Well, Halloween is over with, and we are well on our way to Thanksgiving. Which I LOVE. Dearly. A holiday devoted around a huge feast with lots of leftovers?? Ok, so that's not the real point of Thanksgiving, don't worry, I'm not teaching my children that. But I do appreciate the time I'm able to sit around a table with those that I love and indulge.
Last fall I purchased this box of pumpkin-spice jello mix. And never got around to using it. You see, I'm not quite a pumpkin person. I don't mind it, but I don't go out of my way to eat it. Even when it's the pumpkin season.
But when I saw this recipe on Pinterest (thank you all you who pin my stuff!) I realized I finally had an excuse to use that box of pudding! And to top them with a streusel?? Genius.
PUMPKIN STREUSEL PUDDING COOKIES
Posted at: http://recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com
Originally from: Chef In Training
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 small box pumpkin spice instant pudding mix (dry, do not prepare)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350degs. Prepare your streusel topping by mixing together the sugars, flour, cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter until small crumbs form. Prepare the cookies by creaming butter, and sugars together in a large bowl. Add the dry pudding mix and beat until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and baking soda until well combined. Roll the dough into 1" balls and place on a baking sheet. Gently press some streusal topping into the tops of the cookies. This will flatten them a little bit, and that's ok. Bake for about 10 minutes.