This chocolate chip cookie recipe has a secret ingredient – pumpkin pudding – that makes a super soft chocolate chip cookie.
I first made these cookies last October. These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies are amazingly soft and full of chocolate gooeyness! But, pumpkin spice pudding is only available in grocery stores seasonally, so be sure to stock up now!
This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on October 1, 2015.
If you haven’t jumped on the pudding cookie wagon, you should! The cookies are easy to make and the results? Melt-in-your-mouth-yummy-goodness!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 small package pumpkin spice instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together in a large bowl or stand mixer.
- Add in dry pumpkin spice instant pudding mix and beat until well combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add flour and baking soda and beat until well combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips until evenly mixed.
- Roll dough into 1″ balls. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Let rest on cookie sheet for a minute and then transfer to wire rack to cool.
Each oven is a little different, but I baked my cookies for about 9 minutes. I tried 8 minutes for the first batch, but they were still a little doughy after letting them sit for a few minutes. Uhm, Lenny ate them anyway and said they were really good. I’m not sure I should trust him as my recipe tester anymore. Especially after he literally gave me two thumbs up for the first batch of caramel sauce I made, which just so happened to have been burnt caramel sauce. It was definitely not good.
These cookies, however, they are soft, with just a hint of pumpkin spice, chocolate-y goodness. A definite keeper! I made these cookies last year especially for our daughter Morgan. She loves pumpkin spice everything. These cookies definitely got her approval and I’ve made numerous batches since.
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I do hope you give this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding Cookies recipe a try. You will not be disappointed. And, if you have any pumpkin lovers in your house, they’ll really be grateful! If you make these cookies, I’d love to hear about it!
Did you know you can make these cookies with any flavor of pudding? Really. I’ve tried white chocolate, butterscotch, chocolate and french vanilla. All came out super moist and super tasty.
Til next time…
P.S.: Morgan loved the cookies!
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