Today’s cookie is a little invention of mine. My mom gave me a recipe for pudding cookies last week and I wanted to give them a try. I also did some online searching and found a few other pudding cookie recipes.
I combined elements from several of the recipes to create my own version. Since I also had a bag of Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses on hand (which are amazingly delicious), I decided to wrap the dough around the kisses.
The resulting creation is what I like to call Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies.
They are soft, chewy, and have a delightfully pumpkin-y surprise in the middle. That’s pretty much everything a cookie needs to have, right?
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Here’s what you will need:
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant chocolate pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag of pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
Let’s get baking:
In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Then in a bowl of a stand mixer (you can also use a hand mixer here), cream butter and sugars together. Add the dry pudding mix and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Slowly incorporate flour mixture, being careful not to over mix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Take a tablespoon of dough, roll it into a 1” ball, then flatten it with your hand. Place a Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss in the middle and form the dough around the kiss. Re-roll the dough into a uniform ball and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8-12 minutes. Remove cookies from the baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Not too bad for my first pudding cookie! I was actually expecting them to spread out a little more, but was pleased they held their shape.
That wraps up Day 2 of Fall Cookie Week on IBC. Another delicious reason to celebrate the season!
Will you be whipping up a batch of these cookies? Do you love those Pumpkin Spice Kisses as much as I do?
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the cookies in IBC’s Second Annual Fall Cookie Week:
Sunday – Caramel Gingersnaps
Monday – Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Tuesday – Butter Pecan Maple Crisps
Wednesday – Frosted Pumpkin Cookies // KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway
Thursday – Autumn Apple Cookie Bar
Friday – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Saturday – Candy Corn Cream Wafers
Sunday – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // Fall Baking Link Party