Have you ever seen an item advertised, or just talked about by someone, and thought, “I HAVE to try that!”? Well, that recently happened to me. I was reading another blog and she talked about these new, limited edition, Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels. First of all, the recipe she created sounds really amazing. Secondly, it’s pumpkin. Hello! They were calling my name. I scoured the local grocery stores and couldn’t find them. I sent my mom and sister in Florida on a search for them. They couldn’t find them. I looked online and the places I found them wanted crazy amounts of money for them. I’m talking $15.00 per bag. I was crushed. Then, last week I was at the store and there they were. Talk about a happy dance. I’m pretty sure people thought I was nuts as I packed them into my cart. Seriously you guys. I have about ten bags of these babies. When I got them, I didn’t have an exact plan for them. I had to taste them first. I’m happy to report that I made the most wonderful recipe with them. Pumpkin Spice Snicker Doodles. Holy Cow they are good!
Right about now you’re thinking I may have gone off the deep end, right? Well, I promise I have not. They are that good. I tested them with my kids, grandkids and friends. Every single person, besides my husband who is very closely watching what he eats, asked for more. My daughter, who almost never eats sweets, ate 4 of them in less than 10 minutes. My grandkids, who are crazy picky eaters, kept coming back for more. Hayden, the oldest, asked me to make another batch just for him. My friend Candice, who is generally the healthiest eater I know, ate a bunch of them and wanted more. These things are a huge hit! I love it when that happens.
My husband said these aren’t the prettiest cookies he has ever seen, but I really think the taste more than makes up for the way they look. I don’t think they are ugly though. No cookies shaming here.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup of sugar, divided
- 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2½ cups flour + a small amount for rolling cookies
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 10 oz bag of Nestles Pumpkin Spice morsels
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and ¾ cup sugar.
- Add egg and mix well.
- Add Pumpkin Pie Spice, vanilla, baking soda, salt and mix well.
- Add pumpkin puree and mix. (be sure you don't buy pumpkin pie filling)
- Add in flour, 1 cup at a time and mix well.
- Add the pumpkin chips and mix until just blended.
- In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and remaining ¼ cup of sugar.
- Rub a small amount of flour on your hands and roll the dough into balls, about 1 Tbsp at a time.
- Roll each ball through the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until browned.
- Cool on wire rack and enjoy.
If you don’t want to buy Pumpkin Pie Spice in the little, expensive jars, you can mix your own. Amber at Dessert Now Dinner Later has a simple recipe you can use here.
Just so you know, I have a few more pumpkin recipes up my sleeve, so I hope you love it as much as I do. I really do love it. I also have a few pumpkin recipes on the blog. Just search ‘pumpkin’ or look under the recipes tab. Go out and get yourself some of these tasty morsels quick.
What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? Let me know in the comments. It’s some good stuff for sure!