Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate fall treat. Skip the grocery store line and try this recipe for amazing pumpkin cookies!
We love the fall season so much in the Lofthouse that we start decorating for Halloween in September. So, you know what that means? The pumpkin treats start early. There is no better recipe to kick things off with than Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. The standard of all pumpkin flavored snacks. This recipe is the best one out there! Seriously, this is the only one I use, and soon you will too.
WHAT ARE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?
You know those pumpkin cookies you see this time of year at the grocery store? I have been known to grab a package from time to time, but after discovering this recipe, you’ll never see me snag one again!
My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are moist, chewy, and will put a smile on any Jack-O-Lantern’s face! Pumpkin puree is mixed with flour, spices, and rich milk chocolate chips. When finished they are just what you dreamed of.
INGREDIENTS FOR PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Granulated sugar
- Light brown sugar
- Vegetable oil
- Pumpkin puree
- Milk chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until sifted and combined. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat with an electric hand-mixer until combined. Beat in the egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Gradually mix in the flour mixture; just until combined. Try not to over-mix. Fold in milk chocolate chips.
Drop 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie onto the prepared cookie sheets; spacing 2 inches apart. 15 cookies per sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and let cookies cool right on cookie sheets.
HOW MANY COOKIES DOES THE RECIPE YIELD?
This recipe yields 30 cookies if you scoop only 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie.
WHAT CHOCOLATE CHIPS SHOULD I USE?
I prefer using milk chocolate chips for this recipe. I use the Guittard brand of baking chips. They are large chips and they are delicious! I can find them at most grocery stores. I think it gives the best balance of flavor between the spice and the sweet from the chip.
You can also use a semi-sweet chocolate chip, or a dark chocolate chip if you prefer.
HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES KEEP?
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container, on the counter, for up to 4 days. They can last up to one week when stored in the fridge.
They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. Make sure they are in an airtight container or large freezer bag and release as much air as possible. To thaw, leave them out on the counter on paper towels or paper plates to soak up any moisture.
ENJOY THIS RECIPE? HERE ARE A FEW MORE PUMPKIN TREATS!
Pumpkin Cobbler – This warm cobbler is full of a pumpkin spice flavor! It’s best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – This fun twist on the traditional cookie will have you falling in love all over again with a pumpkin cookie.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Your fall weekend mornings just got a whole lot better! This spiced cinnamon roll with a sweet glaze goes so well with a cup of coffee.
Cheesecake Pumpkin Cupcakes – Each cupcake is infused with pumpkin spice and a creamy cheesecake filling. The cream cheese frosting makes this an indulgent treat!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 bag (11.5 ounces) milk chocolate chips (I use the Guittard baking chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until sifted and combined. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat with an electric hand-mixer until combined.
- Beat in the egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Gradually mix in the flour mixture; just until combined. Try not to over-mix. Fold in milk chocolate chips.
- Drop 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie onto the prepared cookie sheets; spacing 2 inches apart. (15 cookies per sheet.) Bake for 12 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and let cookies cool right on cookie sheets.
17 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”
I am the same way!! So excited to be baking bread…and using apples and pumpkin! Your cookies are the right way to kick off the season 🙂
Of all the things I’ve eaten pumpkin with, I’ve never actually had it with chocolate chips! These little treats look so good – and easy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! I need to try this. I’m super excited for fall too!
I have had these cookies before and they are delicious!
Fabulous! Will try soon! 😀
I’m glad “pumpkin” season is here! These look so easy to make, there’s no excuse for not having my cookie jar filled. 🙂
This looks so good..I love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate…Thanks for the recipe dear..
These are a favorite at our house for sure. Our favorite combos are white chocloate chips and raisins or yogurt covered raisins. Good stuff!
Simple and delicious… my kind of recipe!
i am with you… bring on the fall and pumpkin flavored goodies!
Hooray for pumpkin! I’m so ready for fall. These cookes turned out so beautiful!
This post just proves how we were twins seperated at birth! I haven’t blogged or really even had the chance to look at blogs in the past couple of weeks and I just posted a pumpkin dessert today!!! These cookies look and sound SOOO good Holls! Can’t wait to try them!
Ha, a nice twist to cookies… never heard of pumpkin cookies before. These look wonderful!
LOVE this Holly!
Yum! Looks really addictive! Lovely!
Making these tonight to send a little bit o fall to my SIL – thanks for an easy recipe!
Making these this morning I just took my first batch out of the oven. I’m trying to wait for them to cool but having a rough time I gave in and ate one. They were delicious easy to make I followed the recipe exactly. I still have some pumpkin left so will be making another batch. Holly you always post such awesome recipes thank you.