Cookies and Cream Pudding

by Jennifer on January 11, 2013

in Puddings & Custards

Cookies and Cream Pudding by Not Your Momma's Cookie

I didn’t really make any New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m the kind of person that always believes in the ability to better yourself. Not necessarily at the start of a new year, but any time. A new day, a new hour, a new minute. Even when these “anytime” resolutions don’t stick, I feel empowered by the knowledge that you can better yourself , start over, at any time.

Sometimes, though, it’s just wishful thinking. Like, when I say I won’t let clothes sit in the dryer overnight (or longer…). Or, that I will always return library books on time. Or, that I’m only going to have a teeny-tiny serving of this pudding because, seriously, the holidays are over and the license to eat everything in sight has been suspended. Revoked. Denied.

Problem is, it is not possible to have a teeny-tiny serving of this pudding. It is “take the bowl out of the fridge for just one more bite” addictive. It is super thick, creamy, and after chilling in the fridge, those hard cookie pieces have become wonderful, little soft morsels of deliciousness, the same way that vanilla wafers delightfully dissolve in banana pudding (everyone agrees that vanilla wafers are the best part of banana pudding, right?).

Ok, so the teeny-tiny serving “resolution” is out of the question. But, maybe I could do something about the laundry situation. Maybe.

5.0 from 6 reviews

Cookies and Cream Pudding
Addicting cookies and cream pudding.
Recipe type: Pudding
  • 3.4 ounce box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (like Cool Whip)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies
  1. Put the chocolate sandwich cookies in a large, plastic bag. Using a rolling pin or other heavy kitchen utensil, crush the cookies until desired crumb size is achieved. I wanted mostly small crumbs with some larger cookie pieces for texture, but it is up to you.
  2. Put pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping into a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until combined. Add cheese and butter mixture to the pudding mixture and beat until well-combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate sandwich cookie pieces. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Adapted from Allrecipes


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1 Ashley January 11, 2013 at 9:02 am

This looks delicious! I have that same dish towel by the way : ) I love the colors!


2 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

Yay for Target textiles! I think most of my fabric photo props are from Target :)


3 Britt January 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

I too believe that doing things to better yourself is a year round thing… Which is why I REFUSE to make resolutions simply because I’ve changed out my calendar. But if I DID make a resolution to eat better this year…this pudding would’ve TOTALLY BLOWN it. I love anything cookies and cream, this looks to die for!


4 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

If you like cookies and cream, you will love it for sure! Have you ever had dirt cake? It is kind of like that, but is all smooth and soft and crazy delicious :)


5 Monet January 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

I would have a hard time saying no to one bowl of this! I love cookies and cream. Thank you for sharing this! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!


6 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

Thanks, Monet! It is quite tasty :) Hope you have a great weekend too!


7 Teri January 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

This sounds amazing!!! Can’t wait to try it.


8 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

Thanks, Teri! It is so good :)


9 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

Wow Jennifer, this is incredible! I am pretty sure it would disappear instantly at my house!


10 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thanks, Erin! It is SO SO good!!


11 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me January 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This looks crazy delicious! Also, I’m very much guilty of laundry in the dryer overnight. In fact, reading your post reminded me that there is some sitting in the dryer right now! lol. Best get to that!


12 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Haha – get thee to the dryer! I have clothes in my dryer right now…guess I should go take care of it :)


13 Paula January 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I’ll admit to one who could easily resolve to eat more of throughout the year :)


14 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Haha :)


15 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I wouldn’t be able to have a teeny tiny serving of this pudding either!


16 Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Thanks, Chung-Ah! :)


17 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 12, 2013 at 1:51 am

I’ve grown up from the days when I had cramps and could easily sit on the sofa with a package of oreos and a quart of milk. This pudding would make me very happy on the worst of days :)


18 Jennifer January 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

Oh yes!


19 Mike January 12, 2013 at 3:18 am

I love no-cook desserts so I’m definitely giving this bad boy a try. What I don’t love so much is folding laundry. Your mention of clothes in the dryer just reminded me how I tend to always put it off until it’s absolutely necessary. :-P


20 Jennifer January 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

I’m providing a great service, reminding everyone about their forgotten laundry ;)


21 Summer @ Mallowandco January 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Oh My Gosh. This looks so good I may eat my screen. I hear you on the resolutions. My routine is to write down resolutions in the beginning of the year, then never look at them again until Jan of the following year… and realize I never did any of them…whoops. I’m making this this week!


22 Jennifer January 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

Thanks, Summer! I hope you like it as much as I did :)


23 Julia {The Roasted Root} January 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

No way!! Cookies n cream has always been one of my faves…Oreos are by far my favorite packaged cookie…by far! Your pudding sounds delicious and what a clever idea!


24 Jennifer January 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thanks so much, Julia! :)


25 Cristin of Cristin's Cookies January 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I’m not normally a pudding person, but I’m drooling reading this so I think that means I HAVE to make it right?! :-) Thanks for sharing. Now go do your laundry…


26 Jennifer January 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

Thanks, Cristin! And, yes ma’am, off to the laundry room… ;)


27 Sue {munchkin munchies} January 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm

So rich and decadent! YUM!


28 Jennifer January 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thanks, Sue! :)


29 Elizabeth February 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

Made this last night. It is amazing. I’ve been looking for a recipe that would taste like Hy-Vee’s cookies and cream whipped dessert. This is definitely a close second. I still wish I could figure out how Hy-Vee gets theirs so thick and creamy. They say it is made with pudding, but theirs is all white. I’m not sure how it doesn’t turn yellow from the vanilla pudding.


30 Jennifer February 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I’m so happy you liked it, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for letting me know how it went :)


31 Summer @ Mallow and Co May 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Made this tonight – SOooOOooo good! Oh my gosh, seriously addicting. I made myself sick I ate so much! ;) Thanks for the recipe!


32 Jennifer May 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

Yay, I’m so glad you liked it Summer! It is totally addicting…it never lasts long in my house! :)


33 Heather July 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Does this recipe take most of the cool whip tub?? As in 6oz of an 8oz tub?? OR 6oz as in 3/4 cup?? Thanks!


34 Jennifer July 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Hi Heather! When I list in a weight rather than a measurement size, that means that I weighed it! So, it is 6 ounces of cool whip by weight :) Hope that helps!


35 Heather July 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thank you so much!!!


36 Nicole August 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Jennifer- what does this recipe yield for servings? I want to bring this to “pudding night” at work but want to ensure there will be enough for everyone.


37 Jennifer August 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Hi Nicole! This recipe makes about 8-10 1/2 cup servings. Though, I can never seem to only have 1/2 cup! ;)


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