Brown Butter Pudding Cookies

2 and 1/2 days off from work makes this Monday just a tiny bit painful.

Thanksgiving was awesome.

My cutie of a nephew said my name and Nick’s name, learned Maggie’s name (Magnie, as he says it) and is on his way to being a pretty good little football player. We had bath time, nap time, early morning snuggle chatter time, and got to watch him scarf down a banana in less than 10 seconds, after he had already eaten french toast.

We ate so. much. food.

Grilled and beer-butt turkey. Sweet potato casserole. Green beans wrapped with bacon. Corn casserole. Cranberry salad. Fresh baked bread. Coconut cream pie. French toast. Biscuits with bacon and eggs. Homemade noodles with turkey and vegetables.

I got slobbery kisses, sticky handed-hugs, and did not want to leave yesterday to come home.

But here I am.

Working and back to real life.

So tired of eating that I haven’t even made a meal plan or grocery list for this week.

Maybe we can just eat cookies all week? Nick would probably be okay with that.

These cookies happened a few weeks ago and I can’t believe they’ve been sitting on my camera card for this long.

Brown butter is it. It’s the best smell…ever?

I want it in cookies, blondies, drizzled on cakes and breakfast, folded into bread and rolls, slurped off a spoon.

And finally – finally – I mixed my obsession with brown butter and one of my favorite cookies of all time. Vanilla pudding cookies are soft and fluffy and just a bit sweeter than regular cookies. Adding the brown butter takes these cookies to over the top delicious.

If you’re as sick of turkey and potatoes as I am, break out the mixer and bake these up today. I may do the same.

Brown Butter Pudding Cookies

Makes: 4 dozen cookies


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 package instant Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Place butter in saucepan and heat, over medium low, until butter is melted.
  2. Cook butter on medium until it is browned and smells rich and toasty. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir sugars into the browned butter.
  4. Pour sugar mixture into large bowl and let it sit 10 minutes.
  5. While the butter and sugar are cooling, whisk the salt, baking soda, pudding mix, and flours together in a bowl.
  6. Blend eggs, one at a time, into the butter and sugar mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, until all of the flour is incorporated.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to chill.
  10. When the oven is hot, drop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake at 375 10-12 minutes or until golden around the edges.


  1. Sounds like a successful Thanksgiving !! These cookies look ah-mazing! I put malted milk in cookies a while back and LOVED it- I bet the pudding has that same awesome impact. The chocolate looks so awesome!

  2. I’ve never used pudding in a cookie recipe but vanilla + chocolate is always a delic combo!

  3. Sounds fantastic!! I need to make this :)

  4. Those sound soooo good!!!

  5. This Monday sure hurts after a very long and wonderful weekend!

    Browned butter and pudding mix together sound AMAZING!! I baked a lot yesterday, but now I want to even more!

  6. Getting back to normal is tough..but these make a much more enjoyable. :)

  7. I want these in my belly now! They look incredible!! ;)

  8. Sounds like a great weekend, although I know what you mean about being tired of eating. Never thought that would happen! The cookies look awesome though!

  9. Oh my gosh, I made pudding cookies this past weekend and fell in LOVE! The recipe I used was a basic sugar pudding cookie one from All Recipes, but this, this looks awesome! Loved your addition of brown butter.

    Bookmarking! :-)

  10. glad you had a good thanksgiving!! i’m with you, today is rough, especially since i leave on a work trip tomorrow :/ can i have some of these cookies to take with me?? :)

  11. Today was totally painful but the cookies make it better! I use pudding mix in various baked goods, it provides such moisture. These look perfect! Glad to hear your Thanksgiving was great!

  12. These sound delightfully decadent!

  13. I’ve been wanting to try brown butter cookies AND pudding cookies for a while now, looks like I might want to do both at once!

  14. i looooove pudding cookies so i definitely need to try these!

    and i can totally relate. my weekend was SO MUCH FOOD!

  15. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! Adding to my list of must-try baked goods in the next few weeks!

  16. So I just took these cookies out of the oven and my husband and I couldn’t wait for them to cool before we tried them. They are absolutely DELISH!!! I even have a cold and my taste buds are not working properly and I could taste the burnt butter and feel the creaminess from the pudding. We have found a new favorite cookie in this house!!! I first saw you on Dr. Oz and I just had to find out about you and your recipes. Thank you for sharing!!

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