I don't expect much from Pillsbury in terms of baking products around Halloween (recipes--that's a different story altogether). Their pumpkin print cookies are nothing more than sugar cookies imprinted with cheap dye and for similar reasons, their ghost cookies probably scare me in a way that isn't intended. New this season, however, is a pumpkin with cream cheese chips style of separate-and-bake cookie. "All right, Doughboy," I thought to myself when I spotted it on sale at my local Randall's. "I'll give you another chance."
The flavor is vastly superior to that of any other non-chipa-fied type of cookie (e.g., oatmeal, sugar) I've tried from Pillsbury. With strong squash notes with ample support from cinnamon and nutmeg, this product is essentially a mild pumpkin pie in cookie form. If that was all that Pillsbury promised, well, then, it'd be an easy win. The supposed inclusion of cream cheese chips, however, created a reasonable expectation that there would be more than, like, two to a cookie. Not the case. Doughboy, I don't regret my purchase, but next time around amp up the chip-to-dough ratio.