Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Pudding

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Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies – a box of pudding mix makes these cookies extra soft and yummy. A favorite pumpkin cookie recipe!

It’s pumpkin spice season! We love all things pumpkin – pumpkin roll, pumpkin cinnamon roll cake, and savory sausage pumpkin pasta are a few of our favorites.

pumpkin spice cookies with white chocolate chips, with cinnamon sticks

Well, it’s September now, which means pumpkin season is in full force around here! I love the smell and taste of pumpkin spice, so I bake pumpkin goodies as often as I can.

three pumpkin spice cookies on a table with cinnamon sticks and a pumpkin

My cousin gave me the recipe for these incredible pumpkin spice cookies. The secret is a box of pumpkin spice pudding mix. It makes them so soft, and adds yummy flavor. It can be hard to find in stores, so I always grab it when I see it. You can also get it on amazon.

pumpkin spice cookie broken in half

If you’ve ever used pudding mix in cookies before, you know that it makes them turn out perfectly soft every time. These pumpkin cookies are proof of that. Seriously, they are so, so yummy!

close up of pumpkin spice cookies with white chocolate chips

We love them with white chocolate chips, but you can use any flavor you like. You could also add nuts. Pecans are my personal favorite, especially if they are toasted. Yummo.

pumpkin spice cookies made with pudding mix

Tips for making pumpkin spice cookies:

-Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature, but not melted. You want it to be nice and creamy when you beat it with the sugars and dry pudding mix.

-If you can’t find the pumpkin spice pudding mix, you can substitute vanilla and up the amount of pumpkin pie spice to 1 1/2 tsp. It won’t be quite the same, but they will still be tasty!

-For a bakery look, use a cookie scoop to place the dough on the cookie sheets, and press a few white chocolate chips into the top of each cookie.

pumpkin spice pudding cookies with white chocolate chips recipe collage

I hope you’ll give these cookies a try, they are a must during fall baking season!

Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cookies 

Yield: 3 dozen

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Pudding

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Pudding
Soft pumpkin spice cookies made with pudding mix and filled with white chocolate chips.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  1. Cream butter, sugars, and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture with the white chips. Stir till well combined.
  3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.


If you can't find the pumpkin spice pudding mix, you can try using vanilla pudding and adding an additional 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.

Looking for even more yummy pumpkin recipes? Try these:

Chewy White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies with Craisins
Coconut Pumpkin Bread
Magic Pumpkin Cobbler


  1. I heard the
    Pumpkin pudding was only seasonal when I found it last year so I grab about a dozen boxes.

  2. i picked up several boxes of pumpkin pudding mix the other day!! can’t wait to make these!

  3. I’ll bet these are so soft and flavorful, YUM!

  4. Rachael Yerkes says:

    These cookies! Dreamy. I love how simple they are, and how tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Aimee Shugarman says:

    I love adding pudding to my cookies, it’s so soft and chewy that way. LOVE this pumpkin version!

  6. We love pudding cookies! These are delish!

  7. Jackie Groves says:

    I made these cookies. They don’t spread. I had to eventually press then down. I think it maybe needs some baking soda. The taste is find, but they were mushy inside before I pressed them.

    • Pumpkin puree can have different consistencies, so sometimes that can make the dough too thick. I usually press a few chips into the top of my balls of dough, so they get pressed down. Thanks for letting me know that yours needed to be pressed down to flatten out. 🙂

  8. Rachael Brennan says:

    Are these supposed to have eggs?

  9. These are GREAT! Highly recommended!

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