Posted by: Erica Retrochef | May 23, 2016

Puddin’ Cookies

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that it’s acceptable to call somebody puddin’ (perhaps an affectionate nickname for a child), but it’s pretty rude to call them pudding.


I think Bisquick was following the same sort of logic when they named this recipe. Pudding Cookies is unappealing, but Puddin’ Cookies is fun and hip!

PUDDIN’ COOKIES! Mix well 3/4 cup Bisquick, 1 pkg. instant pudding mix (any flavor), 1/4 cup salad oil, 1 egg. Form into small balls; flatten with hand on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 min. at 350 (mod.). Makes about 3 doz. They’re fun!

Puddin’ Cookies! It’s excitin’!


Based on how simple the recipe is, and how much Bisquick one box holds, we decided to try a few different flavors of pudding: chocolate, butterscotch, and pistachio.


At the first mention of “cookies”, the two youngest children magically materialized in the kitchen. “Cookies? Where are the cookies?” And for a change, they were both willing and able to do the recipe themselves.


I didn’t even need to help with egg breaking.


The youngest’s favorite part was squishing the dough balls into cookie shapes. I gave him a mug and he cheerfully smashed them, then kept begging that I make more dough for more smashing.


Luckily three flavors of puddings meant three batches, and there was plenty of smashing for him to do.

These are fairly tasty cookies, assuming you pick flavors of pudding that you tend to enjoy. Pistachio was my favorite, Buzz liked butterscotch, and the kids were most interested in the chocolate. The primary downside is that they’re moderately greasy, leaving an oily residue both on the cookie sheet and any napkin they sat on for a while.

This is an ideal quick cookie snack, and kids can make it themselves (especially if you trust them to use an oven.)

This classic Bisquick advertisement was shared by Classic Film on Flickr.


  1. I’ll have to try these! Thanks 🙂

  2. One wonders whether or not the amount of salad oil could be diminished (or maybe substituted with butter?) to cut down on the greasiness, but since the biscuits have a specific ration required, maybe not – ? Still, how interesting, and not something I ever would have thought of off the top of my head!

    • One of the batches had a bit less oil, and got fairly crumbly (see the more ragged edges on the green pistachio cookies?), but maybe substituting a tablespoon or so of water for oil would keep the consistency and cut the grease. Considering simple a recipe it is, definitely worth trying!

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  4. I wanna try these

  5. Interesting…reminds me of a recipe I once tried for peanut butter cookies, which believe it or not I found on the back of a ketchup bottle. And yes it did use ketchup in the recipe.

  6. Reblogged this on thereisnosanityclause and commented:
    Next on my list…I have a box of chocolate instant pudding in my pantry……

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