Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies


Today I’m so excited to be a part of a fun and of course tasty, virtual wedding shower for one of my food blogging friends, Sally McKenney over at This girl is awesome and I admire her in so many ways! She is so talented and I am so excited for her to get married to the love of her life! So, let’s celebrate with one of Sally’s favorite – sprinkles!

Congratulations Sally and Kevin! I’m so happy for you two! If you are friends with Sally too or if you just simply adore her blog and want to celebrate with her, you can snag her a gift online! The couple is registered at Williams Sonoma here.

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What better way to celebrate than with Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies? I’ve tried my hand at sprinkle cookies a few times, but they always left me tasting too much sprinkle. What better than to hide that with the flavor of a vanilla pudding mix and a bit of almond extract? Not only does is the pudding mix add a sweet, light flavor but it is also aids these cookies in adding a wonderful texture. The thickening agents in the mix also help these cookies spread less and the mix just offers such a soft texture to these cookies.

My family seriously could not get enough of these cookies! I made two batches since I had to add some light tweaks the second time around, but even by a second batch no one was getting tired of these cookies. I brought them on vacation with us and they had to be the most craved thing I brought.

Party or no party planned, you’ve gotta try these cookies! Both young and old alike are going to love them!


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Be sure to check out all of these other fabulous bloggers participating in Sally’s virtual wedding shower:

Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake from Lauren’s Latest

Funfetti Cookie Dough Balls from Averie Cooks

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies from Diethood

Cake Batter Popcorn from I Heart Naptime

Confetti Cookie Milkshake from Bake Your Day

Cake Batter Ice Cream Balls from Oh, Sweet Basil

Frosted Sugar Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking

Peanut Butter Filled Doughnuts from Crazy For Crust

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cups from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Shirley Temple from Damn Delicious

Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies from Cooking Classy

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from The Messy Baker

Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars from Handle the Heat

Vanilla Banana Muffins from Love From the Oven

Homemade Funfetti Yellow Birthday Cake from Ambitious Kitchen

Frosting Filled Deep Dish Cake Batter Cookies from The Domestic Rebel


Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies | Cooking Classy

Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies | Cooking Classy


Funfetti Pudding Mix Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 14 Tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 (3.5 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup rainbow jimmie sprinkles , plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg, then blend in egg yolk, vanilla extract and almond extract. Stir in vanilla pudding mix.
  3. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined (batter will seem dry at first but it will start to come together. Stir in 2/3 cup sprinkles.
  4. Scoop dough out using a medium 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop (or 2 Tbsp at time) and shape into balls. Drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Gently press a few more sprinkles into tops. Bake in preheated oven 9 - 10 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: These cookies look soft, chewy, and just totally AMAZING! I need them!! NOW :) August 6, 2014 at 3:46am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: My stomach is growling because I want to eat the entire batch of these pudding cookies Jaclyn :) I can’t thank you enough for this virtual bridal shower! I was blown away to see all of the sprinkle love in my reader this morning. I’m just so lucky to have you and all of the other gals. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me. And can I just say how inspired I am by you and your stunning photography Jaclyn? But I’m sure you already knew that! You’re the best, thank you so much xoxo :) August 6, 2014 at 4:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Sally! I’ve seriously loved your blog and I’ve learned so much from you! It’s been so fun to follow along for the past few years!
      I hope you have the most amazing wedding day! I’m so excited for you and Kevin! August 6, 2014 at 5:49pm Reply

  • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More: Such a fun virtual shower!! And these look amazing!! LOVE! August 6, 2014 at 6:47am Reply

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear: I love pudding cookies and these look AMAZING! I love Sally’s blog, and she has definitely inspired me to get more creative in the kitchen…even if she might not know it. These have her name written all over them. I can’t wait to make my own batch of these :) August 6, 2014 at 6:57am Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: These cookies are so perfect for this shower! Gorgeous and fun! August 6, 2014 at 8:28am Reply

  • ali grace: These look great! I may have to try these out for my next book club meeting. Sprinkles are just so fun!
    Looking forward to browsing through all the great posts for Sally’s shower. Such great stuff! August 6, 2014 at 8:38am Reply

  • Kate @ Diethood: Oh how preeeetty!!! AND TALL & FLUFFY! August 6, 2014 at 8:43am Reply

  • Shannon @ Bake. Frost. Repeat.: These cookies look fantastic! So inviting and festive with the sprinkles. I could totally devour about a dozen right now! August 6, 2014 at 9:08am Reply

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog: These cookies are so puffy and gorgeous. I love that you used a generous amount of sprinkles in the batter. I want to reach through the screen and grab a cookie from the pile. Thanks for hosting! August 6, 2014 at 9:30am Reply

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker: These look like cookies Sally would make. They are perfect! August 6, 2014 at 10:02am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are gorgeous, so perfect for Sally’s shower! August 6, 2014 at 10:17am Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: These cookies look amazing!! I love putting pudding mix into baking recipes :) August 6, 2014 at 11:56am Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: There is nothing I love more than a nice thick and chewy cookies … yum!! August 6, 2014 at 12:27pm Reply

  • Del’s cooking twist: I just stumbled upon your funfetti pudding mix cookies you baked for Sally’s virtual bridal shower and I simply love them. They look thick, chewy and very tasty! I’m a huge fan of Sally since I started blogging and I’m now happy to meet you through her bridal shower. Cheers from the French girl behind Del’s cooking twist ;) August 6, 2014 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Jamie: These cookies are gorgeous, and I love that you added vanilla pudding mix to the batter! How delicious!!! August 6, 2014 at 4:59pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I have always loved sprinkles so I know I would love these! They look so festive as well as soft and like they would melt in your mouth. Pinning to make soon! August 6, 2014 at 5:03pm Reply

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust: I swear, I can almost taste these from your photos. I’m so craving cookies now!! Gorgeous. August 6, 2014 at 6:24pm Reply

  • Ambar: I am sure these taste as AMAZING as they look! August 6, 2014 at 6:46pm Reply

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle: These look irresistible! I’ve been curious to try a pudding mix cookie recipe, funfetti-style sounds like the perfect way to go! : ) August 6, 2014 at 11:20pm Reply

  • Laura: I made these yesterday with my kids and they were a big hit! You always have such good recipes. Thank you! August 7, 2014 at 9:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yay! I’m so glad your family liked them! Thanks for your comment Laura! August 7, 2014 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Cassie: I think funfetti was the perfect way to celebrate Sally! I love these photos, Jaclyn! August 8, 2014 at 8:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Cassie! August 8, 2014 at 8:56pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): OMG these cookies are SO perfect for Sally’s shower-they scream her! love em! August 8, 2014 at 9:06am Reply

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.: My mom has been making pudding cookies for so long, and these are my beloved cookies!! They look perfect! And of course – congratulations to Sally and Kevin! August 9, 2014 at 3:40am Reply

  • Kathleen R.: I’ve never made funfetti cookies with pudding- I gotta try them! August 13, 2014 at 5:41pm Reply

  • Claire Innes: This sounds like a great recipe!!! My only problem is that I’m not very familiar with things like pudding mixes – would it be something like a custard mixture? If anyone could direct me towards any brand you could find in a common English supermarket, that would be great! Looking forward to making these! September 29, 2014 at 10:54am Reply

  • Jocelyn: These are fantastic! I love that they don’t require any chilling. Your cookie recipes are the best! November 1, 2014 at 8:18pm Reply

  • susanv: How many cookies does this make approximately? June 22, 2015 at 8:08am Reply

  • Doe: I made these Funfetti Pudding cookies with my 3-1/2 yo grandson and they are my new favorite cookie! Delicious! August 12, 2015 at 7:18pm Reply

  • Adele: I just made the dough for these cookies. I followed the recipe to a T. It is extremely crumbly and dry. I’m not sure if the addition of an extra egg would help? I’m not even going to bake them. They crack into pieces on the cookie sheet. September 3, 2015 at 6:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just be careful when measuring the flour, it was likely packed in casing the dough to be too thick and dry. A little milk or egg would help. Sorry that happened! September 3, 2015 at 10:57am Reply

  • cindy: How much butter does it call for? 1/4 tbsp? November 22, 2015 at 11:21am Reply

    • Joseph: Nope…you read right the first time…14 tablespoons. That’s 1 whole stick plus 3/4 of another stick (6 tablespoons). Very buttery cookies. That’s why I used an equivalent amount of Olivio coconut oil spread to save on fat. LOL! December 18, 2015 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Michelle: I’m going to make these cookies but need to know about how many dozen it makes. I’m using a medium Pampered Chef cookie scoop December 3, 2015 at 3:06pm Reply

  • Joseph: I’m making a batch of these cookies right now for a finger-food pot luck on Sunday (a post Lesson & Carols party). I used this organic sugar I got from Trader Joe’s which evidently must have a little bit of molasses in it as it was tinted brown (not as brown as light brown sugar but still kinda brown) and I did smell the molasses that must’ve been in it too and I also used the equivalent amount of Olivio-brand coconut oil spread instead of butter to save on fat. The batter seemed a little moist to me so I added a little more flour and took the baking time up to 15 minutes and the cookies look pretty decent. They’re a little more brown than the ones you have pictured in the blog but I kinda like having my cookies be a nice golden brown. I also sampled one and they’re pretty good. :-D December 18, 2015 at 11:59am Reply

  • heidi: sally @ sallys baking addiction – I’m trying to locate how many cookies this makes and cannot find it anywhere. Can you please help?? I was hoping to make these for my daughter’s birthday party tonight, but may have to go with another recipe. :-/ May 8, 2016 at 7:42am Reply

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