Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect fall recipe to enjoy! Fall is easily my favorite season of the year. It is the time for hoodies, college football, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and soup. 

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I have had many compliments on these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, including people who don’t typically eat pumpkin. I’ve been making these for a couple of years now, and they’ve become a requested cookie from friends and family both. 

If you love pumpkin pie and chocolate, I’m very confident that you will adore these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are the perfect vehicle to finally enjoy pumpkin and chocolate together. 

These are my favorite because they aren’t the basic chocolate chip cookie. They have a really soft texture from the pumpkin, and are kind of thick but fluffy for a cookie. I am a big fan of finding new and inventive ways to make chocolate chip cookies, and this is a great one. Anybody can make a basic cookie. That is boring. I’d rather put a spin or twist on it and make it even better. 

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree 

¾ cup white sugar

½ cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 1 teaspoon of milk

Milk chocolate chips (a full bag) 

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 

Directions

In a stand mixer, combine the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, and egg. 

Add in all of the dry ingredients and continue mixing until well incorporated. 

Stir in vanilla and the baking soda/milk mixture. 

Add in the chocolate chips. Note that most recipes call for 1 cup, which I happen to think is just silly. I always add a full bag of chocolate chips in. If I’m opening a bag, I’m using it up. One batch of cookies is one bag of chocolate chips. You have choices here, so feel free to use either one cup or a full bag. 

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick baking spray before spooning equal size amounts of batter for each cookie. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. 

Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely and enjoy! Also note, if you are looking for a new set of oven mitts, here are my favorite.

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled and once your friends and family taste them, there will never be a single batch made again. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are just that amazing! They always put me in a great mood to celebrate fall. 

The cookie batter is slightly thick and goopy, a very technical term. But what makes them amazing and easy to make is they don’t spread out on the cookie sheet at all. No deformed or flat cookies in this recipe! 

They also have a fluffy cake-like texture to them once they are baked. Not dry at all, and can easily be eaten on the go. Great thing to pick up when I’m running out the door for an appointment or meeting and skipped breakfast. But it’s that I need to eat something before I’m hangry. 

Being able to eat these on the go with no fuss or mess is perfect because that makes them even more appealing to me. It is a win/win in my book! Same goes if you have kids. In that case, the cookies may still get a bit messy. But they are far less of a mess than traditional cookies because of the cake-like texture.

Perfect Beginning Baker Recipe!

This is also a great recipe for those who are either baking-challenged, as I call it. Or a beginner, even a kid. There is very little that can go wrong with this recipe, making it the perfect confidence-boosting recipe for beginners. 

Speaking of being baking-challenged, I will say do not add any butter to this recipe. It isn’t needed, but I did the first time I made it. The results were hilarious because the cookies had no body to them and were really runny. I had to laugh at myself because it is such a habit and standard ingredient for cookie recipes. 

That is really the only way I can think of to screw this recipe up. It really is an easy one to make. I have let my husband, Nathan, make these by himself (I rarely leave him unsupervised in the kitchen) and they turned out perfect. 

Between my first time disaster and being able to let Nathan make these alone, I can confidently say that anyone can make this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! 

Discussion

Have you tried this delicious fall cookie recipe? Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in my household! If so, tell me about it in the comments! I would love to hear about your favorite fall recipes as well. Check out my other dessert recipes!

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29 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

    1. That is what makes these cookies even better, Anita! Even a clumsy person in the kitchen can easily make these. There isn’t very many options for error, and I love that.

  1. These cookies look great! I’ve never tried combining pumpkin and chocolate chips but you’ve inspired me to give it a go!

  2. I think I like the cookie recipe and actually, I’m glad it doesn’t take butter. Who needs the extra calories! I don’t normally eat cookies but if they are in the house then I’m a goner. I’m wondering if they do well in the freezer. That way I could make them for my kids but only give them out sparingly and not make them so accessible to me when I’m having a mood and don’t really want to add on calories to my mood.

  3. These cookies is really screaming: FALL. I love anything pumpkin so imagine my delight reading this!! I’m saving this recipe so I can make some cookies and taste fall. We don’t experience fall in my country so this cookies will definitely set the mood!

  4. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies seem like the perfect combination. Fall is one of my favorite season of the year because the weather cools down and it’s nice to spend some time in the kitchen cooking and baking.

  5. I never knew cookies could be made out of pumpkin too. I love pumpkin and like to have it boiled with a bit of mustard oil with rice and in fact carried back one small one back from Singapore recently because pumpkins found there are very tasty. I would love to have these cookies made by you with chocolate chips. Yummy it must be 😊

  6. ooh, I’ve never tried pumpkin & chocolate together – sounds like a heavenly combination! I like the idea of a goopy batter – makes me feel the cookie would be extremely fluffy!

  7. These cookies look so delicious and perfect for the upcoming fall season. Looks like a recipe that’s simple enough to follow, and I love that they bake for 11 minutes only! That means you don’t have to wait as long as you would with a traditional cake.

  8. These look so good! I’ve actually been putting together a list of recipes I want to make this fall season. I’ll add this to my list. My girls will love this so much. We bake together, and just have a nice time! I recently made some apple cider. I added in a few spices, sliced oranges, and it turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  9. Oh my gosh these look amazing. We love cookies in our house, we love to bake them, eat them and also it is nice to gift them too x

  10. These look great! I’m not usually a huge pumpkin fan but my husband is head over heels in love with it. I may just have to make these as a special Thanksgiving dessert treat for him this weekend. I’ll be honest, I’ve never considered baking cookies with pumpkin before… I’m not sure why, it just never crossed my mind lol Likely due to the fact I don’t usually eat pumpkin goods.

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