pumpkin chocolate chip cookies


I’ve been making pumpkin cookies for years and they never turn out like I hope.  They’re delicious, but more fluffy and caky instead of gooey and slightly chewy.  Until now.  Chocolaty, pumpkin-y, and firm enough to dunk into a glass of milk.  Awesome, right?

If you one of those who is obsessed with all things pumpkin, you need these.  And even if you’re not one of ‘those,’ you still need these.  I don’t have a ton to say about these cookies other than they’re fantastic, so you should make them and see for yourself.


pumpkin chocolate chip bite


Oh, a quick note though: I made homemade brown sugar for this recipe.  It’s so simple, it’s laughable.  Ready, pay close attention:

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp molasses

Mix in a bowl.  Done.

So, here’s how it works for this recipe:

Where it says to add the brown sugar to the bowl, INSTEAD, add 1 cup sugar and 1 tbsp molasses.  Mix until it looks like brown sugar (about 30 seconds), then add the butter and proceed with the directions.  EASY!!!  And no extra bowls required!

I’ve done this with many cookie, cake and quick bread recipes and they all turn out fantastic.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup) room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl attached to a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the pumpkin and vanilla. Then add in the rest of the ingredients, slowly, so flour doesn’t explode everywhere.

Using a cookie scoop (or 2 tbsp size ball) scoop onto a cookie sheet.

Bake for 11 minutes (more or less depending on the size of your cookies). Cool on wire rack. DEVOUR with a glass of milk.


Recipe Inspired from Baked by Rachel . The second I saw her cookies I ran to the kitchen and made my own version, I kid you not.  And I’m so glad I did!