Foodie Monday: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

To kick off the month of October, I thought it would be fun to try out a new seasonal recipe using pumpkin {my fave}. I found a basic recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin cookies and tweaked it a little bit to make it my own. These cookies turned out absolutely amazing, and I’m going to be baking them on a regular basis throughout this season {sharing them with friends & family, of course}. They’re a really substantial cookie, with almost a muffin-like consistency. Next time I’ll shape them better knowing that they don’t flatten out while they bake.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter {softened}
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract {the good stuff}
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream butter and sugar, add pumpkin, incorporating well; add egg and vanilla {I love using my Kitchen Aid stand mixer}
  • Mix dry ingredients: flour, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda
  • Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, 1/4 of mixture at a time, make sure batter is mixed well
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Spray cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray
  • Spoon mixture onto cookie sheets, bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown
  • Cool on wire racks
I hope you enjoy them! These are some of the most delicious cookies I’ve ever made. Is it just me, or do cookies instantly taste better when you’ve made them yourself?

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