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Banana Pudding Cookies

Banana Pudding Cookies

  • Author: olivia hartwellen
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


  1. These Banana Pudding Cookies are not just a treat; they’re a trip down memory lane! Imagine all the cozy, comforting flavors of banana pudding, now packed into a soft, chewy cookie. With their delightful combination of sweet bananas, creamy pudding mix, and crunchy vanilla wafers, these cookies offer a unique baking adventure and a perfect treat for any gathering.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the mashed banana and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  5. Mix in the banana pudding mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Beat in the egg until smooth.
  7. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  8. Fold in the chopped vanilla wafer cookies and mini chocolate chips (if using).
  9. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Butter Consistency: The recipe calls for softened unsalted butter, which is crucial for achieving the right texture in the cookies. Make sure the butter is soft but not melted before creaming it with the sugars to ensure that the cookies come out light and fluffy.
  2. Mixing the Ingredients: When adding the dry ingredients to the wet, it’s important to mix them until just combined. Over-mixing the dough after adding flour can develop the gluten too much, leading to cookies that are too dense rather than soft and chewy.
  3. Baking Time and Temperature: The cookies are baked at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-12 minutes. Since oven temperatures can vary, it’s a good idea to check the cookies at the 10-minute mark to avoid overbaking. They should be golden around the edges but still soft in the center when they are done.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 24 cookies
  • Calories: 180 kcal/cookie

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