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Halloween Pudding Cookies

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These Halloween pudding cookies are easy to make, fun to share, and perfectly festive for our favorite spooky holiday! Try out this easy pudding cookies recipe for your Fall parties this year!

Halloween desserts are always so fun to make and share because they are festive and cute! Things like Halloween Dirt Pudding Dessert, Dirt Cake Recipe, and No Bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert are great for the spookiest of all the holidays.

If you need an easy cookie recipe that will stay moist, you have to try out these pudding cookies. You can make them any color you want and add other festive sprinkles if you like!

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pin showing the finished halloween pudding cookies ready to eat

What could be more fun or adorable than a cookie that stares back at you?! These cute Halloween treats are fun and easy to make.

The great thing about these halloween pudding cookies is that they stay very soft and moist. If you aren’t a fan of crunchy cookies you don’t have to worry about that with this recipe. It’s kind of like a cake mix cookie recipe in that it’s more cakey in texture.

Plate of finished halloween pudding cookies ready to share

Is this a cake mix cookie recipe?

Yes! Technically this is also a cake mix cookie recipe because we are starting with either a white or yellow boxed cake mix. That takes a lot of guess work out of the process and it also means you don’t really have to drag out all the baking supplies.

All the main ingredients are included in the boxed mix and we will be following the directions listed below, not the directions on the box, so that we can make this cake mix into cookies instead!

This recipe also uses pudding which makes it even more indulgent and flavorful. It also lends to the moistness of these cookies. There’s nothing better than a sweet and indulgent cookie that is a little spooky and fun for Halloween.

ingredients needed to make halloween pudding cookies.

Kitchen essentials for tasty cookie recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

cookies and milk ready to eat

How to make Halloween pudding cookies:

You will love how easy this recipe for pudding cookies is to make. It’s simple and quick. Once your batter has a chance to chill it’s just a matter of scooping and letting them bake! They’ll start disappearing as soon as they come out of the oven so be ready 😉

top down look at some finished halloween pudding cookies.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet

dry ingredients for making halloween pudding cookies.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix and pudding.

adding in wet ingredients to the mixing bowl

Add in the egg, water, and milk. Using an electric mixer, mix until smooth. 

batter divided in two

Evenly divide the mixture between two bowls. Add the color of choice to each bow and mix well.

colored batter ready to be chilled

Cover and place in the fridge for one hour. 

covered and ready to chill.

Remove from the fridge, and using a 1” ice cream scoop, add each scoop to the cookie sheet until full.

scooping batter onto cookie sheets

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove when ready and place on a wire rack and add your candy eyes. Cool before serving. 

finished cookies ready to share

How many cookies does this recipe make?

This recipe for halloween pudding cookies makes between 36 and 48 cookies. It will all depend on the size you make them which you can adjust to suit your needs.

You can always double the recipe if you are making these for a big party or gathering too! They don’t last very long in our house so I don’t worry too much about having leftovers for very long.

top down look at finished cookies

Looking for more delicious cookie recipes to try?

Here are some other delicious cookie recipes that everyone will love. There are tons of great fall and Halloween options for tasty treats. Be sure to stop back and let us know which ones were your favorites!

cookies with milk ready to share

Printable Halloween Pudding Cookies Recipe

Yield: 36 Cookies

Halloween Pudding Cookies

featured image showing finished halloween pudding cookies lined up ready to share

These Halloween pudding cookies are easy to make, fun to share, and perfectly festive for our favorite spooky holiday! Try out this easy pudding cookies recipe for your Fall parties this year!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Bake Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow or white cake mix
  • 1-3.9-ounce box of Instant Pumpkin Pudding
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla
  • Gel food coloring of your choice (we used purple and orange)
  • Sugar candy eye decorations

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix and pudding.
  3. Add in the egg, water, and milk. Using an electric mixer, mix until smooth.
  4. Evenly divide the mixture between two bowls. Add the color of choice to each bow and mix well.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge for one hour.
  6. Remove from the fridge, and using a 1” ice cream scoop, add each scoop to the cookie sheet until full.
  7. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove when ready and place on a wire rack and add your candy eyes. Cool before serving.
  9. Makes 36-48 cookies (depending on the size you make them)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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