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Root Beer Pudding Cookies

Root Beer Pudding Cookies

Each year, especially around the holidays, I like to try new cookie recipes. Some recipes are ones that I invent on my own, or with my mom, and others are ones I find by searching the web. With thanks so Pinterest, I have no problem finding tasty looking recipes. The real test is creating the recipes and making sure they past the taste test.

I needed to bring a plate of cookies to scouts this week, and to a church activity, so I decided to try something kind of different. I came across this recipe for Root Beer Pudding Cookies, from Chef In Training, and they sounded and looked delicious. When recreating certain flavors, you never know how it is going to turn out. Well let me tell ya, these Root Beer Pudding Cookies definitely taste like root beer, but not in an overpowering kind of way. They are moist and absolutely delicious. The white chocolate chips paired with the sweet root beer flavor, is the perfect combination! It made me want to add some vanilla ice cream!!

4.5 from 4 reviews
Root Beer Pudding Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 3 doz
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix dry, unprepared
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Root Beer concentrate/extract
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 cups white chocolate chips
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
  2. Beat in instant vanilla pudding, and mix well.
  3. Add eggs and root beer concentrate, and beat until well incorporated.
  4. Add flour and baking soda. Beat until fully incorporated.
  5. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  6. Roll into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

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Emily Buys


  • I’m making these for my husband’s Christmas party at work. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  • I just have to say I love this recipe.. but I kind of experimented with different flavors and I have had nothing but rave reviews from family and friends. I also add 2-3 teaspoons of the rootbeer concentrate to give it more flavor. So far I have used Lemon Creme pudding with Lemon Zest and the juice from the lemon, pistachio pudding with regular vanilla (yummy)(added green food coloring for more intense green) and Cheesecake pudding with the regular vanilla. (added red food coloring) as I was doing these two for Christmas. I probably will use this basic recipe for all of my cookies from now on as it is so moist and flavorful.

    Thank you for sharing

  • These are great – I added a bit more of the root beer extract myself, but I guess that’s just a matter of how strong you want the root beer taste to be.

    Looks like yours turned out amazing! 🙂

  • I had the hardest time finding the root beer concentrate..after 4 grocery stores I found watkins brand at Walmart They truly
    Are amazing, so soft!!!

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