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Cake Mix Cookies with Pudding: Banana Cream Pie Cake Mix Cookies

It's not banana cream pie. But these banana cream pie cake mix cookies are the next best thing.
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Banana Cream Pie Cake Mix Cookies recipe

The bright yellow color of these cookies is funny because they scream lemon instead of banana. The flavor, however, tastes just like your favorite banana cream pie! These were a crowd favorite!

Traditionally, pudding isn’t used in cake mix cookies. The goal of cake mix cookies is SIMPLICITY. That’s one of the main drivers of their popularity. We tried other methods, but adding the banana cream pudding to this cake mix recipe was by far the best way to replicate those amazing flavor combos of traditional banana cream pie. Adding pudding to a cake mix recipe does a couple of important things. First, it reduces the gluten to starch ratio. When your gluten to starch ratio leans too far to the gluten side, your dough will result in a tough texture rendering a more crunchy cookie; adding the pudding not only adds sweeteners to the recipe, but it infuses the dough with modified starches. Typically by adding pudding to any recipe, not just cake mix cookies, will result in a chewier and more moist cookie.

best Banana Cream Pie Cake Mix Cookies recipe
  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) banana cream pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the cake mix and pudding mix. (Do not prepare the pudding, leave it dry.) Add the eggs, melted butter, and milk. Stir until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips or m&m's. Use cookie scoop to equally scoop cookies onto baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes (skipping this step can result in cookies spreading).
  5. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
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