I’d like to invite you over for a spot of afternoon tea. I’ll trim the crusts from our (PB&J) sandwiches, wear my best (baseball) hat, and have a little bourbon on hand in case you need a splash. Don’t worry—the Lemon Pudding Cookies will keep it classy.

Lemon Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. Pudding mix makes these the softest cookies ever!

In the words of my friend Sarah, lemon pudding cookies are exactly what you would serve if you had Jane Austen over for tea. Though lemony bright and proper, the white chocolate chips add a creamy decadence that even the most reserved of ladies could not resist.

These pudding cookies are also suuuuuper soft and bursting with lemony goodness. Ladies at tea can munch without fear of smudging their perfectly applied lipstick, because these cookies melt in your mouth.

No dry cookie crumbs flaking off and clinging obnoxiously to glossed lips for us. Instant pudding mix stirred into the batter makes these cookies unbelievably tender and keeps them soft for days.

Lemon Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips // Well-Plated
Lemon Pudding Cookies from Well Plated by Erin

Lemon Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. Unbelievably soft and chewy!

How to Make White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

Simple, light, and packed with brightness, these lemon pudding cookies are ideal for an afternoon treat.

  • Sugar. A mixture of granulated sugar and brown sugar is perfect here.
  • Lemon Zest. For a pop of citrus and zip.
  • Lemon Instant Pudding Mix. Simple, quick, and easy to use.
  • Vanilla. Perfectly complements and enhances the lemon flavor.
  • White Chocolate Chips. A delicious touch of creamy, chocolaty goodness.

Pudding Cookies Storage Tips

  • To Store. Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • To Freeze. Freeze cookies in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Thaw and enjoy cookies as desired.

More Treats to Nibble with Tea

PB&J, bourbon, and lemon pudding cookies. Who’s coming over for tea?

Lemon Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. Pudding mix makes these the softest cookies ever!
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5 from 1 vote

Lemon Pudding Cookies

Pudding mix makes these cookies super soft. Lemon zest adds bright flavor that’s a perfect pairing with sweet white chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 3/4 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup unsalted butter - (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 1 package lemon instant pudding mix - (3.4 ounces) not sugar free
  • 2 large eggs - at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2.25 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • .5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
All text and images ©Erin Clarke / Well Plated
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