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.

Ingredients:

  • 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
Preparation:
  • 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?
xoxo,
PJ
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