Sugarlaws: Living Sweetly.

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pin It

November 17th, 2008 · Print Print

Oh, the Thanksgiving season is upon us. Last year at this time, I was somewhat obsessed with tarts. This year, I am just obsessed with pumpkin.

So here are my awesome pumpkin pie cookies.  They taste like amazing little pieces of pumpkin cake, they’re so moist they stick to your fingers, and they have a whopping dose of vitamin A from the pumpkin. For a dessert, they’re actually pretty good for you.

And I will add a soft-cookie secret: instant pudding mix.  I don’t know how it happens (because as far as I can tell, instant pudding is just sugar and cornstarch), but adding a few tablespoons of pudding mix makes the softest, greatest cookies.  I usually like flatter, less cake-like cookies personally, but when I’m doing big, soft cookies, this is the way to go.

So if you don’t feel like making a full pumpkin pie, these are a unique, easy alternative to satisfy your pumpkin cravings till next year.

Pumpkin Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup butter, softened (1/2 stick)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 box french vanilla instant pudding mix
2 tbsp milk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, pumpkin, egg, spices, salt, vanilla and milk.  In a second bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and pudding mix until evenly distributed.  Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, stirring until smoothly incorporated.  Spoon batter onto a greased baking sheet, using heaping tablespoons for portions.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted into a cookie comes out clean.

Makes about 20 cookies.


.

Tags: desserts · food



25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ttfn300 // Nov 17, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    hmm, who knew?  :) those look fantastic!

  • 2 Stephanie // Nov 17, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I am definitely going to give these a try.

  • 3 NuJoi // Nov 17, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the instant pudding tip. I think I’ll try these with sweet potato, the world’s bestest fall veggie :-)

  • 4 sue bette // Nov 18, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I love bite-size desserts, I think it makes it easier for everyone to indulge just a little bit – these will be perfect!

  • 5 Jen // Nov 18, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Can you do it without the pudding??  I am stuck in the house and have all of the ingredients EXCEPT the pudding.

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Nov 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    INCREDIBLE!!

  • 7 Jen @ JenuineJen // Nov 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds awesome. I’m about to tweet it.

  • 8 Kila // Nov 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Yummmmm! I have to try this. I’ve been looking for something interesting to make. Yum,yum,yum!

  • 9 Maria // Nov 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I have been going crazy with pumpkin recipes this fall. Your cookies look great!! I better make these too!

  • 10 zestycook // Nov 18, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    amazing cookies… WOW – I could eat a dozen with some milk

    zesty

  • 11 Jess M. // Nov 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Hey Katy!  SO great to see you last weekend.  And I am obsessed with pumpkin so this may be one of the first recipes I make as a married lady.  :-)

  • 12 Kristen // Nov 20, 2008 at 3:27 am

    At the family bakery I worked at in high school, my favourite treat was during the fall season when they made pumpkin cookies, kind of like these, all soft and delicious.  Best part though was the cream cheese frosting (like in carrot cake).

    Definitely try these with cream cheese frosting!

  • 13 RecipeGirl // Nov 21, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Love the idea!

  • 14 I’m a monster! (of the cookie variety) : Old Sweet Song // Mar 16, 2009 at 6:31 am

    [...] am a sucker for any and all things pumpkin and pumpkin related so these Pumpkin Pie Cookies via Sugarlaws might be a nice [...]

  • 15 Elizabeth116 // Oct 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Making this recipe tomorrow but I’m doubling it because I have greedy family members lol. Plus, the recipe seems made for doubling in that it uses half of everything.

  • 16 Fall care package? - Page 2 - Care Packages - MilitarySOS.com // Sep 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    [...] Pumpkin Pie Cookies | Sugarlaws Apple Butter Cookies Recipe – Allrecipes.com I think I'm going to add a little extra oatmeal to the apple butter ones though so they aren't too thin. I'll let ya know how they turn out __________________ she had me at hello wifey to shadowdremy [...]

  • 17 my house smells AMAZING right now! - Sweets & Treats - MilitarySOS.com // Sep 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    [...] Posted by Farielle Oh man sounds delicious!!! Recipe please?  Pumpkin Pie Cookies | Sugarlaws Apple Butter Cookies Recipe – Allrecipes.com I added extra flour, oatmeal, and apple butter to [...]

  • 18 Pumpkin Cookies - Sweets & Treats - MilitarySOS.com // Sep 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

    [...] found a recipe online for them…  Pumpkin Pie Cookies | Sugarlaws I havent tried them though.  __________________ Hooah is my twin bff soulmate [...]

  • 19 What should I bake?! - Page 2 - Homemakers Homemaking - MilitarySOS.com // Sep 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    [...] made these recently. SOOOOO GOOD!!! Pumpkin Pie Cookies | Sugarlaws __________________ she had me at hello wifey to [...]

  • 20 July Deployments! - Page 294 - Deployment Support Groups - MilitarySOS.com // Sep 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    [...] 1) I want this healthy recipe! and 2) I think these are the ones I am going to be sending to DB: http://www.sugarlaws.com/pumpkin-pie-cookies He looooooooves pumpkin pie so I know these will be a big hit!  Yeah I need to put my big girl [...]

  • 21 Cake in a jar - Care Packages - MilitarySOS.com // Oct 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    [...] in a jar we would be all set pumpkin pie cookies! they seriously taste just like pumpkin pie Pumpkin Pie Cookies | Sugarlaws __________________ she had me at hello wifey to [...]

  • 22 Pumpkin Pie Cookies « Pattiskitchen's Blog // Oct 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    [...] cans sat in my cabinet while I scoured the internet for a good recipe.  I finally found one!  Usually, the recipes I use are all over the internet, but this one had an interesting ingredient [...]

  • 23 Halloween and Pumpkin Pie Cookies :) [IMG Heavy!] - Care Packages - MilitarySOS.com // Oct 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    [...] pumpkin pie cookies (picture to come) are AMAZING! If anyone is looking for a recipe, I recommend this one. Mine didn't look like the websites.. but they tasted just like pumpkin pie!  [...]

  • 24 All Hail the Pumking « The Healthy Beer Lover // Oct 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    [...] I could make with the limited provisions I had in my house. As soon as I ran across this recipe for Sugarlaw’s Pumpkin Pie Cookies, I knew I had my baking [...]

  • 25 DallasGirl // Sep 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Oh my goodness! Happened upon this site and recipe yesterday. Went home and baked these right away…WOW! These are the best cookies I have ever had!! I added the cream cheese frosting that someone suggested and handed a small batch out to all of my neighbors. They all loved them!! Perfect welcome to fall cookie! :)

Leave a Comment