You know that little box of instant pudding mix that’s been collecting dust in your pantry? The one you bought for that one recipe one time and forgot about? Don’t throw it out! Turn it into these light chocolate pudding cookies! Using a box of instant pudding and a few simple ingredients, you can create soft, cakey cookies that taste indulgent, but won’t ruin your diet. With a few healthy swaps, I was able to create a decadent chocolate cookie that’s just 2 WW SP each. So go ahead, have seconds. I won’t tell.
The components of light chocolate pudding cookies
The star of this recipe is sugar free pudding mix. While you could turn it into pudding, I would argue that cookies are a bigger aspiration for that little box. By combining it with a few household ingredients, you can create these soft, pillowy cookies that wont sabotage your diet.
In addition to the pudding mix, you’ll need to add flour, to give them a sturdy base. Egg will be the binding ingredient. Instead of butter, we’re swapping for Smart Balance, which is a WW friendly alternative that’s far lower in points. Butter totally works here too if you’re not tracking points! Some sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract round out this recipe. The rest is just for pizzazz – sprinkles, chocolate chips, whatever you please!
I’ve made this cookie a few different ways. The original recipe is my Pistachio Pudding Cookies, which is made with regular pistachio pudding mix, butter, sugar, etc. Totally delicious and I highly recommend trying them.
You can most easily swap the flavor of these cookies by swapping the pudding mix you use. Any pudding mix will do, and it’s fun to mix it up. You can also change your mix in’s and toppings. I’ve made these with chocolate chunks, M&Ms, sprinkles, etc. Lastly, you can (and should) turn these into a cookie sandwich. Slap some peanut butter between them and thank me later.
Light Chocolate Pudding Cookies
- Mixing Bowls
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack
- 1/4 cup Smart Balance softened to room temp
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Flour all purpose
- 1 package Sugar free chocolate pudding mix 1.4 oz package
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Pinch Salt
- 1/4 cup Sprinkles optional
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together Smart Balance and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine thoroughly
- Add flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt and beat the entire mixture until a uniform dough forms
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms are just slightly golden brown
- Let cool completely on cooling rack and ENJOY! Store in airtight container at room temp for up to 4 days.