If you like your oatmeal cookies thick and kind of soft in the middle, try Coconut Pudding Cookies. They don’t spread much, and the pudding mix keeps them from getting hard. I made mine in a range of sizes and decided I like them about medium, but next time I might try making them as big as scones!
Coconut Pudding Cookies Substitutions
You could make these the usual way with vanilla pudding mix, but if you like the flavor of coconut then the coconut pudding adds a little extra something. And I really do mean “a little” extra something, because the coconut flavor is not that strong. The coconut flavor seems very natural, actually. If you want a strong coconut flavor, your best bet would be to add a bit of coconut extract as well.
More Recipes Involving Pudding
Coconut Pudding Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups 5.8 ounces all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks 8 oz unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 package 4 serving size coconut instant pudding mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups quick cooking not instant oatmeal
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips or more as needed
- 1 cup of toasted and chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut use more or less as needed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and pudding mix until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed. Beat in the vanilla.
- By hand or using the lowest speed of a mixer, stir in the flour mixture. When flour mixture is fully blended, stir in the oats, pecans , chocolate chips and coconut.
- Using a generously rounded teaspoon or a level tablespoon, scoop up dough and shape into balls. Flatten the balls slightly (the cookies don’t spread much) and arrange 2 ½ inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheets.
- Bake on center rack for about 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Sorry you can’t find the coconut pudding. Hopefully it will have wider distribution in the near future. For the coconut extract, it’s really up to you. Personally, I’d use only 1/2 teaspoon. However, if you really like coconut you’ll want to use a full teaspoon.
I don’t think I’ve ever made or tasted cookies with pudding in the mix. Have bookmarked these to try the next time an oatmeal cookie craving strikes.
I bet banana pudding would be great too!
Ela, it’s definitely chewy. Not cakey, but chewy and dense.
Anna, you mentioned this is thick and soft, may I know if it’s chewy or more cake like in texture? Thanks.
Yum. I like how thick they look.
I have a friend who loves cookies with pudding in the ingredients. I’ll have to send her a link.