October is my favorite month. Halloween is my favorite holiday and today is the one year anniversary of my recipe blog, StreamingGourmet – The Blog and my culinary videosharing website StreamingGourmet. To celebrate, I’m kicking off a month of daily pumpkin recipe posts. Follow StreamingGourmet on facebook (look to your right) and you won’t miss a single recipe.
Today’s recipe is for a fluffy pumpkin cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Since the recipe contains both baking powder and baking soda, the cookie dough dough puffs up to make a soft, cakey cookie. The interplay between pumpkin pie flavors and the chocolate chips is surprisingly yummy. I think you’ll be seeing a lot of chocolate/pumpkin pairings this month.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
A fluffy, cakey cookie perfect for a Halloween party.
Recipe type: Dessert
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ brown sugar
- ¾ granulated sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- pinch freshly ground nutmeg
- pinch mace
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add pumpkin and beat well. Then add eggs and beat well. Finally add vanilla and beat well.
- Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, about ⅓ at a time and mix well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula.
- Spoon batter onto cookie sheets that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lightly buttered. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let sit for one minute after removing from oven. Then cool on wire racks.
7 replies on “Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies”
Had a go at this recipe with a few modifications (couldn’t find canned pumpkin around here in the UK so used cooked fresh) and it was a big hit with the family and friends.
Pumpkin is still very much underrated here so I was pleased to be able to do my bit to push the boundaries.
The mixture was a little wet so after a few cookies onto the tray I put the rest of it into muffin cases. Cookies and muffins from the same mix – magic.
Now scanning your site for my next pumpkin attempt. Thanks for all the ideas!
I made these this past weekend but included double the amount of chocolate chips and added 2 cups of walnuts, too. They turned out so well! I had to bake mine a few minutes longer than the recommended 15 but they were fantastic and well appreciated by my pumpkin-loving friends. Thanks for another great recipe!
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For years these have been my go-to cookies… I’ve gifted them to coworkers, neighbors and friends as well as eaten an entire batch myself to console a heartbreak. When I checked this season and found the link disabled, I was devastated!! I’m so glad it’s back! I’ll be making a batch this week