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Food Friday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies



Today I am sharing with you one of my very favorite recipes. I have been making these cookies every fall for years now, and I finally made a batch this week.

I really wish I could remember where the recipe came from, so that I could give proper credit. However, it came to me before the days of things like Pinterest, and before I discovered searching for recipes online.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups (12 oz. bag) chocolate chips
Parchment paper or something to grease the pan

Step 1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line cookie sheet(s)

Step 2-Using a mixer, beat butter until smooth. Beat in white and brown sugars a little at a time until mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 3-Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then mix in vanilla and pumpkin puree.

Step 4-In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.

Step 5-Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture in thirds and beat with mixer. Then, stir in the chips.

Step 6-Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until edges brown.

Step 7-Remove from cookie sheets and let rest. Avoid stacking them before they cool, as they will be very moist and will stick together.

So, so moist and delicious!

Note: The recipe I have written suggests that it makes about 60 cookies or 5 dozen. I like big, fat cookies, so my recipe always makes a bit less than that. Also, on the evening that I made these this week, I made only a half recipe, so my photographs reflect that.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

7 thoughts on “Food Friday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. These look great – I’m sure I’d eat rather too many of them.

  2. I’m going to try these! I’m obsessed with pumpkins. 🙂

  3. I’m going to have to try these this week. My husband has been begging for them every time we hit the grocery store, but they’re never in our budget. But I have the ingredients on hand- hopefully they will do your instructions justice!

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