Hands down the best pumpkin cookie of my life. The flavor is on point and the filling just throws it over the top. Pretty much in love with it.
After baking a new cookie recipe, I rate the cookie by how interesting/pretty it looks, how it tastes, its texture, how messy it is to stack and eat), how the cookie stands up after 2 days (does it get soggy or dry out when stored correctly), difficulty of the recipe, and a100% rating by family as a "keeper" to bake again (after all how many recipes become do you need as your"go-to" cookies for special occasions, holidays, and baking with the kids?).
Based on those considerations, I wasn't wowed by the look of this cookie--it looks like other fussy stuffed cookies, the cookie tastes good, but is much too sweet, but the texture was absolutely outstanding!!! My cookies were a bit flat, but were easy to stack and eat. I made these yesterday so I can't address how they stand up to the 2 day wait. This cookie recipe has multiple steps, but is not difficult to make. Family members voted that this cookie was worth making again if the sweetness factor was addressed and something was added to enhance the taste of the stuffed cream cheese. I would also like to see this cookie baked in a bun pan to make it look more interesting.
As you can see, we're tough cookie people!!! Each person gets a voice in analyzing new cookies (even the youngest grandchildren).
Great taste, easy to follow recipe, all ingredients are available locally. Will make this recipe again and am looking for other recipes.
I’ve tried 3 recipes from this site they are all delicious! However, this Sir Pump’king cookie is by far my favorite!
I’m not quite sure if I missed something.. but I did not love this cookie. I feel like the cream cheese center needs to be more of a cream cheese/sugar mixture, rather than just cubes of cream cheese. It tasted like I was biting into a cheese filled cookie and I had to throw them all away.
However, they looked beautiful and the actual cookie part/streusel was delicious.
Your cookie looks great! Thanks for showing how nice they turned out! Definitely good idea for people to decide if they want their center to be sweeter depending on their personal preference :)