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These strawberry pudding cookies are everything you want in life - soft, fluffy, and packed with chewy strawberry goodness.
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  1. Strawberry Pudding Cookies Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Strawberry Pudding Cookies Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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These strawberry pudding cookies are soft, fluffy, and full of strawberry flavor. The pudding mix gives them a delicious richness that will make your mouth water, and they are loaded with plenty of white chocolate chips for an extra burst of sweetness.

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Strawberry Pudding Cookies Ingredients

Strawberry Pudding Cookies raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry-flavored instant jello gelatin powder
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract (I used Lorann brand)
  • Red gel food coloring, optional if your extract is clear (the Lorann brand is already colored red)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box of cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce bag) of white chocolate chips, divided

PRO TIP:

Make sure you are using an instant pudding mix for these cookies. The cook & serve will not work for this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

PUDDING: I love the flavor that the cheesecake flavor adds to the strawberry, but you can substitute white chocolate or vanilla flavor for the cheesecake in this easy strawberry pudding cookies recipe, and they will still be delicious.

STRAWBERRY EXTRACT: The Lorann brand strawberry extract is already a red color that will enhance the pink color of your cookie dough, so you would not need to add any extra gel food coloring if this is the brand you use. If you use a brand that is clear, then you may want to add a couple of drops of red gel food coloring to deepen the pink color of your cookies. You do not need to add the additional food coloring if you do not wish. The cookies will still be a light pink color from adding the strawberry-flavored gelatin powder.

How to Make This Strawberry Pudding Cookies Recipe

STEP ONE: In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium-low speed, cream together the unsalted butter, granulated sugar, and strawberry-flavored gelatin powder until light and fluffy.

butter, sugar, and strawberry jello blended together in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the eggs, strawberry extract (if clear, add 2 to 3 drops of red gel food coloring), and vanilla extract. Beat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until all the wet ingredients are fully combined.

eggs, strawberry extract and vanilla blended together

STEP THREE: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, cheesecake pudding mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Make sure you are just adding the dry pudding mix. Do not make the actual pudding.

STEP FOUR: Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed just until combined.

dry ingredients and wet ingredients blended together in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Stir in 1½ cups of the white chocolate chips into the strawberry cookie dough. 

PRO TIP:

If you do not want to add the extra couple of chips to the tops of the cookies before baking, you can just add them into the cookie dough before scooping and baking. You would just use the entire 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips.

white chocolate chip added to the strawberry cookie dough folded in a bowl

STEP SIX: Chill the strawberry pudding cookie dough for 30 minutes.

STEP SEVEN: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

STEP EIGHT: Using a 1½-inch (or 1½ tablespoon) cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray.

STEP NINE: You will have an additional ¼ cup of leftover white chocolate chips. You can add 3 to 4 chips to the top of each cookie dough ball before baking if desired.

additional white chocolate chips added to the cookies in a baking pan

STEP TEN: Bake for 10 minutes or just until set in the middle. Repeat until you have baked all your cookies.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cookies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Strawberry Pudding Cookies baked in a baking pan

STEP ELEVEN: Allow your strawberry pudding cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving or storing them.

How To Serve

The beautiful pink color makes these delicious cookies a perfect choice for Valentine’s day, along with our pink drink to wash them down. Of course, summertime is also the ideal time to celebrate the flavor of strawberries, and these cute pink cookies would be yummy paired with our strawberry lemonade.

Our chocolate chip pudding cookies are another recipe featuring pudding to create an amazingly moist cookie. Our Cool Whip cookies are also one of our delightfully pink treats that takes no time at all to make.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Once completely cooled, you can store these strawberry pudding cookies in a lidded storage container for up to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the baked cookies for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the cookie dough in an airtight container for up to 5 months. Allow the cookie dough to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before scooping it onto a baking sheet and baking.

close up shot of Strawberry Pudding Cookies stacked on top of each other

The secret ingredient in this recipe is the pudding mix. It creates a deliciously moist cookie, and we will warn you that they’re dangerously addictive! Get ready to devour an entire batch in record time. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use different-flavored pudding mixes in this delicious cookie recipe?

This soft strawberry cookie recipe would be delicious with several different pudding flavors. Vanilla or white chocolate would both be delightful choices.

Can I freeze these pudding mix cookies?

These strawberry cookies with pudding mix can be frozen either in cookie dough form or baked. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

Can I add other mix-ins to these strawberry shortcake pudding cookies?

You could add different flavored chocolate chips, toffee bits, nuts, or raisins to these delectable cookies.

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Strawberry Pudding Cookies

5 from 1 vote
These strawberry pudding cookies are everything you want in life – soft, fluffy, and packed with chewy strawberry goodness.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 35

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry-flavored instant jello gelatin powder
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract, I used Lorann brand
  • Red gel food coloring, optional if your extract is clear (the Lorann brand is already colored red)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 3.4 ounces cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips, divided

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium-low speed, cream together the unsalted butter, granulated sugar, and strawberry-flavored gelatin powder until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, strawberry extract (if clear, add 2 to 3 drops of red gel food coloring), and vanilla extract. Beat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until all the wet ingredients are fully combined.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed just until combined.
  • Stir in 1½ cups of the white chocolate chips into the strawberry cookie dough.
  • Chill the strawberry pudding cookie dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a 1½-inch (or 1 ½ tablespoon) cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray.
  • You will have an additional ¼ cup of leftover white chocolate chips. You can add an additional 3 to 4 chips to the top of each cookie dough ball before baking if desired.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or just until set in the middle. Repeat until you have baked all your cookies.
  • Allow your strawberry pudding cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving or storing them.

Notes

  • Make sure you are using an instant pudding mix for these cookies. The cook & serve will not work for this recipe.
  • Make sure you are just adding the dry pudding mix. Do not make the actual pudding.
  • If you do not want to add the extra couple of chips to the tops of the cookies before baking, you can just add them into the cookie dough before scooping and baking. You would just use the entire 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cookies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jenny says

    5 stars
    These were yummy. My husband made them for me after I shared the recipe with him. He scaled back to 3/4 cup of sugar and they were sweet and delicious.