Vanilla Pudding M&M Cookies

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3 minutes
April 9, 2021
Carole Jones

There are many wonderful blessings that come from being a Momma to six children.  Listening to their annoying music is not one of them.

I’m sure you are well aware of the song, “The Fox” by Ylvis.  (If not, remember, I warned you before you click over to listen to it).  While all my kids enjoy the song, my three year old is obsessed with it.  It is on constant replay when she uses the iPad, she sings it no matter what else she is doing (playing, eating, peeing, going to bed….) plus insists that I dance along with her anytime she hears it.  There is no escaping.

Vanilla Pudding M&M Cookies

My real problem with this song is the fact that it gets stuck in my head for days on end and drives me insane!  Back when my oldest was three, it was all those poke-your-eyes-out Barney songs that would loop around endlessly in my head.  I haven’t decided yet which is worse.

Vanilla Pudding M&M Cookies
Last week, in an attempt to bribe my adorable 3 year old to “please stop singing that song”, I engaged her help in making these yummy treats.  Let’s be honest, put M&M’s in anything and they are instantly better!  However, the addition of vanilla pudding mix to these cookies give them a great chewy texture plus a wonderful flavor.  The only thing I will do differently next time I made them is to make them bigger.  Bigger is better, right?  I just know the chewy texture of these would work great as a monster-style cookie.
And just so you know, my cookie making bribe was a complete failure.  Yes, we had a great time together and made some fun memories, but all the while she sang, and sang, and sang.
“What does a fox say?……hi-de, hi-de, hi-de ho…..”


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Vanilla Pudding M&M Cookies

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  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3 Tb instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 C mini M&M’s


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until well combined.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.  Add flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.  Mix until it comes together into a batter.  It will start of dry and crumbly, but keep mixing!  Add the chocolate chips and M&M’s then stir them in gently.
2.  Evenly portion the dough onto the trays.  I used a small cookie scoop, but will try a larger one next time for bigger cookies!  Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to lightly brown on the edges.  Do not overcook!  Let the cookies cool for 8 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet.

  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 127mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Jensine Kinser
11 years ago

I feel your pain. Cameron is also in love with that ditty. Every morning he asks to play the “crazy song”–and the impromptu dance party begins…

10 years ago

I made these cookies yesterday, they were terrific! These really are the best cookies I have made in so long. Thanks for the great recipe.

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