Monday, September 23, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

     Happy Fall! The days are getting shorter and it's about time I dusted off my computer and got back into the kitchen. It was a lovely summer though, with visits from all of my children (and an especially long one with my grandson.) A lightning strike left me without internet for a month, and after about a week of withdrawal I actually enjoyed being unplugged! School has been taking up most of my time this past month, but we're settling into routines now and I'm feeling a little bit less frazzled at the end of each day. 

     I'm trying to stay away from sweets enjoy sweets in moderation, but when I saw these cookies from Sweet Treats and More, I had to put Jello Pumpkin Spice pudding on my grocery list. It's only available for a short time (I got it at WalMart) and gives these cookies a nice "pumpkiny" flavor without being too overpowering. In addition to the warm and spicy pumpkin flavor it adds, the pudding keeps the cookies soft and chewy- perfect for satisfying those after-school hunger pangs. :)

Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies with Pecans and Chocolate Chips
adapted from Sweet Treats and More

1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 small box (3.4 oz) Pumpkin Spice Pudding (Jello)- I found this with the seasonal baking products at WalMart
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 
In mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. 
Beat in dry pudding mix. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
Gradually incorporate flour into mixture. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
Use a large cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto parchment covered baking sheets. (My large scoop is about 3 Tablespoons.)
Bake 8-10 minutes and cool on cookie sheet until cookies are sturdy enough to remove to a cooling rack. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
Yield: 2 dozen large cookies. (Using a smaller scoop will yield more, and will probably require a shorter baking time.)


  1. Sounds like a nice seasonal cookie! I had to chuckle, I saw that pudding at the Walmart and it was gone in one week! Glad you got some:@)

  2. Welcome back!
    Glad to know that you have a great time with your family!
    The cookies looks wonderful, have not tried pumpkin cookies, I can see they are yummy!
    Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more of your kitchen goodies!

  3. just added pumpkin spice pudding to my shopping list!

  4. These look delicious! We'll be heading down to the "valley" soon to enjoy autumn in Virginia!


  5. oooh, i haven't seen that pudding! great use for it. :)

  6. Now this sounds intriguing. I'll have to try this.

  7. I didn't even know JELL-O had a pumpkin spice flavor. These cookies look awesome!


  8. I love making cookies with pudding mixes, they're always so good and simple. Plus everyone loves them. I've never tried these before but I will for sure now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. You haven't been around in quite a while, glad you're back posting again. Hope all is well.

  9. Sorry about your lightning strike. Perhaps I should try a self-imposed strike because I am way too attached to my internet. Like you, I am trying to be moderate with the sweets but what a nice fall treat for the grandkids.

  10. That is certainly a new flavor to me! These look pretty great and I am so glad you see you back in the kitchen! Glad you had a great summer and that school is going well.

  11. Interesting cookie flavor...looks perfect for Fall and grand kids!! I wouldn't mind finding myself unplugged for awhile, glad you enjoyed your Summer ;)

  12. These cookies certainly are very flavorful, and I know for a fact that my grandchildren would gobble them up very quickly!

  13. I think I couldn't resist to eat these delicious cookies...


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