified whether to use sugar free or “regular” instant vanilla pudding. So, I opted for the “regular.” Also, used a 3.4 oz. package because I couldn’t find 3.9 oz. I crushed candy canes for the peppermint and they were the perfect consistency and sweetness. I wanted my cookies crispy, so baked a little longer. Used parchment paper and the cookies released perfectly. THe whole family loved!!!! These cookies will definitely make a repeat appearance in my Christmas cookie repertoire every year! Thanks for sharing the delish recipe!

    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad that you and your family liked them and happy to hear that you’ll be baking them next year too.

  5. Thank you! Great cookies, I substituted semi sweet chocolate chips for the white chocolates. So delicious, the whole family loved them for Christmas.

  6. Can I make the dough ahead of time like 2 days before baking it? If so, should I freeze it or put it in the fridge?

  7. This recipe needs help. Struggled badly with first few batches. Like another reviewer said cookies are so thin they’re see-through and stuck to parchment paper. Flavor is great, but presentation was awful. Considering what makes cookies spread, there’s probably too much butter or sugar. After adding 50% more flour than called for, subsequent batches were a little bit better (still thin)

    1. I’m sorry you had trouble with this recipe. It has turned out well for me every time I’ve made it. If the cookies are sticking to the parchment paper, I’d advise using a Silpat sheet if you have one.

  8. Hello – I love these cookies, but when I bake them, the color is usually a hint of yellow. I believe it’s from the vanilla instant pudding mix. Have you ever had this issue? I noticed in your photos that your cookies are very white – but I follow your recipe exactly. Thoughts?

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve made pudding cookies before, but this is my first time doing a holiday themed one with the peppermint. I made them for a potluck tomorrow, and they’re delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and did not have any issues with them being thin or sticking. I used parchment paper and they released easily. Taste and presentation are both perfect.

  10. I used hersheys candy cane kisses instead of candy canes & they turned out great! I cooked them first with chopped up candy canes & they were too chewy & too big of chunks

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