York Peppermint Cookie

There are certain ingredients that I just always have in my pantry, instant pudding mix is one such ingredient. Not only can the pudding mix be for making pudding, but I mostly use pudding mixes for cookies and adding them into cake mixes. Pudding cookies are one recipe in my arsenal that I can whip out quickly and easily. Husband says he needs a dessert to serve after youth group…pudding cookies, I forgot to make a treat for our homeschool science club…pudding cookies. They truly are super easy and versatile.

When I saw that Walmart was selling York Peppermint Pudding, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. All things mint and chocolate is typically a huge hit with most people. And since I keep York Peppermint Minis in my freezer (I call it my PMS drawer), I was able to whip up a batch of these cookies rather quickly.

York Peppermint Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 3.4oz Instant Pudding Mix York Peppermint Mix, or regular chocolate if you can't find the York Peppermint Mix
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk in addition to the 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp of vanilla and ½ tsp of mint
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Mini York Peppermint Patties


  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and sugar. Whip until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg+egg yolk and extract, mix until combined.
  • Add in the pudding mix, whip again. Add in the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until combined.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking pad. Spread out each cookie mound because they will spread as they bake. Bake in a 350°F oven for 7-8 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, remove the pan from the oven and place an unwrapped York Peppermint Patty in the center of each cookie, pressing slightly into the cookie. Place back into the oven for 1 more minute.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 136IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, cookies, mint, pudding cookies
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HUGE PRO TIP: Follow the directions with these cookies to the tee…I have learned the hard way that if you don’t add the ingredients in in the exact direction the batter will not turn out at all.

Pudding cookies can be made with any flavor of instant pudding. I found some A&W root beer pudding mix so I made some root beer cookies with vanilla frosting. Chocolate, vanilla, and lemon pudding mix is great with sprinkles.

Have you made pudding cookies before? What are your thoughts about them? Hope y’all are having an amazing week. Stay safe, be kind, and hug your loved ones.

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