It’s no secret I love rice pudding, and Horchata reminds me of delicious rice pudding.
I first had Horchata years ago and one sip and that is all that came to my mind, rice pudding.
It tastes like yummy rice pudding, with cinnamon, maybe nutmeg, and it’s creamy, but not heavy. Icy cold, oh I could go for a glass of Horchata right now. And some tacos!
So Horchata and Rice Pudding, the tow of those got me thinking about pudding cookies.
Yep adding pudding to cookies has got to be a win-win, right?
Think Mexican Snicker Doodles. You do like Snicker Doodles don’t you? or do you just like saying Snicker Doodle, it’s a pretty fun name! Now I’m side tracked thinking of Snicker Doodles and how I really need to make some of those again!
Bake to the Horchata,
really it’s all about saying fun words today.
Like saying Horchata! It sounds like a party, doesn’t it.
Well lets PARTY and make some Horchata Cookies!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Horchata Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/3 cups flour
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cream butter with sugars.
- Add in eggs, extracts, nutmeg and pudding mix.
- Mix in flour and baking soda.
- Use a medium 2 tablespoon scoop to form cookies.
- Mix powdered sugar with cinnamon.
- Roll cookie dough into a ball and roll into cinnamon sugar mixture
- Place balls of cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Then press lightly with the bottom of a smooth bottom glass or measuring cup.
- bake for 8-10 minutes until set and firm on the bottom.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet.
- Then dust the tops of cookies with additional cinnamon sugar mixture.
I’ve seen lots of pudding cookies on Pinterest and decided that these would be my first pudding cookies. I based the recipe off of Jen’s Favorite Cookies: Cookies and Cream Pudding Cookies. They look delicious so I figured that would be a good place to start, I made slight adjustments to accommodate the Horchata flavor. So Jen is to thank for the wonderful inspiration on these and don’t forget to check out her MANY yummy cookies and other recipes like Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup.
Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says
Aw, thanks Diane! Your version sounds delicious, much better than rice pudding if you ask me!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
These look wonderful, Diane! I will have to try them sometime soon! xoxo
Nutmeg Nanny says
Horchata cookies, I love it 🙂 this is something I’ll have to make very soon!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
I’ve never heard of horchata cookies before — but the reference to rice pudding had me convinced I need to try it soon!!
Kim Beaulieu says
I don’t think I’ve ever had these. I think I need to do something about that. They look fabulous.
where can one purchase Horchata Extract???I’ve LOOKED, ASKED, and the Grocer did not know of it’s exsistence,. They asked for the name of the Product’s MAKER, Goya, La Preferida(?), or WHO is the MAKER of this Wonderful Product. I’ve seen Horchata Powder Mix, somewhat lkke when you make TANG or Kool-Aid.
I linked the “Horchata Extract” to the source where I purchase it. I purchase it online at Lorann’s they have wonderful flavorings and offer a wide variety. It’s more of a specialty item as ar a lot of their items and I’m only able to locate the unique flavors online. Here is the direct link: https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8444-horchata-flavor.aspx
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I have used a dry horchata mix for this recipe, I usually just use a bit less flour when using horchata mix. I use 3 tsp of mix.
Very interesting. I’ll have to try these one day. Definitely posting this to Pinterest.
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
Call me crazy, but I’ve never had horchata OR rice pudding! However, I think my sister has mentioned her affinity for horchata, so I’m guessing she’ll flip for these cookies. They look awesome, Diane!
What temp do you cook them at?
How many cookies does this yield?
Can I use powdered horchata instead of the extract? If so how much should I use?
Yes, you can use a powdered flavor, I’m not sure how concentrated the item you have is. If it’s a drink powder mix that is not very concentrated I’d use more than if it’s a concentrated powder. Extracts and concentrated flavors are very strong if you taste them by themselves so it will be a try it and see how strong yours is, then add accordingly.
Hello would love to try this recipe what temperature do you bake them at?
the Baking temperature on these cookies is 350 degrees.
I think you mean put the powdered sugar on AFTER. I did one batch like you said and one without the powder sugar and put on after and it’s much more moist this way
I rolled the cookies in powdered sugar with cinnamon, then flatten them a bit with a glass. Then dusted the tops of the cookies after they were cooled. So 2 applications worked best for me.