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White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

Treat yourself to my Springtime White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies! You’ll be glad you did ๐Ÿ™‚

White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

My oldest son is a lemon dessert kind of boy. We were in the mood to make cookies a few nights ago and he said, “Mom, let’s make some lemon cookies!” He didn’t have to twist my arm ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We created these perfectly delicious lemon chip cookies with lemon curd as the secret ingredient. Just enough tart and just enough sweet with the white chocolate chips.

The pudding adds such a great texture. Give these babies a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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Here’s your ingredient line-up. Simple pantry items. You can find lemon curd at most grocery stores by the jams and jellies. Trader Joe’s carries it too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cream your butter and sugars!

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Brown sugar and eggs please ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lemon curd! Best part.

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Flour and Jello pudding mix.

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Lots and lots of white chocolate chips!

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This dough!!

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Ready to bake. Nom Nom Nom.

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My sons favorite cookies. Can’t wait for you to try these!

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Try them chilled too. Chewy and fabulous. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies


White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Pudding CookiesPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup prepared lemon curd
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3.4 ounce box Vanilla Jello Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and sugars into stand mixer and beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Stir in lemon curd and lemon zest.
  3. Slowly add your flour, salt, baking soda and chips, beating until just combined. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 11-15 minutes, until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring. Store in an airtight container for longest lasting freshness.

Makes 3 dozen cookies


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  1. 1
    Caley says:

    These look amazing! You don’t mention the pudding mix in the actual recipe though…do you use the whole box?

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    Oh I can only imagine how delicious these cookies are.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3

    Mmm these cookies look awesome! Love the lemon and white chocolate combo ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    I love lemon cookies! These look perfect!

  5. 5

    These are off the lemonizzle!! Love, Jenny!

  6. 6
    Gaby says:

    Lemon and white chocolate is such a great combo! Love these cookies!

  7. 7

    I love lemon, too!! These look perfect.

  8. 8

    Cookie attacks don’t usually strike me before 11 a.m. But this … this turns the tables. I’ve never ever bought your used lemon curd, though.

  9. 9

    Oh Jenny! I just love to drool over your never ending stash of incredible cookie recipes- these look so great!

  10. 10

    And now all I want for breakfast is cookies! These look awesome Jenny! Love that there is lemon – I can not get enough lemon right now! Also your green kitchenaid is my favorite! Totally wish I had that color ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinning!

  11. 11

    I’ve always thought that pudding cookies come out moister. Can’t wait to nibble on these cookies!

  12. 12

    I don’t know how you do it, but you just keep coming up with such amazing cookie recipes!! Can’t wait to try these!

  13. 13

    These look fabulous! I love the addition of lemon curd! Pinned!

  14. 14
    karen miller says:

    I cannot find lemon curd anywhere. I had this problem with another recipe. And we do not live near any specialty shops or near a big city so that is not an option, can I substitute anything else?

    • 14.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Karen, do you have any access to lemon essential oils? A few drops of that would work, or you could add 2 tablespoons lemon zest. Hope this helps!!

  15. 15
    Elizabeth says:

    I love the color of your stand mixer; so Springy and beautiful! The cookies look divine as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 16
    naomi says:

    You had me at pudding cookie and chewy the rest is all extra! I’ll take a dozen

  17. 17

    Yep, these could possibly be my new favorite cookie! So yum!

  18. 18

    These look lovely! I am going to try a gluten free version!

  19. 19

    Love the lemon and white chocolate combination! Definitely feels (and I’m sure tastes) very spring like!

  20. 20
    marla says:

    Loving these cookies Jenny!

  21. 21
    Sarah says:

    OMG I’m sitting at work and wanting to run home and make these! Perfect for Easter!

  22. 22

    I need a few of these babies right now! These look amazing and these are added to my try sweet treat list for sure!

  23. 23

    These look fantastic! I love lemon anything!

  24. 24
    Kathy R says:

    Made these for Easter – they were a huge hit – everyone loved them! And I have now discovered lemon curd – I think I may be eating that straight from the jar – it’s delicious!

  25. 25
    Christi says:

    These sound yummy! I also can’t find lemon curd. Since its a half cup it’s not going to hurt the end product if it’s omitted? Also I don’t see where the pudding is added into the dough??? I can’t wait to make these.

  26. 26
    Misa Khan says:

    Yummy! Looking beauty full. LOL

  27. 27
    Josefina says:

    I live in Argentina and we don’t have lemon curd, so would the lemon taste differ much more if I don’t add it? or I would just be ruining the cookies?

  28. 28

    I wish I lived with someone who craves sweets! My husband is always in the mood for veggies (ugh) and not much else. Perhaps I should produce some children so I can have someone to bake with. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And there’s lemon curd in these cookies?! I want, I want!

  29. 29
    Pearl says:

    Making these cookies now! When do I add the vanilla pudding mix??! Recipe sounds so delicious.

  30. 30

    […] finally to go with the seafood party….white chocolate lemon pudding cookies. […]

  31. 31
    Christy says:

    I made this today for an afternoon pool party. They are so yummy I am not sure they will make it. Thanks for another great recipe!

  32. 32
    Kimberly says:

    These are wonderful! I added both coconut flakes and macadamia nuts to. I think I’ll make these often โ˜บ

  33. 33
    Ali says:

    I just made these! Yum!!! They are so good! You have the BEST cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  34. 34
    irene says:

    hi these cookies look sooo tasty.
    Question is i came from asia country and we dont have jello and lemon curd here ๐Ÿ™
    can I substitute jello with normal pudding powder and lemon curd with maybe lemon jam or lemon zest and maybe add some grated lemon peel?
    thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. 35

    These were easy prep, made a whole bunch of cookies, and they were pretty yummy. For me, not really enough LEMON, though. I added a little lemon juice and another dab of lemon curd after the first couple of batches came out. Next time I will try Lemon Pudding instead of Vanilla.

    Oh, btw, the Lemon Pudding is in the ingredients list but not in the steps as to when to add – I assumed with the flour.

    Will definitely make them again!

  36. 36
    BAKER12 says:

    These cookies are so so so good! Did anybody else notice she forgot to put in “directions” the pudding? Well, I always just put it in with the flower and stuff (not sifted, I just add it at the same time) and It turns out great! Try ’em! SO SO GOOD!

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