These Pumpkin, Pudding, and Cinnamon Chip Cookies were based off of my friend, Amanda's, world-renowned chocolate chip cookies. I can't believe I didn't think to do this sooner. Because they are...AMAZING.
So, Amanda makes these chocolate chip cookies that are incredible. I first tasted them on a church retreat about seven years ago. And by that time, she was already famous for them (okay, just in our circles...but you know what I mean). She went on to selling the dough for these every year around the holidays to all of us so we could each get our fix. Funny, before Amanda's cookies, I had always sworn I wouldn't ever love a chocolate chip cookie that didn't have pecans in it (I'm southern...we put pecans in errrrry-thing, y'all). But then, I had Amanda's cookies and they won me over.
Someone finally convinced her to put the cookie recipe in our church class's cookbook. While I'm not 100% sure Amanda would still be my friend if I posted that recipe here...I finally took the plunge and put my own spin on these. I seriously have no idea why I didn't do this sooner. The fall flavors in this cookie are like cookie nirvana, y'all. And although it has oats, it's definitely not an oatmeal-tasting cookie. You hardly notice the oats...I think they're just for texture. Whatever their purpose, it all just works together. Check out the recipe below>>>
Pumpkin, Pudding, and Cinnamon Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup pure pumpkin (can use canned)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 (10 oz) bag cinnamon chips
In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine softened butter, pumpkin, sugars, pudding mix (just use the powdered mix...do not add anything to it or make the actual pudding), and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Beat in eggs.
Gradually add in flour mixture. Gently fold in cinnamon chips. Do not over mix!
Drop by rounded, heaping, teaspoonfuls onto parchment-paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
You will thank me later. Although, don't hate me when you have to pull out the fat pants. These cookies have those kind of powers.
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