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Oct 17

Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies

These Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies are some of my absolute favorites! And you can make them with your favorite flavor pudding mix!

Perfect for Fall...these Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies are some of my favorites!

Can I tell you for a minute how amazing technology is? Like, what did we do before cell phones? (We didn’t text.) Before Kindles? (We had to actually, you know, hold books.)

What about before internet on airplanes? Oh my goodness, I am in love with wi-fi on the plane. I’m actually writing this right now, from  my seat on my Delta flight to Minneapolis.

It’s a little…surreal. Technology rocks.

You know what else rocks? Pudding cookies.

I love them so much – and these Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies are some of my favorites.

And you know what? I’ve been holding out on you.

I made these a year ago. *gasp* It’s true! I made these last October and never posted them. So now I am!

These cookies were really my absolute favorite pudding cookie. They’re chewy and soft, just like a pudding cookie should be. Pudding is like magic; it makes cookies soft and chewy at the same time, and keeps them fresh for days.

I used cheesecake pudding in these, but vanilla would be good too. So would french vanilla, or even coconut. Use what you like!

Apple is one of my favorite things in the Fall. I added diced apple and toffee to these cookies.

They’re really, really good. The best ones ever!

Perfect for Fall...these Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies are some of my favorites!

You’ll forgive me that I didn’t share them before now, right? Thanks. Good things come to those who wait!

Except for internet. That, I’m not waiting for, even while I’m flying! :)

Toffee Apple Pudding Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and diced small
  • 3/4 cup Toffee Bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in apples and toffee chips.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing to rack to cool completely.

Adapted ever so slightly from the pudding cookie queen, Chef-in-Training.

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56 Responses to “Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm (#)

    Ive never made pudding cookies! I know, crazy. I use pudding mix in banana bread and have made cake mix cookies but never pudding mix. Must change that! Toffee = the best!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 17th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Seriously, they’re my favorite cookie. And it’s hard for me to NOT make them!


  2. Tiffany posted on October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm (#)

    I have never had pudding cookies, but the thought of it sounds great. Sweet and soft, that’s what I imagine (and your description backed me up!).

    And about life before technology… I love what it can do for us, but I STILL hold books and I hate texting. I guess I am a little behind the times 😉


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 17th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      I love books – almost more than my Kindle. For travel though, I’m kindle all the way! :)


  3. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on October 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm (#)

    Love pudding cookies! They are the bestest :) That is a word right? Have a safe flight.


  4. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm (#)

    Technology rocks! I’m glad you decided to share these with us – they sound totally awesome!


  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm (#)

    I absolutely love pudding cookies! I have been using the pumpkin spice pudding for a couple of weeks now! These apple toffee pudding cookies are rockin’!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:55 am

      I still have not gotten that pudding! I need to get on in – stat!


  6. Tieghan posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm (#)

    Still have yet to make pudding cookies! I need to change this ASAP! These look so good! :)


  7. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm (#)

    I made a salted caramel based apple cookie the other day, and it was These cookies sound right up there, I just love apples in cookies!!


  8. Bonny Lee posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm (#)

    I have a question about the Toffee Apple Cheesecake Pudding Cookies. The directions say to cream the butter and sugars together. I only see white sugar mentioned in the ingredient list. When I make these I’m going to use half white and half brown sugar, to add to the toffee flavor. I’ve started making my own brown sugar, per recipe, since a bag dries out so quickly. It’s so easy, quick, and convenient to make it fresh – and a lot cheaper!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:55 am

      Yes just one sugar. I’ll take out my “s”! :) I’ve done a combo in other cookies, and they work fabulously!


  9. Elizabeth @ posted on October 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm (#)

    Haha, I have a whole folder of things I made that I never got around to posting…somehow it’s always way easier to make and photograph things than to actually blog about them! Why is that? I usually never end up doing it, so props to you for posting it! Love these autumn treats.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Oh, I know. Editing, writing, posting, sharing…I’d rather photograph and just eat!


  10. Amy posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm (#)

    I do something similar — I save up recipe posts for the “perfect” time, except every once in a while I forget to even post them. Oops! I just bought toffee bits for the first time last week to play around with, and I hadn’t thought to pair them with apples. Sounds like a brilliant combination!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Apples and toffee bits are amazing!


  11. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:53 am (#)

    Such a creative pudding cookie Dorothy! I hold onto posts for the perfect time as well. Or I forget about certain recipes because I bake nearly every day, I don’t even have time to shoot it all! I have yet to try a pudding cookie. They always look so soft and scrumptious 😉


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:53 am

      They’re my favorite cookies. ALWAYS soft!


  12. tanya posted on October 18, 2013 at 4:49 am (#)

    You made us wait a whole year for this recipe! No worries, I can just tell by the picture that they are worth the wait!


  13. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on October 18, 2013 at 7:47 am (#)

    I think I love my technology too much! :) What WOULD I do without it? Gorge myself on these cookies, I guess:) I have never used cheesecake pudding mix or apples in cookies – that has to change! Do the apples get soft in the cookies?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      They do! (Except any on the top, those were more crunchy-ish. So if you want them soft, push ’em all inside!)


  14. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:37 am (#)

    I love pudding cookies! Love the flavor combo on these!


  15. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:42 am (#)

    Great minds, Dorothy. Great minds. I totally had something similar floating through my head earlier this week. Guess what else is amazing?? The fact that you can post something you took pictures of last year! My last year projects are in the dump because the pictures stink, lol! :) These photos? Gorgeous. Totally worthy of CFC 2013.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      I almost didn’t post! Then I was able to sort of save them with a re-edit and a large crop. :)


      • jane replied on October 19th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        could you please tell me how much flour is needed for this recipe.

        • jane replied on October 19th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

          how much flour do we need for the apple toffee cookies

          • Dorothy Kern replied on October 20th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

            It’s 2 and 1/4 cups!

  16. Megan - The Emotional Baker posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:19 am (#)

    I love the idea of combining apple and toffee flavors. I will have to try these. They are beautiful!


  17. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:49 am (#)

    Technology does rock! You made these last year and didn’t share … shame on you 😉 I have a bag of Heath Bits in my freezer … what do you think about using them?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Those would be perfect! :)


  18. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm (#)

    I havent had pudding cookies in way too long! That needs to change this weekend.


  19. Shannon posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm (#)

    These look amazing! Apples and toffee together are wonderful!


  20. Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life posted on October 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm (#)

    These cheesecake pudding cookies look so good, Dorothy!! You can just mail me some, mmkay? 😉


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  22. Ciara posted on October 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm (#)

    I’ve never had pudding cookies but these sound great for my house warming party. Thanks :-)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 28th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      They’re my favorite kind – always super soft!


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  25. Eva posted on January 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm (#)

    These looked so yummy so I decided to try them out. …but even though your instructions are perfectly clear, I somehow managed to screw it up. :) [ Wrote a blogpost about it ( for all the readers who want to learn from my mistake. ] But even when done badly, they tasted pretty good anyways.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe and I’m sure I’m gonna remake these (the right way) soon.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 6th, 2014 at 7:06 am

      Thanks for trying them Eva!!


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  27. Jennifer posted on September 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm (#)

    So I have been searching for a cookie with apple in it that I could adapt and use the caramel chips I have been seeing in the stores lately and I think I found it with your Toffee Apple Pudding Cookies. I am so going to try these this week!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 3rd, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Caramel would be great in these!! Enjoy Jennifer!


  28. Jen posted on October 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm (#)

    How many cookies does this batch make roughly?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 5th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      2-3 dozen, depending on size!


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  30. Ophelia posted on July 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm (#)

    Can I make the dough ahead of time and freeze it for later use?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on July 27th, 2015 at 8:39 am

      I haven’t done that but I’m 99% sure you can! It would be easiest to scoop the balls of dough and freeze them so you can bake as many as you want at a time. Or you can freeze the baked cookies!


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