Pumpkin Spice Mallow Cookies

I was always under the impression that Halloween season started on the 1st of October – but not according to the shops!  Halloween pretty much started in August.

It was very disappointing that my passport had to be renewed and so, sadly, I wasn’t able to go home for my birthday this year (which falls right in the middle of September) which is normally when I do my Halloween shopping.  Sadly, I’m stuck coveting Halloween funfetti cake and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms from a distance…

However, I did manage to rustle up a packet of Jell-o pudding pumpkin spice, as well as pumpkin spice marshmallows (you could probably OD on pumpkin spice in the autumn) and I decided to give this a try.

This is an unusual recipe for me to share because I actually wasn’t 100% happy with it.  My first instinct was to bury this recipe at the bottom of my file and never refer to it again.  But then I realised that my mistakes with this recipe would probably benefit other people!  So hopefully my embarrassment will benefit you….

Pumpkin Spice Mallow Cookies (adapted from Nestle Tollhouse)


3/4 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

113g unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 packet of Pumpkin Spice Jell-O

2 1/4 cups flour

1 bag Pumpkin Spice mallows

1 cup chocolate chips

DSC_0499Cream together butter and sugar.  Mix in eggs, vanilla extract and Pumpkin Spice Jell-O powder.

DSC_0501Sift in bicarbonate of soda and flour.  Mix in the Pumpkin Spice mallows and chocolate chips.

DSC_0502Place on lined cookie tray (or in my case, because I was feeling super autumny, my autumn themed whoopie pie pan).  Bake at 190C for about 8 to minutes.  Now, this is where the problem occurred for me – the mallows blew up.  That’s the only word I can think to describe it, because in the oven, they got incredibly massive and then seem to have pierced, shrunk and flattened.  So I would suggest that anyone making these cookies consider how best to put the mallows in – and I’d love to hear your ideas!

DSC_0506That’s one of my embarrassing cookie stories – what’s one of yours?



  1. recipesfromapantry · · Reply

    I have never ever tried these so cant help. Fab idea though.

  2. Hmmm. I’ve never made marshmallow cookies – sorry! They look tasty, though, and I think they’re a great idea.

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