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Easy Lemon Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Make these lemon pudding cookies, bursting with tangy citrus flavor and creamy white chocolate chips. A zesty delight in every bite!

Yellow lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a white plate.

These easy lemon pudding cookies are deliciously simple to make and perfect for the lemon lover in your life.  

The fresh fruit flavor pairs beautifully with summer festivities – make this sweet treat the next time you’re looking for an amazing cookie recipe to share.

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What makes these lemon cookies so great?

The secret is in the instant lemon pudding mix!  Did you know that dry pudding mix makes for the best chewy cookies?  

It’s the secret ingredient to super soft and chewy cookies.  Be sure to check out these strawberries & cream pudding cookies and pistachio pudding cookies too!

Yellow lemon cookie with white chocolate chips held in a hand with cookies on a wire rack in the background.

For best results stick to the original ingredients in the recipe card below.  But here are a few, fun variations if you’d like to experiment with more citrus flavors.

Variations

  • Lemon extract may be used in the place of vanilla for even more lemon flavor.
  • Or add fresh lemon zest to the batter!
  • Roll the dough in powdered sugar before baking to make lemon crinkle cookies.
  • Mix powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice to create a lemony glaze.
Yellow lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a white plate.

Lemon cookie recipe

Add this vibrant cookie recipe to your must make list this summer!

Lemon pudding cookie ingredients in clear glass bowls.

Ingredients

These chewy pudding cookies start with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store.

  • Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Large egg
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Small box lemon instant pudding mix
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • White chocolate chips
  • Macadamia nuts, chopped, optional
  • Yellow food coloring, optional
Butter, sugar, egg and vanilla creamed together in a clear glass bowl.

Instructions

You can make this in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or use a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer.

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together.

3. Add vanilla and egg.

4. Mix until well combined.

Dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix again.

Yellow cookie dough in a clear bowl.

6. Mix in white chocolate chips and chopped nuts to form a cookie dough.

Lemon cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.

7. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet.

Lemon cookies baked on a cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden brown.

Yellow lemon pudding cookies on a white plate.

9. Move to a wire rack to cool and store in an airtight container.

Yellow lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a white plate.

These lemon cheesecake pudding cookies have a bright lemon flavor that the whole family loves!  

We had friends and family do a taste test and tell us which they liked better, these strawberry cookies or the lemon pudding ones.  It was a tie!  So, you’ll simply have to make them both and tell us which one is your favorite.

Lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a white plate.

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Yellow lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a white plate.

Lemon Pudding Cookies

Make these lemon pudding cookies, bursting with tangy citrus flavor and creamy white chocolate chips. A zesty delight in every bite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 24
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small 3.4 oz box lemon instant pudding mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts chopped, optional
  • Yellow food coloring optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add vanilla and egg.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix again.
  • Mix in white chocolate chips and chopped nuts to form a cookie dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden brown.
  • Move to a wire rack to cool and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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