Cookies | October 20, 2019

The BEST Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Fluffy, moist perfect chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. These chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are a family recipe. They are a FAMOUS family recipe actually. They are handed down from great grandmas, to my grandma, to my mom and aunts and now to us. Every fall my kids love to gather round and make these cookies. Yours will too!
pumpkin chocolate chip cooking on cooling rack

TO MAKE THE WORLDS BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES YOU WILL NEED:

  • pumpkin puree
  • baking soda and baking powder
  • flour and sugar
  • eggs and oil
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
  • your favorite bag of chocolate chips

HOW CAN I MAKE THESE COOKIES GLUTEN-FREE

I’ve tried and tested out cup-4-cup flour and it make perfect, beautiful fluffy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! So, if you are looking to alter this recipe for the gluten-intolerant in your family use this flour!

bag of brand gluten free flour

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES

  1. Always start your batters by mixing your dry ingredients together. PRO TIP: mixing your dry ingredients together allows for your rising agents (like baking soda and powder) to be equally incorporated throughout your entire batter, so all your cookies will rise equally.
  2. While mixing add in your wet ingredients– these include your eggs, oil, pumpkin and vanilla.
  3. Mix until batter is smooth and all dry ingredients are blended well. PRO TIP: use a stand mixer with the cookie paddle- it mixes much better, and incorporated air into the batter to help a fluffier smoother cookie. Do you have to use it? no.
  4. ADD YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIPS! yeah baby. the best part. ALL the chocolate

process shots on how to make pumpkin chocolate chip batter

WHAT CHOCOLATE CHIPS ARE BEST?

For this recipe you really can use whatever is your favorite. If you like decadent dark chocolate or smooth milk chocolate dooo it. My mom always uses semi-sweet while I prefer Ghiradelli milk chocolate. Both pair and any chocolate chips pair perfect with this pumpkin batter.

chocolate chips poured on top of pumpkin cookie batter

BAKING PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

On a well greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper)  spoon even scoops of cookie batter. The pumpkin cookies will spread a little and rise a lot so leave room on your cookie sheet for this. I can fit 12 cookies on 1 standard cookie sheet pan.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR COOKIES ARE DONE?

Bake your cookies at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. If they are larger cookies they’ll need to go a few minutes longer. HOW CAN YOU TELL THEY’RE DONE? The center will be nice and firm. You don’t need the cookies to be golden brown. If they are turning brown on the outside they’ll be over-cooked.

5 cookies stacked on top of each other

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5 from 6 votes
Pumpkin Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Fluffy, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 5 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 29 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 12+ oz pkg choc chips
Instructions
  1. Beat Oil, sugar and eggs
  2. In a different bowl sift all dry ingredients together.
  3. Alter scoopfuls of pumpkin and flour into the eggs and sugar mixture while beating. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla and choc chips last.
  5. Cook in preheated oven @375 for 12 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. makes about 4 dozen.
Recipe Notes

GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN COOKIES: use cup-4-cup flour in place of regular flour.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR COOKIES ARE DONE? 

Bake your cookies at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. If they are larger cookies they'll need to go a few minutes longer. HOW CAN YOU TELL THEY'RE DONE? The center will be nice and firm. You don't need the cookies to be golden brown. If they are turning brown on the outside they'll be over-cooked. 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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