devil’s food chocolate chip pudding cookies.

devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies | a flavor journal
I feel that some of my favorite recipes come from mistakes.  Like Post-Its, the original chocolate chip cookie, and potato chips, some mistakes are noteworthy [and delicious].  And in this instance, my intentions to make an original recipe came out slightly different than expected.
But so far, that’s been working for me.
devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies
 Take these Devil’s Food chocolate chip cookies, for example.  I’ve been on a pudding cookie kick (more recipes to come – don’t you worry 😉 ), and I’ve loved every second of it.  My brother came to visit me last week, and I figured what better time to make cookies that I don’t necessarily want to keep around?  
 devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies
 I tossed the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla into my KithenAid before looking into my cabinet to retrieve my vanilla pudding mix.  Alas, it was nowhere to be found.  Upon about ten seconds of reflection, I recalled that I had used the rest of the pudding mix in a batch of M&M pudding cookies I had made the previous week.  (Of course.)
 devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies
I was left with two options:  butterscotch pudding cookies or devil’s food pudding cookies.  Seeing as how I am not necessarily a dessert person, but I tend to have a serious chocolate craving every now and then, the devil’s food option was really appealing to me.  Why not?  What could possibly go wrong with chocolate pudding and chocolate chips?
Nothing.  Everything went exactly as I wanted it to go.  
 devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies
These devil’s food chocolate chip cookies are rich and delicious.  One a day will do ya, unless you have a serious craving.  I’m a big fan of the pudding cookie thing, as I think it makes them a bit softer and more luscious.  I also incorporated 1/4 cup of bread flour to keep it a little thicker.  Otherwise, using all AP flour will work just fine.
 devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies
My major tip to you is to not over bake pudding cookies.  Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to chill the dough before baking them.  However, to keep them fluffy and moist, don’t overdo it on the temperature or the time in the oven.
 devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies


[my additional tips!]:

Actual Prep / cook time:  20 minutes

Clean-up difficulty:  3

Overall difficulty to make:  2

Overall satisfaction:  8.5

Price range?  This dish is under $5 for a batch of cookies.

What I would change next time?  I think mixing up the chocolate chips with maybe some candy could be fun. 🙂

For your own version, I recommend:.

  • Don’t over bake the cookies.
  • Top them with juuuust a pinch of salt after they’re done! 🙂

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devil's food chocolate chip pudding cookies.

Super chocolate chip cookies made with devil's food pudding mix! Rich, decadent, and delicious. These cookies are the ultimate chocolate lover's dream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6
Author: sara rose :


  • 1 stick unsalted butter 1/2 cup, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar loosely filled
  • 1/2 tsp. salt kosher if possible
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp. devil's food pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup bread flour substitute AP flour if you like!
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chip cookies


  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Combine butter, sugars, salt, egg, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Sift together flours and baking soda. Slowly add into the large mixing bowl with the other ingredients, mixing on low until fully combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. (Rotate the pan halfway through!)


I top each cookie with just a tiny pinch of salt once they come out of the oven! 🙂

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    • Bob A.
    • July 26, 2016

    I must say these are delicious .

    1. Reply

      Thank you! ☺️ I’ll send some with you next time!

  1. Reply

    These look amazing! I love soft cookies!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Dominee! I’m a huge fan, too!

  2. Reply

    You know how you suddenly find yourself not able to live without something you didn’t know exists five minutes ago? That’s these cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. They’ll be a big hit this weekend.

    1. Reply

      I hope so! 🙂 love your compliment – that totally makes my day!

  3. Reply

    Sara, these look great! i didn’t realize that your blog was as young as mine! Keep up the great work. I hope to work with you in the future!!

    1. Reply

      I would love that, Elise!! And thank you for checking mine out – I love your blog, too! Looking forward to keeping in touch and hopefully helping each other out!

  4. Reply

    These look really good. I am with you on the milk too! Thank you for posting the recipe.

    1. Reply

      My pleasure, Roy! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

  5. Reply

    My boyfriend will go bonkers over these – thank you!!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. Reply

      My pleasure, Clarissa!

  6. This is just the kind of cookie I like! Fat and moist and chocolatey 🙂 I do make tons of mistakes in the kitchen and I must agree with you – they can be delicious and fun sometimes don’t they??

    1. Reply

      Absolutely! I love when accidents turn into new favorite recipes 😀

  7. Reply

    I have a friend who swears this is the only recipe she needs when making cookies. Not over baking is key.

  8. Reply

    These look so good! As soon as the weather cools down, I need to bake these.

  9. The devils food is a great idea – the cookies look lucious

  10. Reply

    The more chocolate the better! I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love soft cookies. 😀

  11. Reply

    These look amazing! Definitely adding this recipe to my baking folder.

  12. Reply

    These look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Karly
    • September 8, 2016

    These are like little pillows of chocolatey heaven. I think I could eat a whole batch… actually, I know I could. Sorry kids! 😉

    1. Reply

      Haha! Thank you, Karly! Sometimes I like to just cuddle up to an entire batch, myself… ❤️

    • Rosie
    • September 8, 2016

    These look so delicious! Love the pic with the milk.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Rosie!

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