Sweet and Salty Pudding Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 48 cookies


  • 3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups pretzels, broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 cups M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in pudding mix and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla. 

  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder to remove lumps. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat until well incororated. Use a rubber spatula to fold in coconut, pretzels, and M&Ms. 

  4. Take heaping tablespoonfuls of dough, roll into balls, and place on prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches space between each one. 

  5. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until light golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.