I guess I have a confession to make. I have never tried pudding cookies. Does that make me weird? I hadn’t really even heard of them until I started following Nikki at Chef-In-Training like a year ago. I know I have pinned several of her versions, but this one really stood out to me & I wanted to try it immediately. I actually almost didn’t post this recipe because I was slightly disappointed. The pictures were so beautiful & very enticing, but the flavors didn’t scream spiced pumpkin cookies like I had hoped. Maybe put in some pumpkin pie spice to help boost the flavor. Nevertheless the cookies were still soft, chewy & sweet. They kind of taste like what I would imagine a pumpkin snickerdoodle would taste like & the pudding does make the cookie very soft & moist. I will most likely be making pudding cookies again in the future. As for these cookies…they are a fun twist for a fall treat that are quick to whip up.
Pumpkin Streusel Pudding Cookies
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (3.4oz) box pumpkin spice instant pudding mix (dry, do not prepare)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Tbsp butter, cold
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Make streusel topping by combining sugars, flour & cinnamon. Cut butter into dry ingredients until small crumbs form. Set aside.
- To make the cookies: cream butter, brown sugar, & sugar together in a stand mixer. Add dry pumpkin spice instant pudding mix & beat until well combined.
- Add eggs & vanilla & mix well. Scrape bowl.
- Add flour, baking soda, & pumpkin pie spice & beat until well combined.
- Roll dough into 1" balls. Gently press some of the streusel topping onto the tops of the rolled dough balls. Place them on a greased/parchment lined baking sheet & bake at 350*F for 8-10 minutes.
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