Patriotic Pudding Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chill 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 145 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 1/2 cup Butter (unsalted and soften)
  • 3/4 cups Brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 box Instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz - just the powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Red, white, and blue M&Ms white, and, blue M&Ms, 1 cup (divided)


  1. Cream butter and sugar together in a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  2. Add dry pudding mix, salt, baking soda, and flour until well combined. Add 3/4 cups of M&M and mix into dough well. Allow cooling in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray or parchment paper. Roll chilled dough into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Place remaining M&MS on top of each cookie. Bake for 9-11 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before allowing to fully cool on a rack.
Nutrition Facts
Patriotic Pudding Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.