I love everything pumpkin so naturally Halloween is one of my favorite foodie holidays. I’ll make anything from pumpkin ice cream to pumpkin pie. Here is one of my favorite pumpkin cookie recipes and it includes an intriguing twist: one package of instant vanilla pudding mix. These spooktacular cookies are fun and easy to make and they stay soft and moist with a cake-like texture.
Courtesy of Allrecipes.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
2) In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the pumpkin puree. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla instant pudding mix; gradually mix into the pumpkin mixture. Roll into walnut sized balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3) Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges. Allow to cool completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting.