Nutella Banana Cream Pie Cookies

Typically I’m a big hot mess but I do have my moments.

Like the moment I came up with these.

They look irresistible, no?

Usually when I’m coming up with a recipe it comes in chunks rather than all at once.  I’ll have an idea, jot it down, then add to it as time goes on.  So the other day I’m flipping through a cookbook all the fabulous women in my neighborhood put together and found a recipe for pudding cookies.

I was like whoa. that sounds yum.

Then I was like hey. I should totally go see what different flavors they have at the store.

Naturally I couldn’t wait, so I hauled three of my kids to the store to stand in the pudding aisle.  And stare at pudding.

While asking them to, ” put the jello back please.”

“No, don’t eat that…it was on the floor.”

“Please don’t race the cart down the aisle, we are not at NASCAR.”

It was fun.  To be completely honest, it really was fun.  So, with three different puddings in hand, we left the store and came home to make these cookies.  In the middle of the process I was making lunch.  My 6 year old loves Nutella Banana Sandwiches so I happened to have the Nutella out.  I also happened to have a box of banana cream pudding.

The rest is history.

And these cookies will also be history so make a double batch.

Nutella Banana Cream Pie Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 5.1 oz box instant banana cream flavored pudding
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together the butter and both sugars.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the box of pudding, flour, and baking soda.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
  6. Flatten the dough in the bowl a bit and pour the Nutella down the middle. Using a rubber spatula fold the Nutella into the cookie dough until there are ribbons of Nutella throughout.
  7. Scoop tablespoon size balls of dough onto baking sheets, 1" apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


I noticed in the store that different brands had varying weights listed on their pudding boxes. Use on within ounces of 5.1 so the texture of the cookie isn't compromised. I used JELL-O brand pudding in my cookies.


  1. Holy cow those look good!

  2. Yum! Based purely on the butter content and nutella I am going to say these are going to taste incredible!

  3. Those look so good! Oh how they would hit the spot at this hour!:)) Congrats on top 9!

  4. YUM! Two of my favorite flavors in one bite! Can’t wait to make these.

  5. Katrina says:

    Yummy brilliance. Why didn’t I think of that? ;)

  6. Sarah says:

    Do you have to make the pudding by the directions on the box before you incorporate it into the recipe?


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