I'd have to say these are my favorite pumpkin cookies that I have made, and I have made several pumpkin cookie variations. The pudding mix makes them extra soft and just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor. This recipe is definitely a winner!!!
Pumpkin Spice Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 box of pumpkin spice pudding (dry)
1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, baking soda and dry pudding in a medium bowl. In another larger bowl, using a mixer, mix butter and sugars until fluffy. Gradually add eggs, vanilla and honey. Once thoroughly mixed, slowly add flour mixture. Dough will become tough and you will need to use spoon. Add in chocolate chips.
Using your hands form 2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. I like to use parchment paper for easy cleaning. Flatten balls slightly with palm of hand and bake 8-12 minutes.